Four in NL Charged for Illegal Salmon Fishing

Above: Confiscated Equipment associated with the case


Four charged in connection to illegal salmon fishing
Published on September 15, 2014

Four people have been charged with offences related to illegal salmon fishing in central Newfoundland after an investigation by the province’s Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Division earlier this month.

The four accused face charges including: two counts of illegally netting salmon in inland waters; two counts of illegal possession of salmon; one count of possession of a firearm during a closed time and without a valid licence; and four charges under the Motorized Snow Vehicles and All-Terrain Vehicle Regulations.

An all-terrain vehicle, trailer, boat, motor, six Atlantic salmon, and a .22 calibre rifle were seized.

A news release noted the Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Division received a complaint from the public and officers conducted surveillance in the area of Ragged Harbour River that resulted in the charges.