A commercial fishing boat captain has been fined $2500 for not reporting fish caught over his quota and discarding the dead fish in Lake Erie rather than turning them over to a conservation officer.Lino Cabral, 51, of Wheatley, captain of the commercial fishing boat Teresa Maria, pleaded guilty to violating the conditions of his commercial fishing licence. Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officers received information alleging that Cabral had dumped about 70 kilograms of dead yellow perch from his boat into Lake Erie off the shores of Chatham-Kent. Conservation officers investigated the alleged incident and determined that Cabral was trawling for smelt and had previously caught his quota of yellow perch. He did not report the discarded yellow perch on the daily catch report and did not give the fish to a conservation officer as required.
To report a natural resources violation, call 1-877-TIPS-MNR (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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