Newfoundland and Labrador region

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Newfoundland and Labrador region convictions under the Fisheries Act
Name and Place of Residence Charge Information (Section & Description) Species Penalties, Forfeitures, Prohibitions or Orders Dates of Conviction
TJL Enterprise Ltd.
St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 43.4(1) Fisheries Act
Offload crab without authorization
2020 Crab $1000 fine
Forfeiture of 53lbs of Snow Crab
2020-12-01
Shawn Seward
Hillview, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 59(2) Atlantic Fishery Regulations
Illegal possession of undersized lobster
2020 Lobster $1000 fine 2020-11-24
Section 62 Fisheries Act
Obstructed a Fishery Officer
$1000 fine
Francis Clowe
Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 43.4(1) Fisheries Act
Failed to offload all catch once offloading commenced
2020 Crab $2000 fine
Forfeiture of 43 lbs of crab
2020-11-23
Randy Day
Bay Bulls, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 91(3)(a) Atlantic Fishery Regulations
Exceeded daily limit
2020 Recreational Groundfish $1000 fine
Forfeiture of 5 Atlantic Cod
Prohibited from Recreational fishing for Groundfish for 1 year
2020-11-23
Tonya Day
Bay Bulls, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 91(3)(a) Atlantic Fishery Regulations
Exceeded daily limit
2020 Recreational Groundfish $1000 fine
Forfeiture of 5 Atlantic Cod
Prohibited from Recreational fishing for Groundfish for 1 year
2020-11-23
William Tapper
Torbay, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 13(1)(c) Atlantic Fishery Regulations
Permitted another fisher to fish his lobster licence
2018 Lobster $1000 fine 2020-11-23
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations
Illegal possession of undersized lobster
$800 fine
Clifford Coveyduck,
Cupids, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 91(3)(a) of the Atlantic Fishery Regulations
Exceeded daily limit
2020 Recreational Groundfish Fishery $1000 fine
1 year prohibition from the recreational groundfish fishery
forfeiture of seized fish
2020-11-18
Kenneth Gilley
St. Paul’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 43.4(1) Fisheries Act
Exceeded trap limit
2020 Lobster $1000 fine 2020-11-16
Section 27(1)(a) Fishery General Regulations
Unmarked gear
$250 fine
Section 43.4(1) Fisheries Act
Fished lobster traps without valid tag attached
$250 fine
Cyril Toope
Old Bonaventure, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 43.4(1) Fisheries Act
Illegal possession of  v-notched lobster
2020 Lobster $750 fine 2020-11-19
Jerome Ward
South East Bight, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 43.4(1) Fisheries Act
Failed to take an observer
2019 Cod  $1500 fine 2020-11-10
Daniel Hayes
Brigus South, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 43.4(1) Fisheries Act
Exceeded weekly landing limit
2019 Cod $500 fine
$765 clawback
2020-11-09
Steven Miller
Flatrock, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 22(7) Fishery (General) Regulations
Exceeded daily limit
2018 Capelin $2000 fine 2020-11-09
Arno Pennell
Trepassey, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations
Inaccurate fishing log
2019 Cod $500 fine 2020-11-03
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations
Inaccurate hail
$500 fine
Randy Vaslett
Terrenceville, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 57(1)(a) Atlantic Fishery Regulations
Fished during closed time
2020 Lobster $2500 fine
Forfeiture of 1 lobster pot and 1 white bucket
2020-10-28
Section 59(2) Atlantic Fishery Regulations
Illegal possession of undersized lobster
$2000 fine
George Dennis Ash
Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 91(3)(a) of the Atlantic Fishery Regulations
Exceeded daily limit
2019 Recreational Groundfish $1000 fine
Forfeiture of 15 Atlantic Cod
1 year prohibition from the Recreational Groundfish Fishery
2020-10-07
David Pynn
Carbonear, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 91(3)(a) of the Atlantic Fishery Regulations
Exceeded daily limit
2019 Recreational Groundfish $1000 fine
1 year prohibition from the Recreational Groundfish Fishery
2020-10-07
Ivan Smith
Dildo, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 91(3)(a) of the Atlantic Fishery Regulations
Exceeded daily limit
2019 Recreational Groundfish $7500
5 year prohibition from the recreational groundfish fishery
forfeiture of seized fish, rods and bucket
2020-10-05
Ella Cornick
Port Au Choix, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 10(1) Newfoundland Labrador Fishery Regulations
Commercially fished for capelin in inland waters
2019 Capelin $3000 fine 2020-09-10
Jason Matthews
Grand Bank, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations
Exceeded daily by-catch of Atlantic Halibut
2019 Commercial Cod $2500 fine with six months to pay
Forfeiture of $3318 (value of forfeited halibut)
2020-08-12
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations
Failed to accurately complete fishing log
Fine: $2500 six months to pay
Lloyd Matthews
Grand Bank, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations
Exceeded daily by-catch of Atlantic Halibut
2019 Commercial Cod $2500 with six months to pay
Forfeiture of $3246 (value of forfeited halibut)
2020-08-12
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations
Failed to accurately complete fishing log
$2500 fine with six months to pay
Gerald Davis
Glovertown, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 10(2) Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations
Attempted to jig fish
2019 Recreational Angling Salmon/Trout $1000 fine
2 months prohibition from recreational inland fishing and being on or near inland waters
2020-07-29
Sidney Wells,
Belleoram, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations
Possession of untagged pots aboard vessel
2018 Lobster (commercial) $1,000 fine with 6 months to pay
Forfeiture of 11 Lobster Pots
2020-07-03
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations
Exceeded maximum number of pots
2018 Lobster (commercial) $2,500 fine with 6 months to pay
Melvin Heath,
Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 43.4(1) Fisheries Act
Offloaded cod without authorization
2019 Stewardship Cod $1,500 fine with thirty days to pay 2020-07-02
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