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Man Arrested after Salmon Seized

Seized boat and motorA man was arrested June 18 for violating Newfoundland and Labrador Fisheries Regulations after wildlife officers seized eight salmon, a cod fish, a net, and a boat and motor in the Conche area of the Northern Peninsula.

The investigation is continuing and charges are pending.

According to a news release, a team of officers initiated an investigation following complaints from the general public of commercialized salmon poaching in the Conche area. With the assistance of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the RCMP, the Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Division set up surveillance in the region resulting in the arrest.

A 17-foot-boat and motor were seized by Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Officers as the result of an investigation into illegal salmon netting in the Conche area of the Northern Peninsula.

To report poaching activity, people can call 24-hours a day, toll-free to either Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or Fish and Wildlife Enforcement at 1-877-820-0999. Anonymous online reports can also be submitted at www.stoppoaching.ca or www.nlcrimestoppers.com.