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Paolo Chiasson Fined $1000 for Offences Under the Fish Inspection Regulations

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July 15, 2016, Ottawa: On May 19, 2016, at the Caraquet Provincial Court in Caraquet, New Brunswick, Paolo Chiasson was convicted of two counts of contravening paragraph 14(3)(a) and (b) of the Fish Inspection Regulations and was ordered to pay $500 fine for each count.

Paragraph 14(3)(a) and (b) of the Fish Inspection Regulations indicates that:

14 (3) No person shall export fish unless

  1. all processing and storage of the fish is carried out in a registered establishment; or
  2. the person holds a fish export licence.

The CFIA's investigation determined that, on July 24, 2013 and July 29, 2013, Mr. Chiasson exported a total of 7500 pounds of snow crab to Viandex Inc. that was not prepared and stored in a registered establishment or did not hold a fish export licence. Mr. Chiasson reimbursed Viandex Inc. $30,000 as a symbol of restitution.

The CFIA is responsible for the administration and enforcement of federal legislation, acts and regulations, including the Fish Inspection Regulations. The CFIA is dedicated to safeguarding food, animal, and plant health, which enhances the health and well-being of Canada's people, environment, and economy.

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