A Barrie man who failed to comply with a court order made under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act has been sentenced to 15 days in jail, placed on probation for one year and has permanently forfeited his fishing equipment to the Crown.
David Huang was convicted for failing to comply with a court order imposed by the Ontario Court of Justice. This order, imposed in 2011 after a conviction for abandoning fish to spoil, prohibited him from fishing for five years.
The court heard that conservation officers observed Huang fishing in Dunnville on Sunday, June 24, 2012, while they were conducting a uniformed sportfishing compliance blitz in the Hamilton, Haldimand and Niagara Region.
After i dentifying Huang, officers quickly determined that he was prohibited from fishing due to a court order. Justice of the Peace Barry Quinn heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Cayuga, on May 29 and 30, 2013.
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