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Ontario Man Fined $1,000 for Operating Unlicensed Aggregate Site

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A Pickering Ontario man has been fined $1,000 for operating an unlicensed gravel pit in Arden.
John See of Pickering, who owns property in Arden, pleaded guilty to operating a pit without a licence.

The court heard that an investigation by a Ministry of Natural Resources conservation officer and aggregate specialist determined that See extracted and hauled approximately six to seven truckloads of gravel from a property south of Arden for road construction on another property. The offence occurred in 2012 and 2013.

Ontario, Over-sized Walleye Cost Rice Lake Anglers Total of $5,000

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Five Rice Lake anglers have been fined a total of $5,000 for illegal fishing activities.

Vincent Vanstone of Newcastle, John Rundle of Bowmanville, Gregory Topolie of Courtice, Donald Mowry of Bobcaygeon and Cornelieus Koppens of Port Hope pleaded guilty and were fined $1,000 each for catching and keeping over-sized walleye.

Ontario, Total of $10,000 Fine and Ban for Illegal Deer Hunt

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Two men have been fined a total of $10,000 for unlawfully hunting white-tailed deer.
George Austin of Godfrey, Ontario, pleaded guilty to the following charges and received a total fine of $7,500 and a two-year hunting suspension.  Fines included $1,000 for unlawfully hunting deer without a licence, $1,500 for trespassing to hunt, $1,000 for unlawfully discharging a firearm from a roadway, $1,000 for unlawfully attaching a seal for an antlered deer to an antlerless deer and $3,000 for obstructing a conservation officer during an investigation.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:57

Narwhal Tusk Smuggler Faces Extradition

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A New Brunswick man convicted of smuggling narwhal tusks into the United States is facing an extradition hearing in April.

The U.S. Department of Justice wants to try Gregory Logan, of Woodmans Point, for money laundering.

Logan's defence lawyer Brian Greenspan described  the case as "international double jeopardy" during a brief court appearance in Saint John on Monday to set a date for the hearing.

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Maryland Natural Resources Police Seizes Virginia Tractor-Trailer Carrying 50 Bushels of Undersized Oysters

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oysters1In one of the largest oyster cases in recent years, the Maryland Natural Resources Police Wednesday night arrested a Virginia truck driver and seized a tractor-trailer filled with oysters, many of them undersized.

Rhoderick J. Newman, 66, of Tappahannock, was charged with one count of attempting to transport undersized oysters out of state and five counts of possession of undersized and unculled oysters. The truck, owned by Cowart Seafood Corp., of Lottsburg, Va., is being held in an NRP impoundment lot.

The maximum fine for the offense is $1,000 per bushel.

The investigation is continuing.
Last Updated on Friday, 17 January 2014 12:55

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Winter 2014 International Gamewarden

Adapting To Change,
The Key To Successful
Conservation Law Enforcement:
Automated Records

Indiana Conservation Officers needed to be able to cite the new statute correctly and to thoroughly document evidence, witness statements, and other information to support the charge in an incident report. That meant our automated records management system (RMS,) where all our incident reports are created and maintained, needed to adapt to this change.

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