A man from Happy Valley-Goose Bay was fined $4,000 for illegally fishing Atlantic salmon with a net and $1,000 for fishing after the end of the season. Meanwhile, two others have pleaded guilty to the charge of fishing with a net in inland waters; fish and wildlife enforcement officers observed both men this Summer setting a net in North West Brook near the community of Trinity. They were fined $4,000 each. All of the violations were uncovered through tips from the public. All three men have 18 months to pay the fines and is prohibited from fishing inland or within 30 metres of coastal waters for three years.
A mass die-off of salmon in fish pens on the south coast of Newfoundland made waves