$2,600 In Fines For Over Limit of Black Crappie on Lake Scugog

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Toronto anglers fined for over-limit of fish.

NEWS November 9, 2010

Two greater Toronto area men have been fined $2,600 for having an over-limit of fish and each were given a suspended sentence for unlawfully transporting live fish.

Chuk Ying So pleaded guilty and was fined $1,400 for possessing more than the legal limit of black crappie for Lake Scugog. Ju Lin Yang pleaded guilty to the same charge and was fined $1,200.

The court heard that on April 14, 2010, a conservation officer stopped a vehicle towing a boat which had previously been observed angling on Lake Scugog. Upon inspection, the officer found 98 live black crappies. So’s sport fish licence permitted him to possess 30 black crappies, and Yang’s conservation licence permitted him to possess 10 black crappies.

Justice of the Peace Constance McIlwain heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Whitby, on November 3, 2010.

The Ministry of Natural Resources reminds anglers that it is an offence to transport live fish, other than baitfish.

To report a natural resource 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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