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Maritimes Region convictions under the Fisheries Act
Name and Place of Residence Charge Information (Section & Description) Species Penalties, Forfeitures, Prohibitions or Orders Dates of Conviction
David Alan Burchell
Dingwall, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s43.4(1)
Every person acting under the authority of a permission referred to in section 4 or a lease or licence, whether issued under this Act or provincial legislation, shall comply with any terms and conditions of the permission, lease or licence that are imposed under the authority of this Act.
Lobster $2,500.00 Fine
plus forfeiture of 5 lobster traps.
2021-02-21
Michael Scott Henderson
Seeley's Cove, N.B.
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s22
No person in a province shall, without lawful excuse, possess any fishing net other than a dip net.
Groundfish $500.00 Fine
plus forfeiture of fishing net.
2021-02-17
Dillon James Perry
Port La Tour, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s43.4(1)
Every person acting under the authority of a permission referred to in section 4 or a lease or licence, whether issued under this Act or provincial legislation, shall comply with any terms and conditions of the permission, lease or licence that are imposed under the authority of this Act.
Tuna and Swordfish $4,000.00 Fine
plus forfeiture of the overrun of fish valued at $4,127.50.
2021-02-11
Stuart Vandyke Smith
Woods Harbour, N.S.
Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, s3(2)
Notwithstanding any other regulations made under the Fisheries Act, where a Regional Director General issues an order under subsection (1) in respect of an area, no person shall, in that area, fish for or catch and retain any species of fish specified in the order unless: (a) the person is the holder of a licence issued under subsection 4(1) and is carrying that licence; or (b) the person is named in a licence issued under subsection 4(1) and is carrying a copy of that licence.
Soft Shell Clams $300.00 Fine
plus forfeiture of items seized.
2021-02-11
Scott Gene
Patterson Back Bay, N.B.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(2)
Possession of undersized lobster in a Lobster Fishing Area.
Lobster $3,000.00 Fine
plus a one year prohibition from fishing for lobster or participating in the lobster fishery in any other manner.
2021-01-21
Travis Lee Welch
Westport, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(1)(a)
Fishing for Lobster during a closed time.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s61.1(a)(i)
In Lobster Fishing Areas 1 to 22 and 27 to 41, no person shall fish with, or have on board a vessel, a lobster trap unless the trap has in one exterior wall of each parlour an escape panel that provides, when removed, an unobstructed opening not less than 89 mm in height and 152 mm in width and that is fastened to the lobster trap with untreated cotton or sisal twine that does not exceed 4.8 mm in diameter.
Lobster
 
 
Lobster
$5,500.00 Fine
 
 
$1,000.00 Fine
2021-01-19
Anthony Bernard Gaudet
Janvrins Island, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s43.4(1)
Every person acting under the authority of a permission referred to in section 4 or a lease or licence, whether issued under this Act or provincial legislation, shall comply with any terms and conditions of the permission, lease or licence that are imposed under the authority of this Act.
Lobster $2,500.00 Fine
plus prohibition from fishing first day of 2021 LFA 29 season.
2021-01-12
Michael Scott Fitzgerald
Dingwall, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s43.4(1)
Every person acting under the authority of a permission referred to in section 4 or a lease or licence, whether issued under this Act or provincial legislation, shall comply with any terms and conditions of the permission, lease or licence that are imposed under the authority of this Act.
Lobster $2,500.00 Fine
plus forfeiture of 5 lobster traps.
2021-01-06
Daniel Joseph Fraser
Dingwall, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s43.4(1)
Every person acting under the authority of a permission referred to in section 4 or a lease or licence, whether issued under this Act or provincial legislation, shall comply with any terms and conditions of the permission, lease or licence that are imposed under the authority of this Act.
Lobster $3,500.00 Fine
plus forfeiture of 7 lobster traps.
2021-01-06
Leon A. Fraser
Dingwall, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s43.4(1)
Every person acting under the authority of a permission referred to in section 4 or a lease or licence, whether issued under this Act or provincial legislation, shall comply with any terms and conditions of the permission, lease or licence that are imposed under the authority of this Act.
Lobster $4,000.00 Fine
plus forfeiture of 7 lobster traps.
2021-01-06
Skylar Dylan Herman
Little Harbour, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s14(1)(b)
Fishing for a species without being authorized.
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations, s91(2)
No person shall engage in recreational fishing for groundfish by any means other than by hand-line or by angling.
Lobster
 
 
Groundfish
$2,500.00 Fine
plus forfeiture of fishing gear and firearm.
$2,500.00 Fine
plus forfeiture of fishing gear.
2021-01-06
Steven Edward Paul Rhuland
Cherry Hill, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s14(1)(b)
Fishing for a species without being authorized.
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations, s91(2)
No person shall engage in recreational fishing for groundfish by any means other than by hand-line or by angling.
Lobster
 
