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Richmondite fined for illegal catching rockfish, lingcod

Man disobeyed sport fishing regulations.
Stock image of a man fishing.

A Richmond man has been fined after being caught illegally fishing in Metro Vancouver.

Jian Zhang of Richmond was fined for catching rockfish and lingcod by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) on Aug. 2, 2022.

He was given a federal contraventions ticket of $575 for disobeying the BC Sport Fishing Regulations.

Illegal fishing activity and habitat violations are charged under the Fisheries Act in Canada.

To report suspicious fishing activity, email [email protected], or call the 24-hour, toll-free 1-800-465-4336