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Acronyms of Legislations/Regulations
Pacific region convictions under the Fisheries Act
Name and Place of Residence Charge Information (Section & Description) Species Penalties, Forfeitures, Prohibitions or Orders Dates of Conviction
Phat Fanny Oyster Farm Ltd.
Vancouver, British Columbia
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.
Bivalve $500.00 court-ordered fine 2022-05-09
Lighthouse Shellfish Ltd.
Nanaimo, British Columbia
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.
Bivalve $1,000.00 court-ordered fine 2022-04-12
Argosy Sea Farms Ltd.
Squirrel Cove, British Columbia
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.
Bivalve $600.00 court-ordered fine 2022-03-28
Joe Tarnowski
Union Bay, British Columbia
British Columbia Sport Fishing Regualtions, 1996 s35(1)
No person shall catch and retain in a day more fish of a species set out in column I of Schedule V, in any Subarea, than the daily quota set out in column II.
Pacific Oyster $5000.00 court-ordered fine. 2022-03-10
British Coastal Bivalves + Ltd.
Langley, British Columbia
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.
Bivalve $1,000.00 court-ordered fine 2022-03-08
Herman Miller
Burns Lake, British Columbia
British Columbia Sport Fishing Regulations s22
A licence holder who catches and retains a lingcod or a chinook salmon shall immediately record the catch on the licence or, if a record can be made in a catch registry kept by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, in that registry.
Chinook Salmon $750.00 court-ordered fine, forefiture 2022-02-11
Herman Miller
Burns Lake, British Columbia
Fisheries (General) Regulations s36(1)(d) 
No person shall possess fish that were caught by any person while fishing for recreational or sport purposes and that have been skinned, cut, packed or otherwise dealt with in such a manner that, where size limits are applicable, the size of the fish cannot be readily determined.
Dungeness Crab $500.00 court-ordered fine, forefiture 2022-02-11
Herman Miller 
Burns Lake, British Columbia
British Columbia Sport Fishing Regulations s48
No person shall catch and retain a salmon of a species set out in column I of Schedule VI, in any Sub area, lake or stream, the overall length of which is less than the minimum overall length set out in column II.                                            
Chinook Salmon $750.00 court-ordered fine, forefiture 2022-02-11
Melinda Leonardo
Richmond, British Columbia
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.
Bivalve $750.00 court-ordered fine 2021-12-17
Maripaz Josue
Vancouver, British Columbia
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.
Bivalve $750.00 court-ordered fine 2021-12-17
Jenaly Jarap
Richmond, British Columbia
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.
Bivalve $750.00 court-ordered fine 2021-12-17
Lydia Jarap
Richmond, British Columbia
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.
Bivalve $750.00 court-ordered fine 2021-12-17
Glenda Syrjala
Sointula, British Columbia
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.
Bivalve $500.00 court-ordered fine 2021-12-14
Cleanwater Shellfish Ltd.
Sointula, British Columbia
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.
Bivalve $500.00 court-ordered fine 2021-12-14
Block 391 Shellfish Ltd.
Richmond, British Columbia
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.
Bivalve $1,000.00 court-ordered fine 2021-11-25
Sebastian Megchelsen
Burns Lake, British Columbia
British Columbia Sport Fishing Regulations s22
A licence holder who catches and retains a lingcod or a chinook salmon shall immediately record the catch on the licence or, if a record can be made in a catch registry kept by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, in that registry.
Chinook Salmon $750.00 court-ordered fine, forefiture 2021-11-17
Sebastian Megchelsen
Burns Lake, British Columbia
Fisheries (General) Regulations s36(1)(d)
No person shall possess fish that were caught by any person while fishing for recreational or sport purposes and that have been skinned, cut, packed or otherwise dealt with in such a manner that, where size limits are applicable, the size of the fish cannot be readily determined.
Dungeness Crab $500.00 court-ordered fine, forefiture 2021-11-17
Bandstra Transportation Systems Ltd.
Smithers, British Columbia 

Fisheries Act s61(4) (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.

N/A $8750.00 fine 2021-11-17
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