 
Groundfish
$2,500.00 Fine
plus forfeiture of fishing gear.
$2,500.00 Fine
plus forfeiture of fishing gear.
2021-01-06
Rejean Louis D'Entremont
Lower West Pubnico, N.S.
Fishery (General) Regulations, s22(7)
No person carrying out any activity under the authority of a licence shall contravene or fail to comply with any condition of the licence.
Groundfish $1,500.00 Fine 2021-01-05
Julian Ross Donaldson
West Pubnico, N.S.
Fishery (General) Regulations, s34(2)
No person who is fishing under the authority of a licence issued for the purpose of commercial fishing shall dump from a vessel any fish that has been caught in accordance with the Act and the regulations made thereunder.
Groundfish $30,000.00 Fine
plus 15 days mandatory observer coverage.
2021-01-05
Eric Charles D'Entremont
Pubnico, N.S.
Fishery (General) Regulations, s22(7)
No person carrying out any activity under the authority of a licence shall contravene or fail to comply with any condition of the licence.
Groundfish $1,750.00 Fine 2021-01-05
Aubrey Francois D'Entremont
Lower Argyle, N.S.
Fishery (General) Regulations, s22(7)
No person carrying out any activity under the authority of a licence shall contravene or fail to comply with any condition of the licence.
Groundfish $3,500.00 Fine 2021-01-05
Lawrence Kenneth Taylor
Shelburne, N.S.
Fishery (General) Regulations, s22(7)
No person carrying out any activity under the authority of a licence shall contravene or fail to comply with any condition of the licence.
Obstructing mesh in the cod end.
Fishery (General) Regulations, s22(7)
No person carrying out any activity under the authority of a licence shall contravene or fail to comply with any condition of the licence.
Length of strengthening ropes less than circumference of cod end.
Haddock
 
 
 
 
Haddock
$10,000.00 Fine
 
 
 
 
$7,000.00 Fine
2021-01-05
Scott Royce Kenneally
Aylesford, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s43.4(1)
Every person acting under the authority of a permission referred to in section 4 or a lease or licence, whether issued under this Act or provincial legislation, shall comply with any terms and conditions of the permission, lease or licence that are imposed under the authority of this Act.
Halibut $2,500.00 Fine
plus forfeiture of the seized halibut (valued at $1,245.00).
2021-01-05
Clarence Russell Marsh
Florence, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s14(1)(b) Fishing for a species without being authorized.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s59(3) No person shall buy, sell or have in their possession any female lobster with eggs attached.
Lobster


Lobster
$2,000.00 Fine plus forfeiture of all seized items.

$3,000.00 Fine plus forfeiture of all seized items.
2020-12-17
9902848 Canada Inc - Guang Da International
Weymouth, N.S.
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Sheng Ren Zheng
Mississauga, O.N.
Fishery (General) Regulations, s35(2)
Selling of fish not caught under a commercial licence.
Lobster $50,000.00 Fine each
plus fine to be paid within 24 months.
2. Forfeiture of Truck, Trailer and shipment.
3. A section 79.2 order with the following paraphrased terms:
a. Not to possess, etc. Nova Scotia region harvested fish for 2 months;
b. Not to possess any non-commercial fish for 2 years; and
c. Any fish dealt with in any way for the next two years must be strictly reported to DFO in a detailed fashion.
2020-12-14
Hubert Thibault
Comeauville, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s61(4)
A person referred to in subsection (1) shall, on the request of any fishery officer or fishery guardian, provide the officer or guardian, or any authority designated by the officer or guardian, with any information relating to a matter mentioned in subsection (2) that the officer or guardian may request.
Lobster $5,000.00 Fine and Court Order pursuant to s.79.2 of the Fisheries Act for:

1. Additional $10,000 payment to Environmental Damages Fund 2. For a period of 24 months from the date of the Order, Hubert Thibault, personally, or, on behalf of the company Y&H Lobster Buyer, or, any other company in which he is or becomes an owner, agent, officer, partner or director during the term of the Order, is prohibited from

(a) purchasing from or selling lobster to Eric Louis Thibault; (b) purchasing or selling lobster on behalf of Eric Louis Thibault; (c) purchasing from or selling lobster to the company Bay of Fundy Finest Seafoods Distributors Ltd. ,or, any other company in which Eric Louis Thibault is or becomes an owner, agent, officer, partner or director; (d) purchasing or selling lobster on behalf of the company Bay of Fundy Finest Seafoods Distributors Ltd., or, any other company in which Eric Louis Thibault is or becomes an owner, agent, officer, partner or director.
2020-12-03
Royden Joseph d'Eon
Middle West Pubnico, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s43.4(1)
Every person acting under the authority of a permission referred to in section 4 or a lease or licence, whether issued under this Act or provincial legislation, shall comply with any terms and conditions of the permission, lease or licence that are imposed under the authority of this Act.
Winter Flounder $6,000.00 Fine plus forfeiture of net and catch valued at $13,140.10. 2020-11-30
John Wayne Stuart
Allendale, N.S.
Atlantic Fishing Regulations, s57(1)(a)
Fishing for Lobster during a closed time.

