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Man pleads guilty to violations found on sea urchin boat in TIverton

Fishing boats docked in Digby.
Fishing boats docked in Digby.

DIGBY, NS - A man has pleaded guilty to three violations found during a DFO inspection conducted aboard his boat.

Fishery officer Jacklyn Titus said the inspection of the sea urchin boat in Tiverton on Feb. 9 by fishery officers from the Digby Detachment found the boat’s license holder, Kyle J. Cline of Beaver Harbour, N.B., had committed three violations:

        ·      Failing to comply with a condition of license by having too many divers in the water;

        ·      Making a false statement to a fishery officer, and;

        ·      Producing records containing false or misleading information.

Cline was charged Mar. 1 with all three offences. He appeared at court in Digby Mar. 13 and pleaded guilty to all charges.

He was fined $2,000 per offence, for a total of $6,000. The judge also forfeited the sea urchin catch from that trip, valued at $8,000.

The forfeited money from the catch was returned to the federal government, which is standard practice in such forfeitures.

Fishery officer Jacklyn Titus said the inspection of the sea urchin boat in Tiverton on Feb. 9 by fishery officers from the Digby Detachment found the boat’s license holder, Kyle J. Cline of Beaver Harbour, N.B., had committed three violations:

        ·      Failing to comply with a condition of license by having too many divers in the water;

        ·      Making a false statement to a fishery officer, and;

        ·      Producing records containing false or misleading information.

Cline was charged Mar. 1 with all three offences. He appeared at court in Digby Mar. 13 and pleaded guilty to all charges.

He was fined $2,000 per offence, for a total of $6,000. The judge also forfeited the sea urchin catch from that trip, valued at $8,000.

The forfeited money from the catch was returned to the federal government, which is standard practice in such forfeitures.

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