Commercial Groundfish Harvester Fined $30,000 for Fishing During a Closed Time, Dumping Fish
Ricky Salder, a commercial groundfish harvester, has been found guilty of violating the Fisheries Act.
According to a news release from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Sadler was accused of two Fisheries Act violations dating back to 2015 and 2016. Sadler reportedly failed to "provide assistance to a dock-side observer in Port Hardy by dumping Lingcod overboard prior to validation." In addition, he set gear and fishing in the closed Estevan Point Rockfish Conservation area, and failed to submit log books seven days after landings...
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