Ocean Choice International says DFO delayed informing the captain he was in newly-protected area

Ocean Choice International (OCI) is accused of fishing in a conservation area during a closed time — an allegation that the company says it takes “very seriously.” According to court documents, OCI and a numbered company linked to OCI were both charged with a breach of the Fisheries Act in June. The charge stems from an incident that allegedly took place between Feb. 4-10, 2018. OCI is accused of fishing for Greenland halibut in an area off the coast of the island, which DFO calls the “Northeast Newfoundland Slope Conservation Area,” during a closed time. >click to read<14:59

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