Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

March 12, 2010 14:09 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - March 12, 2010) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of Gaspé and Lower St. Lawrence Area fishers fined by Judges Julie Dionne, François Kouri and Luc Marchildon in February and March 2010 for various violations of the Fisheries Act.

The total amount of the fines imposed is $4,600. The offenders are:

Offender and home Offence Sentencing date and fine
Robin Anctil Kamouraska Permitting another fisher to use his vessel without authorization during the herring fishery. $500
Jean-Luc Hautcoeur Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé Fishing for snow crab with crab traps without a valid tag for the season. $1,500
Jean-Marc Marcoux Rimouski Hails not compliant with licence conditions. $1,000
Pierre-Paul Miville Sainte-Anne-des-Monts Leaving fishing gear unattended in the water for more than 72 consecutive hours. $250
Jacques Pagé Chandler Fishing for lobster during a close time and with a trap without a valid tag for the season. $1,000
Lucie Plourde Rivière-du-Loup Operating, as master, a fishing vessel in the herring fishery without a licence. $350

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