Manitoba to Add Restitution on Top of Poaching Fines

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Manitoba will become the first Canadian province to charge convicted poachers restitution fees in addition to already existing fines for poaching. The fees vary based on which species was poached. Policy makers examined implemented restitution fees in 18 American states and consulted with industry partners to determine the price of each species’ fee. All money collected from these new restitution fees will go to the Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Fund.

Read more about the new fees.