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
Jason Matthews
Grand Bank, Newfoundland and Labrador
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations
Exceeded daily by-catch of Atlantic Halibut
2019 Commercial Cod $2500.00 fine with six months to pay
Forfeiture of $3318.00 (value of forfeited halibut)
2020-08-12
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations
Failed to accurately complete fishing log
Fine: $2500.00 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 $2500.00 with six months to pay
Forfeiture of $3246.00 (value of forfeited halibut)
2020-08-12
Section 22(7) Fishery General Regulations
Failed to accurately complete fishing log
$2500.00 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 $1000.00 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) $1,000.00 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) $2,500.00 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 $1,500.00 fine with thirty days to pay 2020-07-02
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