Seven people convicted of fishery violations in province

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Seven people were convicted with violating federal fisheries regulations recently after investigations by fishery officers and guardians from the Department Fisheries and Oceans' Rocky Harbour and St. Anthony detachments.
Verrick Patey and James Saunders of St. Lunaire were convicted on Feb. 2, in provincial court at St. Anthony of exceeding the daily recreational cod quota.
Patey was fined $250. He was prohibited from recreational fishing for one year and 21 cod fish were forfeited.
Saunders was fined $200 and prohibited from recreational fishing for one year.
On Sept. 26, 2009, fishery officers were conducting a patrol in the St. Lunaire area. They observed Patey and Saunders cleaning their catch. Upon inspection, they discovered the two men had exceeded their daily quota of cod.
On Feb. 8, in provincial court at Plum Point, Colby Cullihall of Green Island Cove and Walter Caines of Forresters were convicted for possession of V-notched lobsters.
Both individuals were fined $700. Three V-notched lobsters from each fish harvester were forfeited. On June 8, 2009, fishery officers on vehicle patrol conducted an inspection on several of Cullihall's and Forrester's lobster crates and discovered the V-notched lobsters.
On Feb. 9, 2010, in provincial court at Port Aux Choix, Dawson Diamond of River Ponds was convicted of illegal possession of Atlantic halibut and possession of halibut measuring less than 81 centimetres in length. Diamond was fined $1,500 and three halibut were forfeited.
On Aug. 8, 2009, fishery officers and guardians inspected a vessel occupied by Diamond returning from the commercial cod fishery and discovered the infraction.
On March 24, in provincial court at Rocky Harbour, Darryl Snook of Trout River was convicted of failure to pay at-sea observer fees. Snook was fined $500 and ordered to pay the outstanding observer fees. In June 2009, fishery officers investigated and discovered that Snook did not pay observer fees during the groundfish fishery for 2006, 2008 and 2009.
On March 25, in provincial court at Rocky Harbour, Philip Kennedy of Cow Head was convicted of failure to use a fully operational Vessel Monitoring System. This was a condition of licence during the 2008 seal fishery and for most of the 2008 crab fishery.
Kennedy was fined $750. On Oct. 27, 2008, fishery officers received information on the fish vessel L & P Hann. Upon further investigation, they discovered the violation.

Organizations: Vessel Monitoring System

Geographic location: Rocky Harbour, St. Anthony, Plum Point Port Aux Choix Trout River Cow Head

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