$9,000 IN FINES FOR FISHERMEN CAUGHT BY THEIR OWN NET

NEWS –  JULY 8, 2008 

Three Greater Toronto Area men have been fined a total of $9,000 for fishing in the Talbot River fish sanctuary during the walleye spawning run. Aneal Swaratsingh, 39, of Markham, Shawaab Nurmahamad, 39, of Toronto, and Waheed Ali, 39, of Scarborough, pleaded guilty to fishing in a fish sanctuary during a closed time.  

Each man was fined $3,000 and received a suspended sentence for fishing by a method other than angling without an appropriate licence.  

 On the night of April 18, 2008, at the height of the Talbot River’s walleye spawning run, Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officers saw a man casting a net several times into the river while two other men acted as lookouts.  The officers arrested the men and seized their net. 

Justice of the Peace Maxine Coopersmith heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Whitby, on June 23, 2008. 

 To report a natural resource violation, call 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) toll-free any time or contact your ministry office during regular business hours.  You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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