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Scallop Fishing Area 24

Brady Creed pleads guilty, fined $1,500

GEORGETOWN — A scallop fisherman earned a heavy fine in provincial court here recently for fishing in a closed area.

Brady Creed pleaded guilty to being inside closed scallop fishing zone Area 24 last November.

Court was told the Department of Fisheries and Oceans enforcement plane spotted and photographed Creed at over 500 metres inside the closed zone. The vessel hauled drags when it saw the plane.

The 42-year-old fisherman was fined $1,500.

Organizations: Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Geographic location: GEORGETOWN

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  • voter
    May 28, 2014 - 06:23

    1500 DOLLARS --A VERY WORTH WHILE INVESTMENT --no wonder fishermen have a poor name !!!

  • GJ
    May 28, 2014 - 04:01

    Sorry ,my last comment should have been to High Roller and John.There are too many negative people out there, they seem to forget the Fisherman and Farmers, out there money into the economy of PEI. They better give Their head a shake and wake up.

  • GJ
    May 28, 2014 - 04:01

    Sorry ,my last comment should have been to High Roller and John.There are too many negative people out there, they seem to forget the Fisherman and Farmers, out there money into the economy of PEI. They better give Their head a shake and wake up.

  • GJ
    May 28, 2014 - 03:43

    It's wonderful to be idol and have nothing else to do, High Roller and Don. \\\\\\\\\should have gotten yourselves a fishing fleet. You think its a big price to pay for an outfit, but when you think about it , it's a small price to pay to become a millionare, as you seem to think. It's time you 2 got a hobby and leave the working class alone.

  • High Roller
    May 27, 2014 - 19:00

    Thats not much of a dent in the $30,000 worth of cash off the books scallops that 90 % of these guys sell every year . The best part is they are allowed to draw EI while doing it . They freeze scallops in 2 lb bags and sell to the public until their entire catch is sold and just before christmas in time to book cheap for Cuba .

  • intobed
    May 27, 2014 - 17:56

    So, is anyone arranging a benefit or fund-raiser for his poor fisherman? A whole $1500 is no doubt a tremendous financial blow to him and his family.

  • John
    May 27, 2014 - 16:48

    Big fine? So he made 1500 less in free money or unemployment this winter.

  • Lobster fisherman
    May 27, 2014 - 15:16

    Wheres his sanction for next years lobster fishery.

  • don
    May 27, 2014 - 15:00

    his boat and gear should have been sold plus his fishing licence removed for 10 years.

    • Regular Joe
      Regular Joe
      May 27, 2014 - 16:59

      Right as if that's a logical plan . Someone sails across an imaginary line by by 1600 feet and you figure they should be ruined for it . Must be nice to be so perfect that you have never wandered of course or accidentally found yourself somewhere you should not have been . Not condoning this sort of behavior but it's not hard to stray on the ocean pal . You would cover that distance in less then a minute dragging . You can't know your exact position all the time unless your setting at the wheel and watching the GPS . They made a mistake and nothing more . Same as you there Don . Maybe next time you make a mistake or wander some were you should not be we should seize your car or truck and sell it ..lol

    • don
      May 27, 2014 - 20:46

      joe thats why fishermen buy equipment to help them know where they are. wake up.

  • joe
    May 27, 2014 - 14:07

    When are fishermen going to stop biting the hand that feeds them !