Canada’s Fishery Officers Can Now Ticket Individuals for Minor Fishery Offenses in Multiple Province
Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Canada announced that federal fishery officers can now issue tickets for a number of minor fishery offenses in the provinces of British Columbia, Québec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island, as of April 28, 2021.
The DFO explained that for many years, minor fishery violations required both the accused and the fishery officer to appear in court. With revisions to the Contraventions Regulations officers can now issue tickets, instead of having to undergo a formal court process...
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