Two Chelmsford men have been fined $3,000 for fishing violations.

Michel J. Lamoureux and Bruce A. Vaillancourt were each fined $1,000 for possessing four walleye over the legal possession limit.

They were also fined $500 each for failing to produce items for inspection.

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Court heard that on May 21, 2012, conservation officers inspected, finding the men in possession of 16 walleye on the Biscotasing Road in Joffre Township.

A stringer of eight walleye was found in their boat and a second stringer with eight walleye was found hidden in a garbage bag in the box of their pickup truck.

Justice of the Peace Sylvie-Emanuelle Bourbonnais heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Chapleau, on June 26, 2013.

The Ministry of Natural Resources reminds anglers that possession limits are in place to ensure the sustainability of fishery resources.

For further information about fishing regulations, please consult the 2013 Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary, available atontario.ca/fishing.

To report a natural resource violation, call 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) toll-free any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours.

You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).