DFO POACHER PATROL: DFO blitz nabs Maple Ridge poachers – “I’m using every Fishery officer I have right now,”

A Maple Ridge resident had his boat seized for illegally fishing salmon over the weekend. It was the second boat belonging to a local offender the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has taken during a late-summer enforcement blitz to protect spawning sockeye. Since announcing a closure of all salmon fishing on the lower Fraser River on Aug. 16, the DFO has seized nine vessels, including the two local boats. It has also taken 60 nets out of the water – [email protected] 20:17

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