Checkpoint by provincial conservation and federal fisheries officers Hwy16 just west of Terrace on the long weekend included a RCMP motorcycle officer. That’s his motorcycle pictured here. (Staff photo)

Checkpoint by provincial conservation and federal fisheries officers Hwy16 just west of Terrace on the long weekend included a RCMP motorcycle officer. That’s his motorcycle pictured here. (Staff photo)

More fishing violation tickets written in northwestern B.C.

Seized fish given to people in need

Provincial conservation and federal fisheries officers were out this past long weekend on rivers and roads as part of a continuing series of checks of anglers and others in the area.

Nearly 50 violations were uncovered under federal and provincial regulations, reports Tracy Walbauer, the acting inspector of the provincial conservation officer service’s Skeena Region.

“Two hundred pounds of halibut, salmon and crab were seized and donated to locals in need.,” he said.

Ticketed violations included being over the daily chinook limit in tidal water, possession more halibut than allowed, possessing more salmon than allowed from non-tidal waters, possessing fish that’s unidentifiable, unmeasurable and otherwise uncountable and fishing without a licence.

Walbauer said anglers and others should read and follow regulations.

One of the checkpoints was at the highway conditions information sign just west of Terrace on Hwy16. Provincial conservation and federal fisheries officers were joined there for a period of time by a RCMP motorcycle officer.

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