Protesting Fisherman Given Four Months Probation
A New Waterford man arrested last month after a protest on the roof of the fisheries building in Point Edward has been given a conditional discharge and a sentence of four months’ probation. 54 year-old Paul Garrett Fraser pleaded guilty to mischief today is connection to the December ncident. His protest centred on a long-standing dispute over being turned down for a snow crab license. Fraser was demanding to speak to Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea on the matter. Fraser originally refused to abide by his bail conditions but was later released from custody after agreeing to keep the peace and stay at least a thousand feet away from the fisheries building.