Tignish fisherman fined for possessing female lobsters

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SUMMERSIDE — A Tignish fisherman who was caught in possession of female lobsters with eggs was fined in provincial court here Tuesday.

Derek Giles Hackett, 44, pleaded guilty to the charge, which stemmed from an incident on June 9 near Tignish.

Four fish pans of markets and seven pans of canners were unloaded and, after inspection by Department of Fisheries and Oceans officers, two undersized lobsters and four females with eggs were discovered and later released back into the water.

Hackett was issued a warning for the undersized lobster and charge for the female lobsters with eggs.

He had no previous record.

Hackett was given six months to pay the fine.

Organizations: Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Geographic location: Tignish

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Recent comments

  • Yum Lobster
    August 25, 2014 - 09:40

    Where can you buy this canned lobster?? Sounds awesome.

  • For shame
    August 24, 2014 - 13:45

    A commercial fisher slips up and has a few illegal fish in his catch ,they should have been just thrown back , there must be more to this story . MEANWHILE clam diggers bottle lobster all summer and sell for $240 a case

  • so sad
    August 23, 2014 - 06:45

    And the fine was probably 25 cents per pound.