Maurice Noonan, a fisherman from Bay de Verde, was fined $40,500 last month for snow crab fishing violations committed during the 2008 and 2010 fishing seasons.

A news release by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) states that, in both years, Noonan misreported information in his fishing logbooks and exceeded his maximum allowable catch for snow crab. In addition to the fine, the judge placed Noonan on probation for two years and prohibited him from fishing during the first month of the 2014 snow crab fishery.  Read more@thetelegram  14:04

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