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Winnipeg men fined nearly $15k for fishing violations

MJR 22 September 2017

Two men from Winnipeg, MB, have been fined nearly $15,000 in total for various fishing violations, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) said Monday.

The two men were each fined:

$3,500 for obstructing a Fisheries Officer;

$1,500 for making false and misleading statements to a Fisheries Officer;

$1,200 for fishing for lake trout during a closed season;

$500 for unlawfully using fish as bait; and

$500 for fishing with barbed hooks in a restricted area.

One of the men was also fined $500 for fishing without a licence, and both have been prohibited from fishing in Ontario for two years. Their fishing equipment was also forfeited to the Crown.

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