June 2, 2016
Fisheries violations in Newfoundland and Labrador net significant penalties
St. Johnís NL
The first quarter of 2016 saw over $83,000 in fines for fisheries violations in Newfoundland and Labrador, along with prohibitions, forfeitures, and jail time.
To view all convictions for January to March 2016 visit
Some significant penalties include the following:
Recreational salmon and trout
Kevin Lavhey Sr. of Terrenceville was sentenced to 90 days in custody for attempting to jig fish. He was also placed on probation for 12 months and prohibited from fishing any waters for five years.
Bradley Banks and Josh Lockyer of Hampden were each charged $3000.00 following convictions related to salmon and trout angling. Both are prohibited from holding fishing licences for three years and are not permitted on or near inland waters during this period.
If you see suspicious fishing activity, contact your nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)
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