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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
Joey Lee Purdy

Yarmouth, 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 Fine 2022-06-28
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 $1,500 Fine 2022-06-28
Michael Felton Deviller

Tusket, 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 $1,500 Fine 2022-06-28
Eugene Michael Boudreau

Wedgeport, 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 $500 Fine 2022-06-28
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(3)

No person shall possess, in a Lobster Fishing Area set out in column I of an item of Schedule XIV, any claw, tail or meat that has been separated from the thorax or carapace of a lobster.
Lobster $15,000 Fine

Plus prohibition from fishing in Lobster Fishing Area 34 for the month of May, 2023.
2022-06-28
Fisheries Act, s33

No person shall purchase, sell or possess any fish that has been caught in contravention of this Act or the regulations.
Lobster $1,000 Fine 2022-06-28
Curtis Wade Hamilton

Port Maitland, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s14(1)(b)

Fishing for a species without being authorized.
Lobster $800 Fine 2022-06-20
Chester Stacey Denton

Digby, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s48(1)

A person shall not fish for, buy, sell or have in their possession any mackerel that is less than 26.8 cm in length.
Mackerel $1,000 Fine

Plus forfeiture of seized fish valued at $257.60.
2022-06-16
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.
Mackerel $500 Fine 2022-06-16
Mervin Donald Mailman

New Germany, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s34.3(4)(e)

No person shall fish in any manner within 23 m downstream from the lower entrance to any fishway, obstruction or leap.
Gaspereau $600 Fine

Plus forfeiture of seized fish and buckets.
2022-06-15
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s41.1

No person shall catch and retain more than the recreational daily quota of Gaspereau.
Gaspereau  $440 Fine 2022-06-15
Frank John Henry Allen

Corkum's Island, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(2)

Possession of undersized lobster in a Lobster Fishing Area.
Lobster $1,200 Fine

Plus forfeiture of seized lobsters.
2022-06-02
Frank John Henry Allen

Corkum's Island, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(2)

Possession of undersized lobster in a Lobster Fishing Area.
Lobster $1,200 Fine 2022-05-31
Matthew Lambert

Black's Harbour, 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.
Clam $1,000 Fine

plus forfeiture of gear.
2022-05-27
Keith Leland Bush

West Dublin, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(2)

Possession of undersized lobster in a Lobster Fishing Area.
Lobster $2,000 Fine 2022-05-19
Vance Keith Bush

West Dublin, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(2)

Possession of undersized lobster in a Lobster Fishing Area.
Lobster $2,500 Fine 2022-05-19
Bernie Russel Selig

Lunenburg, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s59(3)

No person shall buy, sell or have in their possession any female lobster with eggs attached.
Lobster $1,500 Fine 2022-05-19
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(2)

Possession of undersized lobster in a Lobster Fishing Area.
Lobster $1,000 Fine 2022-05-19
Roland Gordon Atwood

Barrington Passage, 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 Fine

Plus forfeiture of seized catch sold for $9,289
2022-05-19
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 Fine

Plus forfeiture of seized catch sold for $12,502
2022-05-19
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 Fine 2022-05-19
Michael Roland Surette

Pinkney's Point, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(1)(a)

Fishing for Lobster during a closed time.
Lobster $3,000 Fine

Plus forfeiture of 32 lobster crates.
2022-05-16
Kevin Ronald Mitchell

Tantallon, 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 $4,577 Fine 2022-04-27
Julian Ross Donaldson

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.
Groundfish $10,000 Fine

plus forfeiture of catch valued at $5,373.05.
2022-04-26
Jeffrey Clair Halliday

Hillsburn, 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 $1,000 Fine

plus forfeiture of handheld clam-digging tool and bucket.
2022-04-26
Scott Douglas Conrad

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 $1,000 Fine

plus forfeiture of handheld clam-digging tool and bucket.
2022-04-26
Jacob Edward Jacquard

Wedgeport, 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.
Scallops $300 Fine 2022-04-14
Darren Edwin Davidson

Wolfville, N.S.
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations, s4(1)(a)

Subject to subsections (2) to (5), no person shall fish for or catch and retain any fish unless the person is authorized to do so under the authority of a licence issued under these Regulations, the Fishery (General) Regulations or the Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licences Regulations.
Gaspereau $750 Fine

plus forfeiture of net and 3,520 lbs. of gaspereau valued at $2,464.
2022-04-07
Daniel Medric Boudreau

Port Maitland, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s33

No person shall purchase, sell or possess any fish that has been caught in contravention of this Act or the regulations.
Sea Scallop $1,000 Fine 2022-03-28
Fisheries Act, s63(3)

No person shall produce for examination or copying by an inspector, a fishery officer or a fishery guardian or any authority designated by a fishery officer or a fishery guardian any records, books of account or other documents that contain false or misleading information.
Sea Scallop $1,000 Fine 2022-03-28
Christopher J. Lank

Campobello Island, N.B.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(1)(a)

Fishing for Lobster during a closed time.
Lobster $5,000 Fine 2022-03-24
John C. Brown

Campobello Island, N.B.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(1)(a)

Fishing for Lobster during a closed time.
Lobster $5,000 Fine

plus forfeiture of 30 lobster traps and associated rope, buoys and anchors.
2022-03-24
Peter John Craig Cheney

Grand Manan, N.B.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(2)

Possession of undersized lobster in a Lobster Fishing Area.
Lobster $3,000 Fine 2022-03-09
Andrew Hachey

Garnette Settlement, N.B.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(2)

Possession of undersized lobster in a Lobster Fishing Area.
Lobster $2,000 Fine 2022-03-09
Luc Rodney Babin

Concession, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s14(1)(b)


Fishing for a species without being authorized.
Halibut $3,000 Fine 2022-03-07
Donnel John Alley

Campobello Island, N.B.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s13(1)(c)

Permitting another person not named on licence to operate vessel while fishing.
Halibut $2,000 Fine 2022-03-07
Richie Leigh Everett

Hillsburn, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s57(2)

Possession of undersized lobster in a Lobster Fishing Area.
Lobster $6,000 Fine 2022-03-03
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.
Lobster $500 Fine 2022-03-03
Gary Colin Negus

Isaac's Harbour, N.S.
Fisheries Act, s25(2)

Subject to the regulations and subsection (3), any person who places or sets any fishing gear or apparatus in any water, along any beach or within any fishery shall remove it when the gear or apparatus is not being tended and prior to the commencement of a close time.
Lobster Licence suspended for the last seven days of the season for Lobster Fishing Area 31B. 2022-03-02
Barry Chester Gerrard

Popes Harbour, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s115.2

No person shall leave fishing gear unattended in the water for more than 72 consecutive hours.
Lobster $1,000 fine

plus forfeiture of 45 lobster traps.
2022-03-02
Jesse Noel Asprey

Sheet Harbour, N.S.
Atlantic Fishery Regulations, s115.2

No person shall leave fishing gear unattended in the water for more than 72 consecutive hours.
Lobster $500 fine 2022-03-02
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