Shrimp fishermen fined for fishing prohibited areas

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Four shrimp fishermen from the province will pay a combined $25,799.55 in fines and forfeitures for fishing in prohibited areas and failing to complete their fishing logs, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans announced today.

Shrimp being unloaded. File photo

A news release notes that three of the men were convicted of fishing for shrimp in the Funk Island Deep closed area. The area was closed to inshore shrimp trawlers in 2005 due to concerns about the impact of bottom trawling on crab fishing grounds.

Those convicted are:

• Blake Hayden of Cape Broyle, who was fined $6,000 for failing to fully and accurately complete his fishing logs and fishing in a closed area;

• Derrick Day of Portugal Cove, who was fined $5,500 and the forfeiture of his shrimp catch valued at $4,546.61 for failing to fully and accurately complete his fishing logs and fishing in a closed area;

• Bradley Roberts of Pouch Cove, who was fined $1,000 and the forfeiture of his shrimp catch valued at $1,052.94 for fishing in a closed area;

• Jamie Rose of St. Anthony, who was fined $7,500 for failing to fully and accurately complete his fishing logs.

Suspicious fishing activity or violations of fish habitat can be reported by contacting any Fisheries and Oceans Canada office or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

 

 

Organizations: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Cape Broyle, Pouch Cove, St. Anthony

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  • a business man
    May 27, 2014 - 14:11

    Great News!