Tag Archives: Fisheries Act violations

Lake Erie captain ordered to use GPS after pleading guilty to multiple counts under the Fisheries Act

kimmy-sue-lake-erieA Leamington commercial fishing boat captain with decades of sailing experience in Lake Erie has agreed to have his boat’s movements monitored by GPS during the next two years. Paolo Adragna, 50, pleaded guilty to multiple counts under the Fisheries Act in a Chatham court Monday, as part of a joint submission that he also pay $18,000 in fines and the family company, 149561 Ontario Limited, was assessed another $2,000 in fines for illegal fishing operations in 2015. Charges against the defendant’s elderly parents, who were jointly charged, were withdrawn. Crown attorney Demetrius Kappos said the defendant was the captain of the vessel Kimmy Sue and a director in the family business that holds two commercial food fishing licences to take fish from zones 1 and 2 in Lake Erie. Kappos said ministry staff conducted an inspection of the Kimmy Sue at the Port of Kingsville on Oct. 1, 2015 and found several trays containing undersized gill nets, a breach of a licensing condition. Read the story here 08:01

More nets seized as Fisheries’ patrols enforce Fraser fishing ban – 10 nets pulled up; one person under investigation after weekend patrols

fisheries_and_oceansFishery officers pulled up 10 more illegal nets in a weekend of patrolling on  the Fraser River, where a total ban on fishing for summer sockeye remains in  effect. Another person is being investigated for Fisheries Act violations, bringing  the total to 28, along with nine vessels and 60 nets seized since the ban was  ordered earlier this month. [email protected]  23:20