Wednesday August 16, 2017
A Touch To Much?
Sanford caught with 230 Sokeye, fined for infractions
By Dept of Fisheries/Facebook photos\
Robert Sanford fined taking more fish than could be on the rack.
obert Sanford pleaded guilty in Chilliwack Provincial Court to violating the Fisheries Act by removing unprocessed fish from a dry rack site. This happened during a First Nations traditional Sockeye salmon dry rack fishery on the Fraser River at Union Bar, near Hope on July 27, 2016.
Judge Robert Gunnell ordered Mr. Sanford to pay a fine of $1,250 and forfeit $1,985 from the sale of the seized fish.
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. As part of Fisheries and Oceans Canada's work to end illegal activity, the Department asks the public for information on activities of this nature or any contravention of the Fisheries Act and Regulations. Anyone with information can call the toll-free violation reporting line at 1-800-465-4336.