FINES FOR FISH­ER­MEN WHO ABUSED, KILLED SEAL PUP ON BOAT

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - - NEWS -

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.

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