New fines, policy in place for Fisheries Act – Environmental groups disappointed with changes

863a4ac9dc_64635696_o2The amendments include an increase in the penalties under s. 40 of the act including a minimum fine of $500,000 for large corporations and a maximum $6 million fine for companies on first offences (on indictment) and that doubles on second offences for environmental provisions (fines on illegal fishing have not changed). [email protected]  20:01

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