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Fishing offences net $2,400 fine

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An Alberta man has been fined a total of $2,400 for fishing offences.

Archibald Hendrickson of Edmonton was tried in absentia and fined $1,400 for having an over-limit of walleye and $1,000 for packaging fish in such a way that they could not be easily counted.

Hendrickson also received a one-year fishing suspension in Ontario.

Court heard that last April 7, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry conservation officers received information that a man had caught and kept over-sized walleye on the Rainy River.

Conservation officers stopped the man and found he had fish frozen in such a way that they could not be easily counted.

A later inspection of the fish revealed the man had four walleye over the legal limit.

Justice of the Peace Tom Logan heard the case March 9 in Rainy River.

For more information on fishing regulations, consult the Ontario Fishing Regulations Summary, available at ontario.ca/fishing

To report a natural resources violation, call toll-free 1-877-847-7667 any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours.

You also can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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