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Three of the six charges brought by Fisheries and Oceans were connected to the lobster fishery.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada has charged six people in the Maritimes with illegal fishing activities this year.

The list released by the department included violations resulting in fines of $1,000 or more.

The six men, from P.E.I. and Nova Scotia, were charged and fined for a variety of violations, all connected to shellfish.

The fines ranged from $1,000 to $3,000. Three of the violations were for fishing out of season, one for fishing outside the authorized area, one was for possessing undersized lobster, and one for using female rock crab as bait.

In total the six men paid $9,800 in fines.