Fish­ery vi­o­la­tion nets $1,000 fine

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

A P.E.I. woman who didn’t give enough no­tice be­fore go­ing hal­ibut fish­ing was fined $1,000 Thurs­day.

Rose­mary Llewellyn ap­peared be­fore Chief Judge Nancy Orr in pro­vin­cial court in Georgetown where she pleaded guilty to what was re­ferred to as fail­ing to hail.

The court heard an au­dit of the 2016 hal­ibut sea­son found five oc­ca­sions in which Llewellyn failed to alert the proper au­thor­i­ties 10 hours prior to fish­ing trips, as is re­quired.

She did con­tact them but much closer to her de­par­ture time than the re­quired 10 hours.

Pros­e­cu­tor Matthew Bradley said it was Llewellyn’s first year in the fish­ery, and it ap­peared the vi­o­la­tions were in­ad­ver­tent.

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