American boater fined in northwestern Ontario for possessing gill nets

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American boater fined in northwestern Ontario for possessing gill nets

Postby Points North » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:06 am

American boater fined in northwestern Ontario for possessing gill nets

Original link here. http://www.cbc.ca/1.3898316


CBC News Posted: Dec 15, 2016 2:04 PM ET Last Updated: Dec 15, 2016 2:54 PM ET
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An American boater has been fined $2,500 by an Ontario court for illegally possessing on a northwestern Ontario lake fishing nets that are commonly used by commercial fishing vessels.

The man from International Falls, Minn. was found guilty in November, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry said in a press release issued Thursday.

According to the ministry, the man was boating on Rainy Lake near the Anchor Islands in June when conservation officers searched his vessel and found over 450 metres of gill netting.

The man was not permitted to have the large nets, which are typically dropped in the water and catch fish by hooking their gills. Provincial officials said they can only be used and possessed by authorized individuals.


Origtinal Story Here. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/fish-nets-ontario-fine-1.3898316

The gill nets were seized and forfeited to the Crown, the ministry said.

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