N.S. lobster pound guilty of ‘egregious’ handling of egg-bearing female lobsters

One of Nova Scotia’s largest lobster pounds has been convicted for holding undersized and egg-bearing female lobsters at its facility on Cape Sable Island. Atlantic ChiCan pleaded guilty in provincial court Thursday on two Fisheries Act charges and was fined $25,000 and ordered to pay another $50,000 into an environmental damages fund. “This was an egregious amount” of egg-bearing, or berried, female lobster that were located and seized by fishery officers, federal Crown lawyer Derek Schnare said in Shelburne provincial court. >click to read< 08:56

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