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Point Queen Fisheries Ltd fined $20,000 for contravening the Fish Inspection Act

January 27, 2021, Ottawa

The CFIA is responsible for the administration and enforcement of federal legislation, acts and regulations, as they relate to food safety, plant health and animal health.

On December 15, 2020, at the Saint John, NB Provincial Court, Point Queen Fisheries Ltd, from L'Etete, New Brunswick pled guilty to one charge under the Fish Inspection Act.

Point Queen Fisheries Ltd was convicted of contravening subsection 10(1) of the Fish Inspection Act, in that they had in their possession for export fish intended for human consumption that was tainted, decomposed or unwholesome. The court fined Point Queen Fisheries Ltd $20,000.

One charge under the Food and Drugs Act against Point Queen Fisheries Ltd was withdrawn by the Crown. Charges against the company's director Sam Park under the Food and Drugs Act and the Fish Inspection Act were also withdrawn by the Crown.


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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