Atlantic Fishing Regulations, s48(1)
Subject to subsections (2) and (4), no person shall fish for, buy, sell or have in his possession any mackerel that is less than 25 cm in length.
Lobster


Mackerel
$2,000.00 Fine plus forfeiture of all seized items. $500.00 Fine plus forfeiture of all seized items. 2020-11-25
Blaine Cecil Hamilton
Grandville Ferry, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s43.4 (1)
Every person acting under the authority of a permission referred to in section 4 or a lease or licence, whether issued under this Act or provincial legislation, shall comply with any terms and conditions of the permission, lease or licence that are imposed under the authority of this Act.
Scallop $2,000.00 Fine
plus forfeiture of catch valued at $8,947.00.
2020-11-19
Joseph Arthur Gray
Sambro, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s48(1)
Subject to subsections (2) and (4), no person shall fish for, buy, sell or have in his possession any mackerel that is less than 25 cm in length.
Mackerel $1,000.00 Fine 2020-11-13
Arthur Lewis Page
Rockland, N.S.
Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, s3(2)
Notwithstanding any other regulations made under the Fisheries Act, where a Regional Director General issues an order under subsection (1) in respect of an area, no person shall, in that area, fish for or catch and retain any species of fish specified in the order unless: (a) the person is the holder of a licence issued under subsection 4(1) and is carrying that licence; or (b) the person is named in a licence issued under subsection 4(1) and is carrying a copy of that licence.
Soft Shell Clams $300.00 Fine
plus forfeiture of 3 seized clams.
2020-11-25
Blaine Cecil Hamilton
Delap's Cove, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s43.4(1)
Every person acting under the authority of a permission referred to in section 4 or a lease or licence, whether issued under this Act or provincial legislation, shall comply with any terms and conditions of the permission, lease or licence that are imposed under the authority of this Act.
Scallop $2,000.00 Fine
plus forfeiture of the catch (valued at $8,947.00).
2020-11-19
Michael Andrew Stanton
Centreville, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s14(1)(a)
Fishing for a species of fish set out in Schedule 1 without a fisher’s registration
Lobster $300.00 Fine 2020-11-19
Danny Thomas Bartlett
Yarmouth, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s9.2
Every person or holder to whom a fisheries management order applies shall comply with it.
Elvers $1,000.00 Fine Conviction 2020-09-28
Sentencing 2020-11-17
Alex David Melanson
Kingston, N.S.
Fishery General Regulations, s22(7)
No person carrying out any activity under the authority of a licence shall contravene or fail to comply with any condition of the licence.
Fail to hail-in accurate number of bags of scallops on board the vessel.
Fishery General Regulations, s22(7)
No person carrying out any activity under the authority of a licence shall contravene or fail to comply with any condition of the licence.
Fail to record and provide information regarding all fishing activities every 24 hours in the scallop monitoring document.
Scallop
 
Scallop
$2,000.00 Fine
plus forfeiture of seized scallops valued at $7,348.00.
 
 
$1,000.00 Fine
 
2020-11-16
Curtis Steven Welch
Digby, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s14(1)(a)
Fishing for a species of fish set out in Schedule 1 without a fisher’s registration card.
Lobster $300.00 Fine
 
2020-11-16
Daniel Charles Doucette
Plympton, N.S.
Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, s3(2)
Notwithstanding any other regulations made under the Fisheries Act, where a Regional Director General issues an order under subsection (1) in respect of an area, no person shall, in that area, fish for or catch and retain any species of fish specified in the order unless: (a) the person is the holder of a licence issued under subsection 4(1) and is carrying that licence; or (b) the person is named in a licence issued under subsection 4(1) and is carrying a copy of that licence.
Clams $2,500.00 Fine 2020-11-16
Cory Joseph Hirtle
LaHave, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s43.4(1)
Every person acting under the authority of a permission referred to in section 4 or a lease or licence, whether issued under this Act or provincial legislation, shall comply with any terms and conditions of the permission, lease or licence that are imposed under the authority of this Act.
Groundfish $2,000.00 Fine
plus forfeiture of the catch (valued at $1,111.30).
2020-11-12
Ryan Scott Steeves
Shenstone, N.B.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, 57(1)(a)
Fishing for Lobster during a closed time.
Lobster $1,500.00 Fine 2020-11-03
David Roger Fredericks
Granville Ferry, N.S.
Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, s3(2)
Notwithstanding any other regulations made under the Fisheries Act, where a Regional Director General issues an order under subsection (1) in respect of an area, no person shall, in that area, fish for or catch and retain any species of fish specified in the order unless: (a) the person is the holder of a licence issued under subsection 4(1) and is carrying that licence; or (b) the person is named in a licence issued under subsection 4(1) and is carrying a copy of that licence.
Clams $500.00 Fine 2020-11-02
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