Atlantic salmon fishery violations - Eastern New Brunswick
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Gulf Region, announced today that seven New Brunswick residents have been fined for Atlantic salmon violations in Eastern New Brunswick. The fines total $3,000.
On January 22, 2014, Denis Galluchon of Tracadie-Sheila pleaded guilty to jigging for Atlantic salmon in inland waters. He was fined $1,000 and his hunting and fishing privileges have been suspended for a period of five years under the authority of the Fish and Wildlife Act of the Province of New Brunswick.
On December 9, 2013, Grant Patles of White Rapids pleaded guilty to failing to comply with the conditions of his licence under the authority of the Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licences Regulations. He was fined $1,000 plus the forfeiture of three Atlantic salmon.
On September 23, 2013, the following individuals pleaded guilty to using unauthorized gear to fish Atlantic salmon during a closed time under the Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations. Judge Geri Mahoney awarded the following fines plus forfeiture of fishing equipment (rod, reel and lure) seized at the time of the offence:
Judson Albert Lyle Estabrooks of Hanwell was fined $200.
Allen E. Mills of Escuminac was fined $200.
Lawrence Arden Estabrooks of Naswaak was fined $200.
Rosaire Daigle of Baie Sainte-Anne was fined $200.
Jeremy Martin of Baie Sainte-Anne was fined $200.
The Government of Canada is committed to safeguarding the long-term health and productivity of Canada’s fisheries resources, and the habitat that supports them, for generations to come. Fisheries and Oceans Canada has a mandate to protect and conserve marine resources and to prosecute offenders under the Fisheries Act. It ensures and promotes compliance with the Act and other laws and regulations through a combination of land, air, and sea patrols, as well as education and awareness activities.
Anyone wishing to report suspicious fishing activity or habitat violations is asked to contact their nearest Fisheries and Oceans office, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, visit N.B. Crime Stoppers or text TIP212 to 274637.