July 9, 2004
For immediate release
Charges Laid Under PEI Fisheries Act
Agriculture, Fisheries, Aquaculture & Forestry
The company has been charged under Section 2(1) of the Fisheries Act Regulations with two counts of processing fish without a licence; and under Section 5(1) of the regulations with two counts of processing lobster without a licence, and one count of processing crab without a licence. The offences are alleged to have occurred June 8 and 15.
Summerside Seafood Supreme is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court in Summerside, August 12, 2004 to answer to the charges. Each charge carries a minimum fine of $10,000.
Under the PEI Fisheries Act, the Province has the responsibility for licensing all fish buyers, peddlers, and fish processing facilities operating in Prince Edward Island.