Gulf region

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Gulf region convictions under the Fisheries Act
Name and Place of Residence Charge Information (Section & Description) Species Penalties, Forfeitures, Prohibitions or Orders Dates of Conviction
Angus G. Macdonald
Port-Hood, NS
Fisheries Act 43.4 (1) - Failure to comply with any terms and conditions of a permission, lease or licence.

Line violation and forfeiture of one trap.
Snow Crab $4,000 fine 2020-08-18
Fisheries Act 43.4 (1) - Failure to comply with any terms and conditions of a permission, lease or licence.

No record of tags
Snow Crab $750 fine 2020-08-18

James W. Gavin
Tignish, PEI

Fisheries Act 43.4 (1) - Failure to comply with any terms and conditions of a permission, lease or licence.

Fishing in an unauthorized area x2
Snow Crab $10,000 fine 2020-08-18
Fisheries Act 43.4 (1) - Failure to comply with any terms and conditions of a permission, lease or licence.

Failure to hail-out to go crab fishing to a DMP company.
Snow Crab $750 fine 2020-08-18
Fisheries Act 43.4 (1) - Failure to comply with any terms and conditions of a permission, lease or licence.

Failure to embark an at-sea observer at the request of a fishery officer.
Snow Crab $750 fine 2020-08-18
Fisheries Act 34.4(1) -  Fail to have both operators/license holders onboard while partaking in crab fishing activities. Snow Crab $750 fine 2020-08-18
Fisheries Act 63 (1) - Making a false statement or misleading statement, whether orally or in writing to an inspector, a fishery officer, a fishery guardian, any authority designated by a fishery officer or a fishery guardian or any authority prescribed under this Act.

Provided a false statement to a fishery officer during an interview.
Snow Crab $750 fine 2020-08-18
Louis Paulin
Lamèque, NB
Atlantic Fishery Regulations 57 (1) (b) – Possessing lobster during close time. Lobster $900 fine 2020-08-17
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations 57 (b) - Fishing without a licence for oysters in a specified area during specified weekly close time. Oyster $250 fine 2020-08-17
Fisheries Act 62 –  No person shall obstruct or hinder a fishery officer, a fishery guardian or an inspector who is carrying out duties or functions under this Act.

Poaching
Oyster, lobster and clams $700 fine 2020-08-17
Fernand Savoie
Lamèque, NB
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations 34 - Catching and retaining from the specified waters any clam of a specified species less than the specified minimum length. Clams $200 fine 2020-08-17
Fisheries Act 62 –  No person shall obstruct or hinder a fishery officer, a fishery guardian or an inspector who is carrying out duties or functions under this Act. $700 fine 2020-08-17
Gildard Chiasson
Pigeon Hill, NB
Fishery General Regulations 22 (7) - Failing to comply with any condition of the licence.

Failure of returning to water a bycatch of American plaice.
Smelt $600 fine 2020-08-04
Ryan Pettigrew
Salmon Beach, NB
Fishery General Regulations 22 (7) - Failing to comply with any condition of the licence.

Failure of returning a female lobster in the water
Lobster $1,000 fine 2020-07-27
Yves Gagnon
Inkerman, NB
Fishery General Regulations 22 (7) - Failing to comply with any condition of the licence.

Failure of having a logbook and permit.
Lobster $1,800 fine 2020-07-16
Eldon Haché
Le Goulet, NB
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 57 (2) - Possessing lobster shorter than the minimum size in a lobster fishing area. Lobster $4,550 fine 2020-07-14
Bruno Lanteigne
Miscou, NB
Fishery General Regulations 22 (7) - Failing to comply with any condition of the licence.

Fishing in a closed area.
Lobster $5,000 fine 2020-06-05
Bernard Lanteigne
Miscou, NB
Fishery General Regulations 22 (7) - Failing to comply with any condition of the licence.

Fishing in a closed area and non-valid tag.
Lobster $8,000 fine 2020-06-05
Gilles Guignard
Miscou, NB
Fishery General Regulations 22 (7) - Failing to comply with any condition of the licence.

Fishing in a closed area and failure of having license onboard.
Lobster $3,250 fine 2020-06-05
Roland Lanteigne
Miscou, NB
Fishery General Regulations 22 (7) - Failing to comply with any condition of the licence.

Fishing in a closed area.
Lobster $3,000 fine 2020-06-05
Marcel Ward
Miscou, NB
Fishery General Regulations 22 (7) - Failing to comply with any condition of the licence.

Fishing in a closed area.
Lobster $3,000 fine 2020-06-05
Ernest Stewart
Miscou, NB
Fishery General Regulations 22 (7) - Failing to comply with any condition of the licence.

Fishing in a closed area.
Lobster $3,000 fine 2020-06-05
Roger Lanteigne
Miscou, NB
Fishery General Regulations 22 (7) - Failing to comply with any condition of the licence.

Fishing in a closed area.
Lobster $3,000 fine 2020-06-05
Denis Lecouteur
Miscou, NB
Fishery General Regulations 22 (7) - Failing to comply with any condition of the licence.

Fishing in a closed area.
Lobster $3,000 fine 2020-06-05
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