$3,250 Fine for Possessing Too Many Walleye

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A British Columbia man has been fined for an offence under the Ontario Fishery Regulations.

Wayne Jensen, of Vancouver, pleaded guilty and was fined $3,250 for possessing an over-limit of walleye.

Court heard that on May 27, 2018, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry conservation officers contacted Jensen, who was travelling in a boat on the Nungesser River from a fishing lodge north of the Town of Red Lake. Upon inspecting the vessel, officers located three large bags of walleye fillets. Further investigation revealed that Jensen was in possession of 19 walleye, 15 more than his sport fishing licence allowed. 

Justice of the Peace Edith Baas heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Red Lake, on September 19, 2018.

The ministry reminds anglers that catch and possession limits are in place to maintain a sustainable fishery for future generations to enjoy. For more information on fishing regulations, please consult the Ontario Fishing Regulations Summary available at ontario.ca/fishing.

To report a natural resources violation, call the ministry’s TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667 toll-free any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). And visit Ontario.ca/mnrftips to view an interactive, searchable map of unsolved cases. You may be able to provide information that will help solve a case.

 

Lee McPhail, Red Lake Enforcement Unit, 807-727-1341

Dan McMahon, Kenora Enforcement Unit, 807-468-2583

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