Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

December 17, 2009 10:53 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 17, 2009) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of North Shore Area fishers fined by judges Louise Gallant and Nathalie Aubry in November 2009 for various violations of the Fisheries Act.

The fishers received fines totalling $2,200, plus confiscation of scallops worth $750. The offenders are:



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Offender and home Offence Fine and judge
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Pierrot Bouchard Clam harvesting in a closed area. $300
(Les Escoumins) (Louise Gallant)
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Carl Chevarie Fishing for scallops with an $1,500 +
(Havre-Saint-Pierre) improperly functioning Vessel confiscation
Monitoring System. of scallops
Exceeding the number of fishing days. worth $750
(Nathalie Aubry)
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Benoît Tremblay Possession of softshell clams $400
(Forestville) smaller than the minimum legal (Louise Gallant)
size of 51 mm.
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The Department has a mandate to protect and conserve fishery resources and is ever vigilant in its efforts to prevent poaching of marine resources.

Contact Information

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Quebec, Quebec
    Martin Bourget
    Communications Officer
    418-648-7893