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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 and Place of Residence Charge Information (Section & Description) Species Penalties, Forfeitures, Prohibitions or Orders Dates of Conviction
Steven Fast 
Gibsons, British Columbia
British Columbia Sport Fishing Regulations s18
(1) No person shall (a) fish unless the person holds a licence.
Recreational - Prawn  $575.00 federal contraventions ticket 2022-08-10
Wei Tan
Vancouver, British Columbia
British Columbia Sport Fishing Regulations 24
(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.

(2) The close time set out in column IV of item 21 of Schedule IV is considered to be fixed separately and individually for each species of fish set out in column I.
Recreational - Rockfish and Lingcod $575.00 federal contraventions ticket 2022-08-03
Guo Liang
Vancouver, British Columbia
British Columbia Sport Fishing Regulations
(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.

(2) The close time set out in column IV of item 21 of Schedule IV is considered to be fixed separately and individually for each species of fish set out in column I.
Recreational - Rockfish and Lingcod $575.00 federal contraventions ticket 2022-08-03
Jian Zhang
Richmond, British Columbia
British Columbia Sport Fishing Regulations
(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.

(2) The close time set out in column IV of item 21 of Schedule IV is considered to be fixed separately and individually for each species of fish set out in column I.
Recreational - Rockfish and Lingcod $575.00 federal contraventions ticket 2022-08-02
Haoba Chi
Burnaby, British Columbia
British Columbia 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.

(2) The close time set out in column IV of item 21 of Schedule IV is considered to be fixed separately and individually for each species of fish set out in column I.
Recreational - Rockfish and Lingcod $575.00 federal contraventions ticket 2022-07-25
Brian Wayne Howich
Port Hardy, British Columbia
British Columbia Sport Fishing Regulations, s18(1)(a)(1) No person shall (a) fish unless the person holds a licence.

British Columbia Sport Fishing Regulations, s39(2)
No person shall fish for crab with a ring net or crab trap unless a tag, float or buoy that bears the operator’s name is attached to the net or trap.

British Columbia Sport Fishing Regulations, s41
No person shall fish with a crab trap unless the trap has a section in the top or in a sidewall that has been laced, sewn or otherwise secured by a single length of untreated cotton twine no greater than grade No. 120, which, on deterioration or parting, produces a rectangular opening with a minimum size of 7 cm × 20 cm or a square opening with a minimum size of 11 cm × 11 cm.

Fisheries Act, s33
No person shall purchase, sell or possess any fish that has been caught in contravention of this Act or the regulations.
Dungeness Crab $9,000 court-ordered fine, forfeiture, and 8-month fishing prohibition 2022-05-11
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 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 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 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 $5,000 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 court-ordered fine 2022-03-08
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