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Recreational fisherman gets prison time for lying about red snapper haul

The tall tales about a 2016 fishing trip have caught up with Jacob Brown. His crime was not braggadocio but telling a falsehood about a tremendous haul. The Lake Jackson man was sentenced Wednesday to two months in federal prison for lying about a massive haul of red and vermilon snapper he said was meant to supply an Easter fish fry. He later admitted the fish were to be sold to restaurants. click here to read the story 09:17

Four Nova Scotia cases involving federal fishing violations have resulted in fines totalling $136,420

fisheries_and_oceansConvictions resulted from “extensive investigations” involving fishery officers from Sydney, Bridgewater and Meteghan, said a news release. [email protected]