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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
Niu, Jiayi,
New Westminster, B.C.
April 21, 2020, Powell River, B.C.
BCSFR s.35(1)
Overlimit oysters
Recreational Oysters $500 Ticket. Forfeiture of oysters.  2020-11-18
Ye, Wei,
Vancouver, B.C.
April 21, 2020, Powell River, B.C.
BCSFR s.35(1)
Overlimit oysters
Recreational Oysters $500 Ticket. Forfeiture of oysters.  2020-11-18
Philip, Reid,
Powell River, B.C.
May 9, 2020, Powell River, B.C.
BCSFR s.36(a).
Retain overlimit clams 
Recreational Clams $250 Ticket. Forfeiture of 367 clams 2020-11-12
Slen, Thanh,
Burnaby, B.C.
September 26, 2020, Egmont, B.C.
BCSFR s.25(1)
overlimit rockfish
BCSFR s.335(1)
overlimit oysters
BCSFR s.29(1)(d)
undersize lingcod
FGR s.11
fail to produce fishing licence
Recreational Rockfish/Lingcod/Oyster  $485 Ticket. Forfeiture of fish. 2020-11-06
Slen, Nhi,
Burnaby, B.C.
September 26, 2020, Egmont, B.C.
BCSFR s.25(1)
overlimit rockfish
BCSFR s.335(1)
overlimit oysters
BCSFR s.29(1)(d)
undersize lingcod
FGR s.22
fail to maintain catch records
Recreational Rockfish/Lingcod/Oyster  $435 Ticket. Forfeiture of fish. 2020-11-06
SHAW, Robert Gordon June 11, 2019, Masset, Haida Gwaii, BC.
PFR s.25.
Fishing without a Fish Harvester Registration Licence (FRC).
Red Sea Urchin, commercial dive fishery Fined $500 2020-11-05
Bilcik, Bruce,
Madeira Park, B.C.
May 8, 2020, Sechelt, B.C.
BCSFR s.43
Retain chinook during closed time
BCSFR s.49
Fish for salmon with prohibited gear
Recreational Chinook Salmon $550 Court Ordered Fine. Forfeiture of two electric downriggers, two meat lines, one rod and reel, and one chinook  2020-11-04
Chung, Kwan,
Surrey, B.C.
September 17, 2020, Powell River, B.C.
BCSFR s.35(1)
Retain overlimit oysters
Harvested in closed contaminated area
Recreational Oyster $1000 Ticket. Forfeiture of oysters. 2020-10-23
Chung, Kye,
Surrey, B.C.
September 17, 2020, Powell River, B.C.
BCSFR s.35(1)
Retain overlimit oysters
Harvested in closed contaminated area
Recreational Oyster $1000 Ticket. Forfeiture of 97 oysters. 2020-10-23
Uncao, Alfredo, North Vancouver, B.C. August 14, 2020, Sechelt, B.C.
BCSFR s.49
Fish for salmon with prohibited gear
Recreational Chinook Salmon $250 Ticket. Forfeiture of two rod and reels and two electric downriggers. 2020-10-21
Marteinson, Benjamin,
Gibsons, B.C.
Sept 30, 2020, Sechelt, B.C.
BCSFR s.29(1)(d)
Retain undersize lingcod
BCSFR s.22
failure to maintain catch records
Recreational Lingcod  $250 Ticket. Forfeiture of lingcod  2020-10-16
Lee, Ho,
Surrey, B.C.
September 17, 2020, Powell River, B.C.
BCSFR s.35(1)
Retain overlimit oysters,
BCSFR s.36(a)
Retain overlimit clams
Harvested in closed contaminated area.
Recreational Oyster and Clam  $2000 Ticket. Forfeiture of clams and oysters.  2020-10-16
Lee, Kyung,
Surrey, B.C.
September 17, 2020, Powell River, B.C.
BCSFR s.36(a)
Retain overlimit clams
Harvested in closed contaminated area. 
Recreational Clam $1000 Ticket. Forfeiture of clams. 2020-10-16
Wilshaw, Scott,
Kelowna, B.C.
August 23, 2019. Lund, B.C.
FGR s.35(2)
sell prawn caught without the authority of a commercial license.
Recreational Prawn $15,000 Court Ordered Fine and Forfeiture of 4,752 prawns. 2020-10-15
Sundstrum, Korey Edvin,
Port Alberni, B.C.
July 19, 2018. Queen Charlotte City, B.C.
PFR s.30
Fish during closed time.
July 20, 2018. Queen Charlotte City, B.C.
F(G)R s.22(7)
fail to ensure EM data operational.
Commercial Lingcod $5000 court-ordered fine $4000 court-ordered fine plus $5200 disgorgement order under sec. 79 FA Total fine $14,200  2020-10-09
HUANG, Meilan September 12, 2020, Burnaby, BC.
BCSFR s.34(1).
Fishing for shellfish in closed time.
Clams, recreational fishery Ticket $250 2020-10-06
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