Man fined, banned from recreational fishing for life for netting salmon

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Carson Tulk of Stoneville has been fined $6,000 and banned from recreational fishing for the rest of his life after being convicted of netting Atlantic salmon in inland waters.

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He was also convicted of obstructing a fishery guardian.

Tulk was convicted Feb. 21 in provincial court at Gander.

Tulk is also prohibited from being within 50 metres of inland waters for five years.

Suspicious fishing activity or violations of fish habitat can be reported to the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office or to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or

Organizations: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Crime Stoppers

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Recent comments

  • jamie foster
    March 17, 2014 - 20:18

    check it

  • Spock
    March 14, 2014 - 15:18

    Insufficient data. Was he using large nets to poach hundreds or a landing net to take one or two? Is this a first offence? Did he catch them for personal use or to sell them? I usually take a very hard line on poaching but unless there is more to this than is reflected in the article, it does seem unusually harsh, at least as compared to far lighter sentences for other crimes no less serious, eg. drunk driving.

  • Will Cole
    March 12, 2014 - 18:28

    To jail with poaching scum.