BORDER BLITZ LANDS 15 CHARGES

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(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Border Enforcement Blitz Results in 15 Charges and 10 Warnings.

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Conservation Officers laid 15 charges and issued 10 warnings during a June 1 enforcement blitz at the Pigeon River International Bridge border crossing, southwest of Thunder Bay.

Conservation officers and the canine unit contacted 472 people from various U.S. states. Officers checked for compliance with the Ontario Fishery Regulations, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, Invasive Species Act and Fisheries Act, particularly focusing on the importation of live bait and invasive species.

Charges included:

  • fishing without a licence
  • possessing an over-limit of fish
  • packaging fish so that the species could not be counted or identified

To report a natural resources violation, call the MNRF TIPS line at 1-877-847-7667 toll-free any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Visit Ontario.ca/mnrftips to view an interactive, searchable map of unsolved cases. You may be able to provide information that will help solve a case.

For more information regarding the blitz you can contact S/SGT Rick LeBlanc, Thunder Bay Enforcement Unit, 807-475-1668

Source: Ministry of Natural Resouces and Forestry Media Release

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