Pacific region

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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
Orcutt, Albert Wade
Errington BC
July 13, 2016 Lasqueti Island BCSFR 24(1) Fish in closed area
BCSFR 29(1)(d) retain undersize lingcod
Lingcod $400 ticket -1 lingcod forfeited
(SECTION 24(1)- $250
SECTION (29(1)(d) - $150)
2016-09-12
Scott Stanley Mathew STEER

Gabriola Island, B.C.
July 21, 2015

Vancouver, B.C.

3 counts:

S. 79(6)(b) FA Fail to comply with a court order by: possessing a fishing vessel; possession of fishing gear; and possessing or acquiring interest in a commercial fishing license or vessel (“Our Bro”)
Dungeness Crab 60 days in jail

17 year Fisheries Act Prohibition Order

Forfeiture of the Commercial fishing vessel “Miss Haliyah”

Forfeiture of a boat trailer

Forfeiture of all associated fishing gear

Forfeiture of an Apple iPad

Forfeiture of all crab traps found and retrieved from the permanent closure area within Vancouver Harbour
2016-09-07
Taylor James Allan GUERIN

&

John Peter CAMPBELL

Musqueam, North Vancouver, BC
PFR Sec 63, fish during closed time.

FA Sec 33, sell fish during closed time.
Spot Prawn $4500 fine for each defendant. ($9000 total).

Court ordered 100 hours community service each defendant.

5 year prohibition from participating in the commercial prawn fishery, or holding a commercial prawn licence.
2016-09-02
WOODS, Gary

Courtenay, BC
May 10, 2016 Grant Reefs
BCSFR 49, Fish for salmon with barbed hooks
BCSFR 22, Failure to maintain catch records
Recreational Salmon $250.00 ticket                 
Forfeiture of 1 Chinook Salmon
2016-08-25
Scott Stanley
Matthew STEER

Nanaimo, BC
April 10, 2016

Contravene order made under section 79.2 of the Fisheries Act (possess fishing gear – 8 counts)
  45 days in jail

12 year ban
  • not to apply for new lease or licence
  • not to be onboard any fishing vessel
  • not possess or acquire any interest in any such vessel or licence
  • not to own or possess any fishing gear of any kind
Forfeiture of Fishing Vessel HOLLY V and all seized items

$1,600 Victim Surcharge
2016-08-25
MERKOSKY, Raphael

Lund, BC
June 24, 2016 Lund BC
BCSFR 49, Fish for salmon with barbed hooks
BCSFR 22 (X2) Failure to maintain catch records
Recreational Salmon $350.00 ticket
Forfeiture of lure
2016-08-17
SEA, David Tai
Burnaby BC
August 5, 2016 Schooner Cove
BCSFR 49 (x2) fish for salmon with barbed hooks
Salmon - Recreational $300 ticket Forfeiture of two lures 2016-08-16
NG Fung Enterprises 1999 Ltd.

Chi Fai “Patrick” KWOK, CEO

Richmond, BC
January 24, 2014

NG Fung Enterprises 1999 Ltd Unit 5-2351 Simpson Road Richmond, B.C.

S. 32(2) SARA No person shall possess, collect, buy, sell or trade any protected species of wildlife

S. 62 Fisheries Act No person shall obstruct or hinder a Fishery Officer who is carrying out duties under the Fisheries Act
Northern Abalone

Unlicensed Fishery – prohibited species
$67,500 fine

Convicted of 3 counts

1640 individual pieces of Northern Abalone - forfeited

$10,000 fine Convicted of 1 count
2016-08-15
MACDONALD, Donald D
Nanaimo BC
July 13, 2016 Lasqueti Island
BCSFR 24(1) fish in closed area
Finfish - Recreational $250 ticket 2016-08-10

ORR, Jason
Sidney, BC

Between August 21, 2015 and August 25, 2015, Masset, BC.

FA s. 33, Possess Fish Caught in Contravention of the Fisheries Act.

Halibut, Recreational Fishery

$1000 Total Penalty

$250 Court Ordered Fine and $750 Order pursuant to s. 79.2(f) of the FA

2016-07-29

KLOBCHAR, Bruce

Comox, BC
July 15, 2016 Grant Reefs
BCSFR 49 (X2) Fish for salmon with barbed hooks
Recreational Salmon $300.00 ticket
Forfeiture of 2 lures
2016-07-29
KELLY, Simon
Whistler, BC
August 25, 2015.

Section 43 BCSFR

Fish for salmon during closed time (near Rivers Inlet,BC)
Salmon-recreational fishery $5,000 total penalty.

