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Russian, Euro vessels cited for overfishing

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- The Department of Fisheries and Oceans says a dozen foreign fishing vessels were given citations for overfishing more than 430 tonnes of redfish off the east coast of Newfoundland.

The department said on its website that Canadian inspectors with the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization issued 12 citations to vessels from the Russian Federation and the European Union.

Fisheries and Oceans said the fishing season for redfish was closed on July 29 after the total allowable catch for the species was reached, but the vessels continued fishing for up to two more days and didn't discard their catch as required.

Bob Lambert, acting director of conservation and protection for Fisheries in St. John's, N.L., said there were delays in communicating the closure from the NAFO countries whose vessels were cited. He said the notice went to the countries on the day the fishery closed, and information might not have been passed to the fishing boats quickly enough.

--The Canadian Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition October 5, 2013 A28

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