Pacific region

To report suspicious fishing activity or habitat violations, please contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office, or call the 24-hour, toll-free Observe, Record, Report line at: 1-800-465-4336.

The following table sets out convictions over the last six months.

December | November | October | September | August | July | June | May | April | March | February | January

Pacific region convictions under the Fisheries Act
Name and Place of Residence Charge Information (Section & Description) Species Penalties, Forfeitures, Prohibitions or Orders Dates of Conviction
DO, Hieu Van Prince Rupert,
BC
January, 2015 Prince Rupert, B.C.

Fishery General Regulations, Section 22(7) -fish contrary to licence conditions”

Pacific Fishery Regulations Section 63 -fish during a closed time
Dungeness Crab- Commercial Sec. 22(7) - $1000.00 court ordered fine.

Sec. 63 - $2000.00 Court ordered fine.
2016-04-25
CHIU, Ying

JUMBO
SEAFOOD CO. Ltd.

Vancouver, BC
Two Counts:

January 30, 2014. Vancouver, BC

Fisheries Act, S. 33

Purchase fish caught without a license

February 3, 2014. Vancouver, BC

Fisheries Act, S. 33

Purchase fish caught without a license
Spot Prawn – commercial Court-ordered fine.

$15,000 fine for each count: $30,000 total fine.
2016-04-06
DUBIEN, Jean-Francois Sointula,
BC
September 5, 2015. Port McNeill, BC. BCSFR s.49. Fish for salmon with prohibited gear, to wit, barb hooks. Pacific salmon- recreational fishery Ticket issued for $300. Forfeiture of two fishing lures. 2016-04-01
WOOD, Richard Colin,
Nanaimo, BC
February 22, 2016. Nanaimo, BC.

(1) BCSFRs. 40(1) Fish for Prawns with more than four traps.
(2) BCSFR s. 34(1) fish in closed area (during closed time)
(3) BCSFR s. 40(2) fish with improperly marked fishing gear (floats)
Prawn
Recreational
Ticket issued for total of  $550
8 prawn traps forfeited
Count 1- $150
Count 2- $250
Count 3- $150
2016-02-22
NORINGSETH, Norman
Comox, B.C.
Between December 4th, 2011 and April 22nd, 2012 near Haida Gwaii, BC.

2 counts FGR sec. 65(1) Fish in waters other than Canadian Fisheries Waters (US Waters)

2 counts FGR sec. 22(7) Failure to comply with conditions of commercial sablefish licence.
Commercial Sablefish $20,000 Court Ordered Fine. 2016-02-10
BROWN, Douglas Thomas
Fort Nelson, B.C.
August 11, 2015
Terrace, B.C.

BCSFR Sec. 49
Angle with prohibited gear (barbed hook)
Steelhead – Recreational Fishery $230

Payable August 9, 2016
2016-02-09
SAVICH, Peter Jelesiye

Grande Prairie, AB
August 11, 2015
Terrace, B.C.

BCSFR Sec. 13(1)
Possess more than twice the daily quota of fish.

BCSFR Sec. 6(1)
Angle with more than one line in a stream.

BCSFR Sec. 49
Angle with prohibited gear
(barbed hook)
Steelhead – Recreational Fishery Sec. 13(1) - $460

Sec.6(1)- $172.50

Sec. 49 - $172.50

Payable April 8, 2016
2016-02-09
MOULTON, Wallace Arthur

Halifax, N.S.
August 11, 2015
Terrace, B.C.

ASCFR Sec. 17(d)
Fail to record adult Chinook Salmon.

WLA Sec. 12(a)(ii)
Possess more than twice the daily quota of fish.
Salmon – Recreational Fishery Sec. 17(d) - $372.50

Sec. 12(a)(ii) - $372.50

Payable February 12, 2016
2016-02-09