CBSA nabs elvers

Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 4:40 PM

Border services officers at Toronto Pearson International Airport have seized over 100 kilograms of elvers.

Border services officers at Toronto Pearson International Airport have seized over 100 kilograms of elvers. The elvers, worth between $400,000 and $500,000, were intended for overseas shipment. This seizure follows the closure of the elver fishery this year due to conservation and safety concerns. An investigation into violations under the Fisheries Act is now underway. Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Diane Lebouthillier, warns against illegal fishing or exporting of elvers, emphasizing the efforts of various agencies and departments in enforcing the law.

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