Men fined $3,000 each for violating food fishery rules

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Marvin Robbins and Milton Robbins of Lumsden have each been fined $3,000 for offences related to the recreational cod fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Both were charged for exceeding the daily bag limit of cod during the 2013 recreational groundfish fishery.

Both men were convicted on Feb. 4 in provincial court in Gander.

Marvin Robbins was convicted and sentenced on one charge and fined $3,000. He also forfeited 32 cod fillets, 48 round cod, 14 cod tongues, and two cod cheeks.

Milton Robbins was convicted and sentenced on one charge and received a fine of $3,000.

A court date is pending for a third individual involved in this case.

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  • Terry
    July 17, 2014 - 20:42

    We are the only ones in Canada that can't fish in our own waters . but everyone can fish just out side our 200 mile limit, why us ? you think the fish don't swim out side the limit ?where all fools for putting for up with it . To soft , there should be no fines for fishing like we did for hundreds of years . People like claty should be fine for talking shit . Just go's to show he never spent a day on the water and don't like fish .

  • Bonita
    March 03, 2014 - 20:47

    This is so out there,,, as Newfoundlanders we should have the right to fish when we want and where we want in our waters,,, Instead we are expected to eat the garbage from the supermarket,,, that's been there for decades,,,, most likely from china... Thanks Harper.

  • mainlander
    March 03, 2014 - 11:51

    This is beyond ridiculous. The collapse and recovery of the cod stocks is not from fellas like Marvin and Milton catching a few fish for their families. Newfoundlander's should be able to "food fish" whenever and how much they want.

    • claty
      March 03, 2014 - 15:14

      The fine was not big enough in my opinion