Category Archives: Wildlife and Endangered Species

Quebec Refinery Fined $500K For Fisheries Act Violations

Environment and Climate Change Canada reports that, on February 24, 2017, Valero Energy Inc.–Jean Gaulin Refinery (formerly Ultramar Ltd.) in Lévis, Quebec, pleaded guilty to six counts, and was sentenced to pay the sum of $500,000. The investigation conducted by … Continue reading

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Illegal Ivory Import Nets Hefty Fine in Federal Prosecution

Environment and Climate Change Canada reports that, on March 6, 2017, Ms. Xiu Mei Cui pleaded guilty in the Provincial Court of British Columbia to two counts under the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial … Continue reading

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New Rules to Fight Invasive Species

Ontario is prohibiting and restricting 19 invasive species to prevent their arrival and control their spread in the province and protect the environment. New regulations under the Invasive Species Act, now in effect, ban the import, breeding, purchase and sale … Continue reading

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Turning turtle: seafood supplier pleads guilty to illegal importation of protected turtles

Environment Canada reports that Mr. Jie Hua Shen, of Toronto, Ontario, owner of Marine Seafood Inc., was ordered to pay $25,000 in the Ontario Court of Justice, after pleading guilty on March 24, 2016, to the illegal importation of Florida … Continue reading

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Fine and probation for smuggler caught with turtles strapped to his legs

Environment and Climate Change Canada reports that Mr. Dong Yan of Windsor, Ontario, was convicted in the Provincial Offences Court on February 17, 2016, for illegally importing reptiles into Canada that were transported in contravention of a foreign state’s law. The … Continue reading

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Endangered species conviction for unlawful import of exotic leather goods

Environment Canada reports that Mr. Khoa Tran Boa Le, of North York, Ontario, was fined $10,000 during proceedings at the Ontario Provincial courthouse in Mississauga on February 3, 2016. Mr. Le was found guilty of importing, without a permit, leather products … Continue reading

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Alaskan outfitter faces bans, $20,000 fine and forfeiture of trophies

Environment Canada reports that, on May 8, 2015, an outfitter was fined $20,000 in Yukon Territorial Court after pleading guilty to illegally importing and exporting wildlife, which are offences under the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial … Continue reading

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