Fines is­sued on fish­ery of­fences

Cape Breton Post - - CAPE BRETON -

SYDNEY — A Sydney Mines man was fined Mon­day after plead­ing guilty to two fish­ery of­fences. Phillip Wayne Popovich, 60, of Prince Ed­ward Street, was fac­ing three counts and had elected to pro­ceed with a provin­cial court trial that was sched­uled to be­gin Mon­day.

How­ever, he changed his plea Mon­day to guilty on charges of fish­ing for smelts by a pro­hib­ited means and pos­sess­ing more smelts that per­mit­ted by the daily quota. A third charge was dis­missed.

The of­fences oc­curred in June 2016 in New Camp­bell­ton.

Popovich was fined a to­tal of $2,000 on the of­fences and given one year to pay the fines.

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