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NL Fisheries Convictions 2016

PRESS RELEASE

NR-NL-16-05E
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
http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/media/charges-inculpations/nl-tnl-eng.htm
 
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.

Quick Facts
 
If you see suspicious fishing activity, contact your nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)
 
Associated Links
http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/media/charges-inculpations/nl-tnl-eng.htm
 
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Contact
 
Media Inquiries
Communications
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
709-772-3375