Fines issued on fishery offences
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.