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Tignish woman fined under Fisheries Act

['<p>Fisheries Minister Keith Colwell said a change to the Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act would enable the province to collect a financial contribution through regulations once the industry decides what form it will take.</p>']

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. – A Tignish woman has pleaded guilty to one count under the Fisheries Act.

Amanda Gaudet, 43 pleaded guilty to fishing for lobster in Lobster Fishing Area 25 while it was closed.

The charge is from June 13, 2018, near North Cape.

Gaudet was fined $2,500 and must forfeit six lobster traps and their buoys.

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