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
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
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
ROBERTS, Christopher Murray

Richmond (C.-B.)
May 15-16, 2013 Strait of Juan de Fuca, BC

Fishery (General) Regulation s.33(2)

Did incidentally catch salmon and did not forthwith return it to the place from which it was caught.
Chinook salmon- Commercial Groundfish Trawl fishery Fine: $5,000.00 2016-01-21
ELLIOTT, Fred Reid
Ladysmith, BC
September 7, 2013,
Ladysmith BC. Illegal sale of fish.

November 1, 2013,
Ladysmith BC. Illegal sale of fish.

December 5, 2013,
Ladysmith BC. Illegal sale of fish.

February 25, 2014 Ladysmith BC.
Illegal sale of fish.

FGR s.35(2)
Sell fish caught under a license not authorizing sale
Halibut



Prawns



Prawns



Prawns
Fine amount of $500 per count. Total $2000



Forfeiture of Fishing vessel or equivalent value. $18,000



Forfeiture of halibut and prawns that were sold

$20,000
2016-01-21
SWANSON, Shawn

Powell River, BC
June 6, 2015 near
Texada Island, BC

BCSFR  s. 49
Fish with prohibited gear
Recreational
Salmon
$500 Court Ordered
Fine due Feb 20,
2016

Forfeiture of two
fishing rods, 
reels and gear
2016-01-21
GRAY, Lynette Alice
Terrace, B.C.
July 14, 2012
Terrace, B.C.

ACFLR Sec. 7
Contravening or failing to comply with a condition of a communal license.

FGR Sec. 35(2)
Buy, sell, trade, barter fish not caught by a commercial license.

CCC Sec. 145(2)(b)
Failing to appear pursuant to court order (2 counts)
Sockeye Salmon – Aboriginal Fishery Sec. 7 - $350

Sec. 35(2) - $350

Sec.145(2)(b) –
$520 ($260 for each count)

Forfeiture of:
103 Sockeye
1 gill net
$80 buy money
2016-01-21
MACPHERSON, Graham Eugene

Terrace, B.C.
July 14, 2012
Terrace, B.C.

ACFLR Sec. 7
Contravening or failing to comply with a condition of a communal license.

FGR Sec. 35(2)
Buy, sell, trade, barter fish not caught by a commercial license.
Sockeye Salmon – Aboriginal Fishery Sec. 7 - $350

Sec. 35(2) - $350
2016-01-21
HANSEN, Albert

Campbell River, BC
February 17, 2015 in Lewis Channel, BC

BCSFR  s. 8
Angle with line with more than one hook attached

BCSFR  s. 30
Fish with a Longline

FA  s. 62
Obstruct a Fishery Officer

FA  s. 63
Make a false statement to a Fishery Officer

And three other charges.
Recreational

Chinook   
Salmon

Prawns

Rockfish

Halibut/Groundfish
$5000 Court
Ordered Fine due
Jan 20, 2017

Two Year Fishing
Prohibition

Forfeiture of all
fishing gear and
equipment (approx.
$5000 value)
2016-01-20
POINT, Ian Lance
Nanaimo, BC
February 17, 2013, Lantzville

MCFR 3(2) fish clams in contaminated area 145(2)(a)

CCC - Failing to appear on recognizance or undertaking
Manila clams Count 1- $1000
Count 2- $250
Total fine- $1250
2016-01-12
SELLARS, Arthur John
Soda Creek, BC
July 26, 2012 Soda Creek, BC
Contravening or failing to comply with a condition of a communal licence s.7 ACFLR.

Possess fish caught in contravention of regulations S.33 FA
Sockeye Salmon - Food, Social & Ceremonial Guilty Plea to S.33 FA. S.79.2 Court Ordered:
-10 Sockeye Salmon forfeited.
-$350 fine to Scout Island Nature Center for the purchase of ‘Salmon in the Classroom’ equipment.
-3 year fishing prohibition by any means (gillnet, dip net & rod/reel) during the timeframe of July 6th to August 10th each year ending in 2018.
- 3 year prohibition  from being in possession of fish during the time frame of July 6th to August 10th each year ending in 2018; except at his ordinary residence or in the accompany of his spouse or his children.
2015-12-03
Naden Lodge, Masset BC On and between May 17th-July 4th/2015
S. 13(1) BCSFR in excess of possession limit

S. 35(2) FGR did sell fish caught not under commercial licence.                 
Recreational Chinook and
Commercial Halibut
S. 13(1) $1000+order to pay $4000
S. 35(2) $1000+order to pay $9000
Global Penalty of $15000
$13000 to be directed for the purposes of promoting the conservation and protection of fish and fish habitat on Haida Gwaii.
17 Chinook and 3 Halibut Forfeited
2015-12-03