Vancouver Court Hands Huge Fine to Seafood Retailer

2 June 2016, at 1:00am

CANADA - A major investigation by Fisheries and Oceans Canada into the illegal fishing and sale of crab and spot prawns in Vancouver has led to a significant fine for a Vancouver merchant.

Business owner Ying Chiu was fined C$30,000 for the sale of illegal spot prawns.

The Honourable Justice Conni Bagnall handed down the fine to Mr Ying Chiu in Vancouver Provincial Court on April 18, 2016.

Mr Chiu pleaded guilty on April 6 to 2 counts of purchasing prawn caught out of season on January 30 and February 3, 2014.