$6,500 FINE FOR CATCHING TOO MANY WALLEYE

News Release MNR Lakes Ontario & Erie Enforcement TeamsST. THOMAS— A Port Stanley commercial fisher has been fined $ 6,500 for exceeding the walleye quota on his commercial fishing licence.  Daniel Bastien, 43 a licenced commercial fisher on Lake Erie was convicted for exceeding the assigned walleye quota on his 2007 licence by 5,226 lbs .   

 Mr. Bastien advised a Port Officer that he was over quota and that a transfer request had been submitted.  The non compliance with the assigned quota was turned over to a Conservation Officer for investigation.  The investigation revealed that in August of 2007 Mr. Bastien landed fish on 3 occasions after reaching the assigned quota.  The assigned quota had been exceeded by 5,226 lbs.  

 Lake Erie management staff and conservation officers routinely monitor the commercial fishing industry to protect Lake Erie’s fishery resources that are managed through an international partnership with the US Great Lakes States and Ontario.   

 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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