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Nova Scotia Lobster Harvesters Fined

30 January 2013

CANADA - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Gulf Region, has announced two Nova Scotia lobster harvesters have been fined by Judge Richard MacKinnon for violations under the Fisheries Act. The fines total C$3,610.

Evan McDormand of Westport pleaded guilty to harvesting lobster without a licence and to obstructing a fishery officer. He received a $1,600 fine.

Dale Trenholm of Bayfield pleaded guilty to harvesting lobster without a licence. He was fined $2,010.

Conservation measures exist to protect and rebuild fish stocks so that fish resources are sustainable for generations to come.

Anyone wishing to report suspicious fishing activity or habitat violations is asked to contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office, to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, visit www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or text TIP202 to CRIMES (274637).

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