News Release Archive

Operation Mayfly was expanded this year to include Project
Woodtick in the western end of Nova Scotia and Operation Invernet
on Cape Breton Island.

Conducted throughout the province, the exercise was a joint
enforcement project involving conservation officers with the
Department of Natural Resources, members of the RCMP, and federal
and provincial fisheries officers.

Despite the rain and cold temperatures, 1,157 anglers were
checked during the long weekend of May 18, 19, and 20.
Thirty-four charges were laid and 115 warnings were issued by
Natural Resources conservation officers.

These three operations were fairly active and successful, said
John Mombourquette, manager of enforcement with the Department of
Natural Resources. "We received a lot of positive feedback from
the anglers we came in contact with. They were pleased to see
such a high level of enforcement," he said.

The purpose of the operations is to increase compliance and
promote public awareness of safety and conservation of our
natural resources. This is the first year the project was
conducted throughout the province. Last year, the operation was
carried out in Halifax and Guysborough Counties.


Contact: John Mombourquette  902-424-5254

         Susan Mader Zinck   902-424-2354

trp                     June 14, 1996 - 4:28 p.m.