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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
Darryl Snook
Trout River, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 52(A) Atlantic Fishery Regulations
Fished for crab during closed time.
2019
Snow crab
$2500 Fine 21-02-12
Section 27(1)(A) Fishery General Regulations
Failure to mark fishing gear
$500 Fine
Section 22(7) Atlantic Fishery Regulations
Illegal possession of v-notched lobster
 
2019
lobster
$1500 Fine
Prohibited from fishing lobster for first 10 days of season
Forfeiture of two seized lobster
Raymond Dean Wells
Kings Point, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 10(2)
Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations
Netting salmon in inland waters
2020
Atlantic salmon
$2500 Fine
Prohibited from fishing in inland waters for one year
21-02-10
Section 33 Fisheries Act
Illegal possession of salmon
Walter Dean
Little Hearts Ease, Newfoundland and Labrador
43.4(1) Fisheries Act
Failed to offload all crab in the presence of a Dockside Observer
2020
Snow crab
$2000 Fine
Forfeiture of 56 pounds of seized Snow Crab
 
2021-02-02
Robbie Melvin
Bauline East, Newfoundland and Labrador
91(3)(a) Atlantic Fishery Regulations
Exceeded daily limit
2019
Recreational Groundfish
$500 Fine 2021-01-18
Dwight Petten
Port de Grave, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations
Exceeding daily limit
2017 Capelin $1700.00 2021-02-11
Gregory Bailey
Trinity East, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 43.4(1) Fisheries Act
Exceeded daily limit of capelin
2020 Capelin $1000.00 Fine
Clawback of capelin valued at $4677.00
2021-02-03
James McNamara,
Port Union, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 3 (2) Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations
Fishing in a Closed Area
2020 Contaminated Shellfish Program $500.00 Fine 2021-02-01
Gordon Crane
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 13(b) Newfoundland Fishery Regulations
Fishing in inland waters during closed time
2020 Trout $150.00 2021-02-01
Conal McNamara
Port Union, Newfoundland
Section 3 (2) Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations
Fishing in a Closed Area
2020 Contaminated Shellfish Program $500.00 Fine
Forfeiture of fishing gear
2020-02-01
William Roberts
Hermitage, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations
Exceeded daily limit
2019 Scallop (Recreational) $2000.00 Fine
Prohibited from fishing in the Recreational Scallop Fishery for 6 months
2021-01-29
Bradley Roberts
Torbay, Newfoundland and Labrador
Sec 43.4(1) Fisheries Act;
Failed to offload all crab in the presence of Dockside Observer
2020 Snow Crab $3000.00 Fine
Forfeiture of 156 pounds of seized Snow Crab
2021-01-22
Felix St. George
New Perlican, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 91(3)(a) Atlantic Fishery Regulations
Exceeded daily limit
2020 Recreational Groundfish $1000.00 Fine
Forfeiture of seized fish
Prohibited from Recreational fishing of Groundfish for 1 year
2021-01-20
Derek St. George
Heart’s Delight, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 43.4(1) Fisheries Act
Bait net not set properly
2020 Bait $500.00 Fine
Forfeiture of seized herring bait net
2021-01-20
Philip Chetwynd
Port Clyde, Nova Scotia
Section 43.4(1) Fisheries Act
Fished more than one quota area at same time
2020 Snow Crab $2500.00 Fine 2021-01-20
Section 43.4(1) Fisheries Act
Failed to keep an accurate fishing logbook
$2500.00 Fine
Edward Paul Tiller
Newtown, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 13(1)(c) Atlantic Fishery Regulations
Permitted a person to Fish lobster licence without authorization
2019 Lobster $500.00 Fine 2021-01-14
Jason Tiller
Appleton, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 14(1)(b) Atlantic Fishery Regulations
Fished for lobster without authorization
2019 Lobster $500.00 Fine 2021-01-14
John Penney
Salvage, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 43.4(1) Fisheries Act
Fished after weekly authorized limit of cod was reached
2020 2J3KL Stewardship Cod $500.00 Fine 2021-01-12
Section 43.4(1) Fisheries Act
Fished using untagged gillnets
$1000.00 Fine
Forfeiture of two gillnets
Austin Boyd Feltham
Hare Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations
Exceeded the number of gillnets permitted
2020 2J3KL Stewardship Cod $1000.00 Fine
Forfeiture of three cod gillnets.
2021-01-12
Sec. 22(7) Fishery General Regulations
Failure to mark fishing gear
$750.00 Fine
Bruce Darrow Oram
Hare Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations
Exceeded the number of gillnets permitted
2020 2J3KL Stewardship Cod $1000.00 Fine
Forfeiture of four cod gillnets.
2021-01-12
Brian Donald Hunter
Salvage, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 43.4(1) Fisheries Act
Fished after weekly authorized limit of cod was reached
2020 2J3KL Stewardship Cod $500.00 2021-01-12
Section 43.4(1) Fisheries Act
Failure to mark fishing gear
$1000.00
Forfeiture of two gillnets
Wade Bolt
Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 43.4(1) Fisheries Act
Fished in a Marine Conservation Target closed area
2020 Turbot $5000.00 Fine 2021-01-11
Wade Bolt
Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 13(1)(c) of the Atlantic Fishery Regulations
Permitted a person to fish lobster licence without authorization
2020 Lobster $1000.00 Fine 2021-01-11
Cordell Corcoran
Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 91(3)(A) Atlantic Fishery Regulations
Exceeded daily limit
2020 Recreational Groundfish $1000.00 Fine
1 year prohibition from participating in the Recreational Groundfish Fishery
Forfeiture of 15 cod fillets and 15 cod tongues
2020-12-21
Rodney Pennell
Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 91(3)(A) of the Atlantic Fishery Regulations
Exceeded daily limit
2020 Recreational Groundfish $1000.00 Fine
1 year prohibition from participating in the Recreational Groundfish Fishery.
Forfeiture of 15 cod fillets and 15 cod tongues
2020-12-21
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
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