Friday, July 22, 2022

BC Conservation Officers haul in the halibut and crab following routine compliance check

A compliance check in the Terrace area found four
Albertans afoul of the fishing regulations in the province

Four Alberta fishermen have found that their long trek to the North Coast was for naught, that after a compliance check by BC Conservation Officer Services found that their catch was not in compliance and deemed unlawful.

The Conservation Officers were conducting a routine angling compliance check on Wednesday when they made their discovery near Terrace.

Conservation Officers seized nine halibut and four bags of processed crab, as well as to issue numerous violation tickets under the Fisheries Act. The four were facing a total of $4.500 in fines once the writing of tickets was finished.

A joint patrol for BC Conservation Officers, RCMP and
DFO took place earlier this month near Stewart
(From BCOS FB)

The Conservation Officer Service regularly conducts angling compliance checks through the summer on both land and water.

The Service notes that the seizure could have been easily avoided had the four Albertans followed the regulations related to possession limits and the transporting of fish to ensure it's identifiable and measurable.

In this instance, the Seafood was distributed to residents of the Terrace area that are in need.

More notes on The Wednesday seizure can be reviewed here.

Further items of interest on the work of Emergency Responders in the Northwest can be explored here.

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