$500 Court Ordered Fine and $4,500 Payment Order.
2016-07-28
MCCURRIE, Ryan
Grand Prairie, Alberta
   June 24, 2016 Sangster   Island
BCSFR 49, Fish for salmon with barbed hooks
BCSFR 22, Failure to maintain catch records
BCSFR 44, Catch and retain wild Coho Salmon
Recreational Salmon $400.00 ticket
Forfeiture of 2 lures, 1 Coho Salmon,
1 Chinook Salmon
2016-07-28

KIM, Bok Yong
Nanaimo BC

June 20, 2016 Nanaimo
BCSFR 13(1) possess more than twice daily quota of oysters

Oysters- Recreational

$250 ticket 2016-07-26
KIM, Soo Duk Nanaimo BC June 20, 2016 Nanaimo
BCSFR 13(1) possess more than twice daily quota of oysters
Oysters- Recreational $250 ticket 2016-07-26
LI, Mai Qi
North Saanich BC
June 24, 2016 Nanaimo
BCSFR 13(1) possess more than twice daily quota of oysters
BCSFR 18(a) Fish without a licence
Oysters- Recreational $250 ticket - total
$150 for section 13(1)
$100 for section 18(a)
2016-07-26
Scott Stanley Matthew STEER

Nanaimo, BC
February 25, 2016

Breach of Recognizance Curfew Breach - Section 145(3)(B)of Criminal Code
  21 Days in jail 2016-07-21
HO, My Danny
Burnaby, BC
Between August 14th and August 27th 2015 Sechelt, BC.
Fish Closed Time (Fishing Within a Dioxin Closure) s. 25(1) FA
Sell Fish Caught in Contravention of the Fisheries Act s. 33 FA
Dungeness Crab-Commercial $20,000 Court Ordered Fine To Be Paid In Two $10,000 Installments. 2016-07-20
CAO, Li Qui
Toronto Ont.
July 7, 2016 Courtenay
BCSFR 35(1) catch and retain in excess of  daily quota of clams
Manila clams-recreational $300 ticket 2016-07-19
HUANG, Guo X
Vancouver BC
July 7, 2016 Courtenay
BCSFR 35(1) catch and retain in excess of  daily quota of clams
Manila clams-recreational $300 ticket 2016-07-19
LI, Min Xia
Richmond BC
July 7, 2016 Courtenay
BCSFR 35(1) catch and retain in excess of  daily quota of clams
Manila clams-recreational $300 ticket 2016-07-19
YE, Baoer
Toronto Ont.
July 7, 2016 Courtenay
BCSFR 35(1) catch and retain in excess of  daily quota of clams
Manila clams-recreational $300 ticket 2016-07-19
YE, Yan Hua
Richmond BC
July 7, 2016 Courtenay
BCSFR 35(1) catch and retain in excess of  daily quota of clams
Manila clams-recreational $300 ticket 2016-07-19
Ye, Yaogi
Richmond BC
July 7, 2016 Courtenay
BCSFR 35(1) catch and retain in excess of  daily quota of clams
Manila clams-recreational $300 ticket 2016-07-19
LI, Huilin July 13,2016 Nanaimo
BCSFR 13(1) possess more than twice daily quota of clams and
BCSFR 13(1) possess more than twice daily quota of oysters
Manila clams oysters-recreational Total fine $2000
$1000 ticket each count
2016-07-14
Jian, Yunhua July 13,2016 Nanaimo
BCSFR 13(1) possess more than twice daily quota of clams and
BCSFR 13(1) possess more than twice daily quota of oysters
Manila clams
Oysters-recreational
Total fine $2000
$1000 ticket each count
2016-07-14
McNEIL, Bradley
James Duncan, B.C.
Nov. 20, 2014 Port McNeill Fishery General Regs. 35(2) Illegal purchase of halibut Halibut $1,000.00 fine, forfeiture of 37.19 kilograms halibut 2016-06-29
PAL, Tony
Coquitlam, B.C.
May 22, 2016 – Narvaez Bay, Saturna Island, B.C. BCSFR – 13(1) over possession
Lingcod BCSFR – 13(1) over possession rockfish
Lingcod and Rockfish – Recreational Fishery Voluntary Payment Ticket

Lingcod - $250
Rockfish - $750

Forfeiture of lingcod and rockfish
2016-06-16
WELLS, Stuart
North Vancouver, BC      
May 23, 2016

North Vancouver, BC
BCSFR s. 37 (1) (b)
Catch and retain undersized crab           
Crab –recreational fishery Ticket issued for $250.00 2016-05-25
CLATTERSON, Edward
Sicamous, BC
April 27, 2016 Shuswap Lake
BCSFR 55(1), BCSFR 63 
Fish during a closed time and fish with prohibited gear
Non Tidal Rainbow Trout recreational Ticket issued for $400.00
Warning was also issued for fishing with prohibited bait. 
2016-04-28
EDVARDSON, Leif Morely
Revelstoke, BC
April 27, 2016 Shuswap Lake
BCSFR 55(1) and 63 
Fish during a closed time and fish with prohibited gear
Non Tidal Rainbow Trout recreational Ticket $400.00 2016-04-28
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
CHENG, Qing Yun
Victoria BC
April 11, 2016 Nanaimo BCSFR 13(1) possess more than twice daily quota of clams Manila clams-recreational $500 ticket
Forfeited 3 rakes, 2 gardening tools, (1) pair of rubber gloves, 1 plastic pail
2016-04-18
Scott Stanley Matthew STEER

Nanaimo, BC
April 10, 2016 Breach of Recognizance

(Being onboard vessel other than BC Ferries - Section 145(3)(A)of Criminal Code
  21 days in jail 2016-04-12
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