Three fish­er­men face hefty fines for killing seal pup

Waterloo Region Record - - Canada -

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. “It is a sig­nif­i­cant penalty and a ground­fish prohibition is sig­nif­i­cant as well,” he said Wed­nes­day from his of­fice in Yar­mouth. “That could be thou­sands and thou­sands of dol­lars that that per­son will not be able to earn.” Two other peo­ple on board also re­ceived fines.

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