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February 16, 2015 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Karen Dumont of Conception Bay South has been convicted of catching and retaining more than the daily allowable catch of groundfish (Atlantic cod) during the 2014 Recreational Groundfish Fishery.
Ms. Dumont was convicted in Harbour Grace Provincial Court on December 10, 2014. She was fined $1,000 to be paid within 12 months and was prohibited from recreational fishing in Canadian waters for 12 months. Ms. Dumont was also ordered to forfeit 15 Atlantic cod.
The Government of Canada is committed to safeguarding the long-term health and productivity of Canada’s fisheries resources, and the habitat that supports them, for generations to come. Fisheries and Oceans Canada has a mandate to protect and conserve marine resources and to prosecute offenders under the Fisheries Act. It ensures and promotes compliance with the Act and other laws and regulations through a combination of land, air and sea patrols as well as education and awareness activities.
Illegal fishing is a threat to the sustainability of important fishing resources. You can report suspicious fishing activity or violations of fish habitat by contacting your nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office. You may also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or Newfoundland and Labrador Crime Stoppers.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador Region
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