FINES FOR FISHERMEN WHO ABUSED, KILLED SEAL PUP ON BOAT
Three Nova Scotia fishermen who were captured on video abusing and killing a seal pup on their boat have been handed hefty fines and a fishing prohibition. Prosecutor Alex Pink said Mark MacKenzie, the boat’s captain, was ordered to pay a fine of $7,500 and banned from fishing from Jan. 1, 2019, until June 30, 2019 — the most lucrative time for the groundfish fishery off Yarmouth. Two other people on board also received fines. Jay Alexander Jenkins was fined $3,500, while Brendon Douglas James Porter must pay a fine of $2,500.