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亚裔垂钓请守规
Asian anglers must abide by rules

安省钓鱼牌照并不是垂钓者的“尚方宝剑”,持牌者仍然必须遵守相关的规章制度。Bob Mok撰文指出,钓鱼违规者将受到从高昂的罚款到没收汽车等严厉制裁。
An Ontario fishing licence is not a “Carte blanche” document for the activity. There are rules and regulations that the licensee must comply with. Bob Mok points out that violators of fishing regulations will be subject to penalties – from expensive fines to confiscation of vehicles. 
 
以前,我曾撰文介绍在加国深受欢迎的垂钓活动。在文中我详细论述了各种垂钓方式,以及在安省申领钓鱼牌照的常规要求。
Earlier on, I wrote about the popular hobby of angling (fishing) in Canada. I elaborated on the various fishing methods and general requirements to obtaining a fishing license in Ontario.


但最近,我曾亲眼目睹一些华裔以及其他族裔居民违反垂钓规则。在和这些人进行交谈后,我发现他们并不知道该如何查询安省垂钓规则,或是根本就懒得了解这些规则。他们认为持有钓鱼牌照便如同拥有了尚方宝剑,可以随心所欲地进行垂钓。他们的脑子里根本没有鱼篓限制、钓鱼季节、限钓尺寸以及禁渔区等概念,也不知道违规垂钓会招致重罚、甚至有可能会被渔警没收车辆和查扣房产。

Recently, I witnessed violations of fishing regulations by Chinese residents as well as citizens of other heritages. After talking to these people, I realised that they do not know where to locate the fishing regulations in Ontario or even bother to find them. They feel that a fishing license in their possession is enough to let them carry on with the activity without limitations. Creel limits, seasons, slot sizes, and fish sanctuary never enter their minds – neither are expensive fines and confiscation of vehicles when regulations are not followed and properties are seized by Fishery Officers.


今年5月的最后一周,我和朋友曾前往彼得伯勒市附近的Kawarthas湖区边垂钓。当时,一位华裔老先生也带着十几岁的女儿在我们旁边钓鱼,在他钓上一条大嘴鲈鱼(季节性限钓)后,他毫不犹豫地将其放进了装有其他合法钓获的太阳鱼的鱼桶里。这显然是违反垂钓规则的行为。而他这一行为引起了包括我们在内的其他一些路过的垂钓者的注意,在我要开口警告他之际,其中一名路过者叫他立即放了那条鱼,但是违规者对这名垂钓者的建议和要求置若罔闻,而不满的过路者在离开之际掏出了手机。

I was fishing with my friend from shore during the last week of May in one of the Kawarthas Lakes near the City of Peterborough. An elderly Chinese gentleman was also fishing with his teenage daughter next to us. Upon catching a Large Mouth Bass (out of season), he simply placed it into his holding bucket along with other legitimate catches of sunfishes. This was in clear violation of the fishing regulations and witnessed not only by us but also other passing anglers. One of them told him to release the fish before I had a chance to do so. The violator simply ignored the advice and demand from the fellow angler. The annoyed angler was seen pulling out a cell phone as he walked away.

 
我(用中文)向这名自大的违规者解释说,人人都必须遵守垂钓规则,而那位过路者很有可能打电话向渔业部官员报告他的违规行为。但其却声称自己持有钓鱼牌照,因此可以在全年捕钓和拥有所有鱼类。在经过五分钟争辩后,他终于认识到违规垂钓会招致重罚,并且车辆也有可能会被没收,而不了解相关规则的申辩理由也不被法庭认可或接受。最后这一条终于说服他“勉强”同意释放非法钓获的那条鱼。

I explained to the arrogant angler (in Chinese) that fishing regulations must be followed and that there is a good chance that the other person was calling the Fishing Ministry Officers at that time. He claimed that he has a license and that means that he can catch and keep all fishes throughout the year. After 5 minutes of discussions, I finally impressed upon him that fines are stiff and vehicles are confiscated regularly when fishing regulations are violated and that a plead of ignorance of the regulations will not work in front of the Courts. This final point convinced him to “grudgingly” release his illegal catch.


安省每年都会以多种语言形式公布其垂钓规则。华裔社区内的许多鱼饵和渔具店也会向垂钓者免费提供中文版本的垂钓规则手册。此外,你还可以登陆www.ontario.ca/document/ontario-fishing-regulations-summary-chinese网站下载相关规则。

Ontario publishes its fishing regulations yearly in multiple languages. Many bait and tackle shops in Chinese Communities carried a copy of the Chinese version for free pick-up by anglers. You can also download one from the Internet here:
除了仔细阅读垂钓规则,你还可以随身携带纸质手册或在手机里保存一份电子版以供参考。你肯定不想在自己的车辆被没收,同时还被处以高达千元的罚款后,叫你的朋友或家人来救场。这种结局肯定是尴尬至极。

Study the regulations well and carry a paper copy or electron copy on your cell phone for reference. You don’t want to ask your friend or family to pick you up after your vehicle is confiscated and you also have to pay a fine in the thousand dollars range. It will be very a very embarrassing event.


垂钓规则对于我们确保渔业资源以及发展以造福子孙后代至关重要。科学家和环保主义者为让人们最大限度地享受垂钓之乐而不断更改钓鱼规则,而这些规则必须由所有垂钓者遵守。

Regulations are necessary to ensure that we have a sustainable fishery for our future generations to enjoy. Scientists and conservationists constantly readjust the regulations based on field results to maximize our enjoyment of the sport, and we must all follow the regulations to help and achieve these goals. 


夏季已经来临,在尽享垂钓之乐时请遵守垂钓规则。我会这样做, 我们湖边见!

Summer time is here, adhere to the fishing regulations and enjoy your fishing hobby. I know I will. See you out there on the Lake soon.
 
 
 

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