Two men charged with poaching salmon

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Two men are facing charges in relation to illegal salmon poaching in the Trinity Bay region.

In the early morning hours Sunday, officers with the Clarenville detachment of the Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Division were conducting a boat patrol near the community of Southport, Trinity Bay.

During the patrol, the officers discovered an illegally set salmon net and subsequently apprehended two men who have been charged with a number of offences including the netting and illegal possession of salmon.

Both men were released from custody and will appear in court at a later date.

Seized equipment includes a boat and outboard motor, and a 300-foot-long salmon net.

Suspicious activity can be reported anonymously, 24-hours a day, by calling toll-free the Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Division at 1-877-820-0999, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. Anonymous online reports can also be submitted at www.stoppoaching.ca or www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

Organizations: Wildlife Enforcement Division, Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Clarenville, Southport, Trinity Bay

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  • Duffy
    June 24, 2014 - 19:45

    They are the first idiots who will complain later "there ain't no salmon" left in the rivers. Hopefully they will get good fines and go to jail for a few months - they probably don't work anyway!