Fines issued in Cape Breton fishery case

alewives-gaspereauFines amounting to $24,000 and one-year prohibitions were issued Monday after 10 accused pleaded guilty to fishery violations. A total of 42 charges were laid but most were dismissed after the accused entered guilty pleas Monday. All of the charges related to the fishing of gaspereau which is primarily used by lobster fishermen as bait for their traps. Pleading guilty to a single count of obstructing fish way were Stephen J. Munden, 31, King Edward Street, Glace Bay; John Christopher Borden, 42, MacLean Street, Donkin; James Stephen Murrant, 46, Donkin Highway; Carson James Sullivan, 25, Reserve Avenue, Glace Bay; Michael Terrance Borden, 20, Donkin Highway; and James Christopher Borden, 18, MacLean Street, Donkin. Read the rest here 10:24