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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
Gordon Bimm
Prince George, British Columbia
BC Sport Fishing Regulations, s43
No person shall fish for salmon of a species set out in column I of an item of Schedule VI, in any Subarea, lake or stream, during the close time set out in column V of that item.
Coho Salmon $575.00 2021-09-13
Cara Sinclair
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.
Halibut $863.00 + forfeiture of Halibut  2021-09-13
Cara Sinclair
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.
Halibut $863.00 + forfeiture of Halibut  2021-09-13
Kyle Schutz
Prince George, British Columbia
BC Sport Fishing Regulations, s43
No person shall fish for salmon of a species set out in column I of an item of Schedule VI, in any Subarea, lake or stream, during the close time set out in column V of that item.
Coho Salmon $575.00 2021-09-09
Jay Beckstead 
Portland, OR, USA
BC Sport Fishing Regulations, s63
No person shall fish for any species of fish by a method or with a type of gear or bait set out in column I of an item of the table to this section, in a lake or stream, during the close time set out in column II of that item.
Steelhead Trout  $575.00 2021-09-03
Yujie Guo      
Terrace, British Columbia
BC Sport Fishing Regulations, s43
No person shall fish for salmon of a species set out in column I of an item of Schedule VI, in any Subarea, lake or stream, during the close time set out in column V of that item.
Chinook Salmon $575.00 + forfeiture of Chinook salmon 2021-08-26
Richard Heriot 
Abbotsford, British Columbia
BC Sport Fishing Regulations, s43
No person shall fish for salmon of a species set out in column I of an item of Schedule VI, in any Subarea, lake or stream, during the close time set out in column V of that item.
Coho Salmon $575.00 2021-08-23
Leslie Taylor 
Abbotsford, British Columbia
BC Sport Fishing Regulations, s43
No person shall fish for salmon of a species set out in column I of an item of Schedule VI, in any Subarea, lake or stream, during the close time set out in column V of that item.
Coho Salmon $575.00 2021-08-23
Richard Porkka
Fernie, British Columbia
BC Sport Fishing Regulations, s55(1)
No person shall fish for, or catch and retain, fish of any species, in a lake or stream, from 23:00 hrs to 24:00 hrs on December 31.
Steelhead Trout  $250.00 2021-08-22
Steven Prosser
Terrace, British Columbia
BC Sport Fishing Regulations, s43
No person shall fish for salmon of a species set out in column I of an item of Schedule VI, in any Subarea, lake or stream, during the close time set out in column V of that item.
Pink Salmon $250.00 2021-08-13
Jordan Smoley 
Terrace, British Columbia
Fishery (General) Regulations, s35(2)
Subject to subsection (3), no person shall buy, sell, trade, barter or offer to buy, sell, trade or barter any fish unless it was caught and retained under the authority of a licence issued for the purpose of commercial fishing, a licence issued under Part VII, a licence issued under the Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licences Regulations in which the Minister has authorized the sale of fish or an Excess Salmon to Spawning Requirement Licence issued under the Pacific Fishery Regulations, 1993.
Halibut $460.00 + forfeiture of Halibut 2021-08-02
Tierney Carroll
Houston, British Columbia
BC Sport Fishing Regulations, s24(1)
No person shall fish for fish of a species set out in column I of an item of Schedule IV, in any Subarea, with a type of gear or by a method set out in column III of that item during the close time set out in column IV of that item.
Yelloweye Rockfish  $250.00 + forfeiture of Yelloweye rockfish  2021-08-02
Steven Bakker
Terrace, British Columbia
BC Sport Fishing Regulations, s44
No person shall catch and retain in a day more salmon of a species set out in column I of an item of Schedule VI, of an overall length set out in column III of that item, in any Subarea, lake or stream, than the daily quota set out in column IV of that item.
Chinook Salmon  $288.00 + forfeiture of Chinook salmon  2021-08-02
Tylor Evans                                 Terrace, British Columbia BC Sport Fishing Regulations, s56(1)
No person shall catch and retain in a day more fish of a species set out in column I of Schedule VII, of an overall length set out in column II, than (a) the daily quota set out in column III or the daily catch limit under section 7 of the Yukon Territory Fishery Regulations, in respect of fish caught in Atlin Lake, Bennett Lake, Laidlaw Lake, Morley Lake, Tagish Lake, Teslin Lake, or in Rancheria River, Swift River or their tributaries; or (b) the daily quota set out in column III, in any other case.
Steelhead Trout  $288.00 + forfeiture of Steelhead trout  2021-08-02
Wen Xiong Xu
Coquitlam, British Columbia
Fisheries Act, Section 33
No person shall purchase, sell or possess any fish that has been caught in contravention of this Act or the regulations.
Bivalve $3,000.00 court-ordered fine, forefiture 2021-07-20
Ning Ning Ding
Coquitlam, British Columbia
Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations Section 3(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 unless
(a) the person is the holder of a licence issued under subsection 4(1) and is carrying that licence; or
(b) the person is named in a licence issued under subsection 4(1) and is carrying a copy of that licence.
Bivalve $3,000.00 court-ordered fine, forefiture 2021-07-20
Liu Lubin
Coquitlam, British Columbia
Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations Section 3(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 unless
(a) the person is the holder of a licence issued under subsection 4(1) and is carrying that licence; or
(b) the person is named in a licence issued under subsection 4(1) and is carrying a copy of that licence.
Bivalve $3,000.00 court-ordered fine, forefiture 2021-07-20
Brian Wiebe                                Burns Lake, British Columbia BC Sport Fishing Regulations, s43
No person shall fish for salmon of a species set out in column I of an item of Schedule VI, in any Subarea, lake or stream, during the close time set out in column V of that item.

BC Sport Fishing Regulations, s49
No person shall fish for salmon by a method or with a type of gear or bait set out in column I of an item of the table to this section in any Subarea, lake or stream during the close time set out in column II of that item.
Chinook Salmon $250.00 + $150.00 + forfeiture of gear and Chinook salmon 2021-07-14
David Teichroeb              Vanderhoof, British Columbia Fisheries Act,43.4(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.
Halibut $2500.00 + forfeiture of oversized Halibut 2021-07-06
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