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Charges for Illegal Fishing Activity End in $4000 Fine

Feb 10, 2020

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Illegally caught salmon using net, from this Central Newfoundland case.

A person in Central Newfoundland has been convicted and fined $4,000 for illegal fishing activity.

The convictions stem from an investigation conducted last July after Fish and Wildlife officers received information from the public about illegal netting taking place near Little Burnt Bay. The person was charged on January 21, 2020.

They are prohibited from recreational fishing for one year after netting Atlantic salmon and illegally having Atlantic salmon in their possession.

On October 29 of last year, another individual in the same incident was convicted and fined $2,000 for netting Atlantic salmon.

Both individuals were caught after officers set up surveillance in the area following the tips from the public.