Fishery violation nets $1,000 fine
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.