23 CHARGES OVER 3 DAYS

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(GERALDTON, ONT) – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry laid 23 charges and issued 18 warnings during a three-day aerial enforcement patrol of remote outpost camps on lakes north of Geraldton.

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From June 13 to 15, 2018, conservation officers from the ministry’s Geraldton enforcement unit checked 80 fly-in anglers for compliance with the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, Ontario Fishery Regulations and Small Vessel Regulations.

Charges and warnings included:

• Cutting, packing or possessing fish so numbers could not be counted or species could not be identified
• Possessing fish of a prohibited size
• Catching and retaining more than the specified quota of fish
• Possessing more than the specified quota of fish
• Having open liquor in a vessel
• Failing to have a life jacket or personal floatation device on board a vessel

Fish seized during the blitz were donated to charity.  

To report a natural resources violation, call the MNRFTIPS line at 1-877-847-7667 toll-free any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours.

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You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). And 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.

Source: Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry Media Release

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