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Nova Scotia Fishermen fined for selling groundfish they hadn’t reported catching – one banned from fishing for life

Federal prosecutor Jodi Mailman said investigators inspected Deep Cove Aqua Farms Ltd. of Blandford in June 2011, looking for information on fish and fish products the company had bought as part of the fisheries department’s investigation into the possible illegal purchase and sale of groundfish. The company and its owner, Andrew Schnare, are due back in court next month. Several of the 11 fishermen charged in the case have pleaded guilty and received thousands of dollars in fines. [email protected]