Members of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Cobourg Police Service carried out a joint effort last weekend to crack down on fishing violations in the town of Cobourg.

Between Sept. 15 and 17, 16 charges were laid and 20 warnings given out.

Offences included trespass for the purpose of fishing,  trespass in possession of fishing rod, fish without having licence on your person, possess void licence , fishing without a licence, fishing with a hook so as to pierce or hook a fish other than in the mouth, open liquor in open container in other than licensed premises, residence or private place , fail to notify the Ministry of change of information and enter premises when entry prohibited.

Enforcement efforts will continue this weekend, police say.