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23 charges laid after fly-in enforcement near Geraldton

Jun 24, 2018 04:53PM ● By Editor
The enforcement patrol took place over three days north of Geraldton. 

From CBC News - June 22, 2018

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry says 23 charges were laid and 18 warnings issued during a three-day aerial enforcement.

The patrol focused on remote outpost camps on lakes north of Geraldton. It took place last week.

The ministry says enforcement officers checked 80 fly-in anglers for compliance with the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, Ontario Fishery Regulations and Small Vessel Regulations.

A variety of charges and warnings were issued, including possessing a fish of a prohibited size, having open liquor in a vessel and failing to have a lifejacket.

Fish seized during the blitz were donated to charity.