Report Illegal Fishing

The following are infractions to the Fisheries Act:

  • fishing by non licence holders;
  • fishing in a closed area;
  • exceeding authorized catch limits;
  • possession of undersize fish, molluscs or lobster;
  • the sale of fish caught by recreational fishermen;
  • altering, disturbing or destroying fish habitats;
  • pollution of the coastal or marine environment.

Anyone wishing to report suspicious fishing activity or habitat violations is asked to contact their nearest Conservation and Protection Detachment (see numbers above) or Crime Stoppers.

To contact Crime Stoppers:
1-800-222-TIPS
1-800-222-8477

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