A 51-year-old man from South Brook, Green Bay, is facing charges after being arrested July 9 for illegally netting salmon in coastal waters.
The arrest came following a joint operation involving provincial fish and wildlife officers with the Department of Justice, and federal fisheries guardians with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The investigation, which was in response to complaints of poaching activity, spanned several weeks and involved a team of officers conducting surveillance operations. An illegal netting operation was dismantled and the accused charged.
He faces a number of charges under the federal Fisheries Act.
Officers seized a 12-foot aluminium boat, an illegal gill net and 19 salmon. Only two of the salmon were under the legal retention size of 63 centimetres. The other salmon averaged about eight pounds with some exceeding 12 pounds.