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20 charged with fishing offences during B.C. Day CO blitz

Conservation Officers seized a jet boat, 26 fish and issued 20 charges as part of an enforcement blitz over the B.C. Day long weekend.

Conservation Officers seized a jet boat, 26 fish and issued 20 charges as part of an enforcement blitz over the B.C. Day long weekend.

COs carried out patrols on the Peace River and roadside checks during the "multi-day outreach and enforcement operation," the service announced in a release Aug. 5.

"The operation focused on compliance with the Wildlife Act, Fisheries Act and the Canada Shipping Act," the service wrote. "CO’s patrolled by boat and also conducted a road check with the Invasive Mussels Defense program."

In all, officers issued 20 charges under the Wildlife Act, Fisheries Act, Firearms Act and Motor Vehicle Act. They issued another 41 warnings under those acts, and seized 26 fish that had been taken illegally. Officers also seized a jet boat and issued a 24-hour driver’s licence suspension.

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Twenty-six fish were seized from anglers on the Peace River over the BC Day long weekend, the Conservation Officer Service says. - Conservation Officer Service
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