The owners of the Canadian fishing vessel Ocean Provider have been fined and more than 30,000 pounds of tuna confiscated

Port Alberni, British Columbia , September 13, 2023 /CNW/ – running June 28, 2023, company number 1269039 BC Ltd. (multiple partners) – which owns the Canadian commercial fishing vessel, Ocean provider– He was sentenced in Port Alberni District Court. The company pleaded guilty to fishing for albacore tuna Between July 22 and August 15, 2022without a valid licence, in contravention of the Pacific Fisheries Regulations 1993. This is a serious violation of Fisheries Law And Canada International obligations related to fisheries

Tuna merchant ship Ocean Provider (CNW Group/Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific Region)

The court imposed a fine on the ship’s owners $6000 It upheld the confiscation of 2,250 tuna fish with a total weight of 31,956 pounds $127,824which was forfeited to the Crown.

The Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) investigation resulted from routine inspections of fisheries in Canada Canada/United State Fishing fleets carried out by fishing staff on board CCGS Tano. The officers stepped up Ocean provider At sea, 42 nautical miles offshore Barclay Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island, near (Bamfield, British Columbia).. The crew was actively fishing and officers determined that the vessel was not licensed to fish for tuna at the time. Fisheries officers escorted the vessel to the port where the catch was unloaded for processing and confiscation.

DFO has a mandate to protect, conserve marine resources and enforce the law Fisheries Law. As part of DFO’s work to disrupt and prevent illegal activity, the Department requests information from the public about activities of this nature or any contravention of Fisheries Law And regulations. Anyone with information can call DFO Pacific’s toll-free abuse reporting line at 1-800-465-4336, or email details to

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  • Excessive and illegal harvesting threatens environmental conservation. It could also lead to management changes or closures, reduce the significant economic benefits of fisheries to coastal communities, recreational fisheries, and commercial harvests, and threaten the food source of indigenous peoples.

  • These significant penalties underscore the potential consequences for commercial harvesters who do not comply with them Canada Fisheries Law.

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Source: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pacific Region



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