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To report suspicious fishing activity or habitat violations, please contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office, email us at DFO.ORR-ONS.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca, or call the 24-hour, toll-free "Observe, Record Report line" at  1-800-465-4336.

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Acronyms of Legislations/Regulations
ACFLR
Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licences Regulations
BCSFR
B.C. Sport Fishing Regulations, 1996
CCC
Canada Criminal Code
CSA
Canada Shipping Act
FA
Fisheries Act
FGR
Fishery (General) Regulations
MCFR
Management of Contaminated Fishery Regulations
MMR
Marine Mammal Regulations
NTFR
Northwest Territories Fishery Regulations
PAR
Pacific Aquaculture Regulations
PFMAR
Pacific Fishery Management Area Regulations, 2007
PFR
Pacific Fishery Regulations, 1993
SARA
Species At Risk Act
YTFR
Yukon Territory Fishery Regulations
Pacific region convictions under the Fisheries Act
Name Charge information (Date, location of the offence, sections and description) Species and fishery(ies) Fines, penalties, forfeitures, prohibitions or orders Dates of conviction
Trites, Norman Bruce

June 20, 2023, Bamfield, B.C.

FA 25(1) place or set gear or apparatus during close time

Salmon $10,000 Fine 2024-04-17
Olsen, Kim Anthony

July 20, 2022 Bella Bella, BC

FA 25(1) Place or set fishing gear or apparatus in water during a close time

Lingcod $1,000 Fine
$300 Victim surcharge
2024-03-05
Rempel, Nolan Glen

July 6, 2023 Texada Island, BC

BCSFR 44 Catch and retain salmon above daily quota

Chinook Salmon $3,500 Fine 2024-03-05

July 6, 2023 Texada Island, BC

BCSFR 22 Fail to maintain catch records

Chinook Salmon $250 Fine 2024-03-05
Dong, Yi

May 9, 2023 Surrey, BC

BCSFR 37(1)(b) Catch and retain undersized crab

Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program $750 Fine 2024-02-26

May 9, 2023 Surrey, BC

FA 33 Purchase, sell or possess illegally caught fish

Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program $1,000 Fine 2024-02-26
Ming, An

May 9, 2023 Surrey, BC

BCSFR 37(1)(b) Catch and retain undersized crab

Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program $750 Fine 2024-02-26

May 9, 2023 Surrey, BC

FA 33 Purchase, sell or possess illegally caught fish

Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program $1,000 Fine 2024-02-26
Pacific Region Contravention Act Tickets

Multiple Offences

Total of 154 charges

Multiple Species Total $63,677 2024-01-01 to 2024-03-31
Tang, Yu Rang

September 22, 2022 Sechelt, B.C.

BCSFR 13(1) Possess more than twice the daily quota of fish

FA 33 Purchase, sell or possess illegally caught fish

Rockfish and clam $8,000 Fine 2024-02-08
Zhao, Sheng Hui

September 22, 2022 Sechelt, B.C.

BCSFR 13(1) Possess more than twice the daily quota of fish

FA 33 Purchase, sell or possess illegally caught fish

Rockfish and clam $6,000 Fine 2024-02-08
Ye, Bai Jia

September 22, 2022 Sechelt, B.C.

BCSFR 13(1) Possess more than twice the daily quota of fish x2

FA 33 Purchase, sell or possess illegally caught fish

Rockfish and clam $15,000 Fine 2024-02-08
Reid, David Cedric

May 2, 2023

Strawberry Islets, BC

FA 63(1) false statement to a fishery officer

Shrimp - Prawn $500 Fine and forefeiture 2024-02-07

May 2, 2023

Strawberry Islets, BC

BCSFR 40(1) fish for shrimp with more than four traps

Shrimp - Prawn $3,000 Fine 2024-02-07

May 2, 2023

Strawberry Islets, BC

BCSFR 40(2) fish for shrimp with an unidentified shrimp trap

Shrimp - Prawn $1,500 Fine 2024-02-07
Keitsch, Dean

June 4 & 12, July 3, 9, 10 & 29, 2020 Sechelt, B.C.

FA 43.4(1) Fail to comply with terms and conditions of lease/licence x8

Prawn
Commercial
$52,100 Fine 2024-01-31

July 2-3, 2020 Sechelt, B.C.

PFR 63 Fish for shellfish in a closed time x2

Prawn
Commercial
$120,000 Fine 2024-01-31

July 3 & 9, 2020 Sechelt, B.C.

FGR 12 Failing to produce registration/licence on demand x2

Prawn
Commercial
$7,500 Fine 2024-01-31

July 9, 2020 Sechelt, B.C.

FA 33 Purchase, sell or possess illegally caught fish

Prawn
Commercial
$2,500 Fine and order made that pursuant to 79.2(a) until Jan 31, 2025 Keitsch is prohibited from being the master of any vessel. Disgorgement order of $67,900 2024-01-31
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