The 31-year-old was caught diving for pāua in the Taputeranga Marine Reserve.
The commercial fishing company was convicted on three representative charges.
"They've taken everything they can find - rock oysters, sea snails - the lot."
"These confidentiality agreements are all about the industry trying to continue to draw its veil of secrecy."
A charter flight from Russia will arrive in Christchurch on Friday.
The freshwater fishing season kicked off on October 1.
The industry hopes to expand, which means farming in more exposed locations.
Last month a select committee recommended the Government "give serious consideration to commercialising trout fishing" after considering a petition received in 2018.
The cameras on boats saga has dragged on for many years.