By JULIE BOWERSAssociated PressBy JULIE BARRYAssociated PressA man who spent $4,500 to catch fish and bait on the island of Madeline says it was a lot less than he was expecting.
It was the only way to catch the fish, and the only one that would pay him the money he owed on his fishing license.
But, he said, he did not want to make any mistakes.
He wanted to get the money back and the island would not allow it.
“They asked me to do the best I could and they said I had to do it,” he said.
He said he was not happy with the payment.
“I did not think it was fair,” he told the Associated Press.
“They took all my money.
They said, ‘You will get the fishing license back if you can pay back all the money.’
I was not satisfied with that.
I asked why?
And they said it was because I made a mistake and they would not refund my money.”
The island was established in the 1960s to protect the island from encroaching sea turtles.
The island, a small, rocky outcropping, is on the Pacific coast of the island, just off Madeline, British Columbia.
The fish that he caught was from a species of deep-sea crab called the mackerel, and he said it took him three years to catch it.
He paid the license fee to get his license renewed last year, and then paid another $1,000 for the fishing licenses that came with it.
But the $4.50 a day fishing fee is still not enough to make up for the money that was taken.
“It’s a little bit unfair.
It takes away my livelihood.
I don’t think it’s fair,” the man said.
He says the fishing industry has not made any money on Madeline in the last year.
He hopes that the new owners of the fishing village will agree to refund his money.
“If I’m going to fish on this island, I’m just going to do that for free,” he says.
The man says he has a small fishing vessel, but he says it is not the same as what he would be doing on Madelines.
“They would not be fishing on Madeles island,” he joked.
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans says they are investigating.
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