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 Erieâ€™s fishery resources that are managed through an international partnership with the US Great Lakes States and Ontario.
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