Yellowknife fisherman pleads guilty to fishing violations
A commercial fisherman in Yellowknife has pleaded guilty to three Fisheries Act charges.
Brian Abbott, the owner of Great Slave Fish Products, was facing eight charges stemming from a raid last summer.
His lawyer entered the pleas on failing to properly fill in log books, fishing in restricted waters, and operating a fishing vessel on Great Slave Lake without registering with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
The Crown said it plans to withdraw the four other charges, which include leaving a gill net in the water for more than 30 hours and trading narwhal muktuk, or blubber.
No one from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans will comment on the case until after Abbott is sentenced on July 9.
Each of the charges carries a maximum penalty of a $100,000 fine and/or one year in jail.