Bay Roberts man banned from recre­ational fish­ery

The Compass - - NEWS - edi­tor@CB­N­com­pass.ca

A Bay Roberts res­i­dent is fac­ing a one-year ban from tak­ing part in the recre­ational cod fish­ery for ex­ceed­ing the daily limit.

Ac­cord­ing to a Depart­ment of Fish­eries and Oceans news re­lease, Harold Rick­etts was also fined $1,000 and forced to for­feit 30 fish and two trays.

He was charged un­der the Fish­eries Act along with two other men — Ge­orge Brown and Jack Brown. Both of those men are from Bayview and re­ceived penal­ties iden­ti­cal to Rick­etts.

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