Newfoundland fisherman still wanted in Nunavut
Clarence Cabot faces charges of cutting off Greenland shark tails in Cumberland Sound
A second arrest warrant has gone out for a Newfoundland fisherman who is wanted in Nunavut.
Clarence Cabot faces charges for allegedly cutting off the tails of Greenland sharks in Cumberland Sound. He was supposed to appear at the Nunavut Court of Justice yesterday, but didn’t show up.
Police are now looking for Cabot in Labrador.
The alleged incident is said to have taken place three years ago in Cumberland Sound outside of Pangnirtung. Cabot is accused of cutting the tails off sharks that had become tangled in his fishing gear.
Cabot and the company Funk Island Banker also face another charge for violating the conditions of their fishing licence.
Cabot was charged this past summer. He has failed to appear in court in several times.
On Monday, Justice Sue Cooper issued an unendorsed warrant for his arrest, which means Cabot will either be detained and brought before a judge within 24 hours, or could again be released on conditions.
Representatives from the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans were present in court.
Another warrant had already been issued — in December, Cabot was released and had promised to appear.
A date for his next court appearance has yet to be set.