Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

April 15, 2010 11:33 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 15, 2010) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of North Shore Area fishers fined by Judge Louise Gallant in March 2010 for various violations of the Fisheries Act.

The fishers received fines totalling $4,900 and forfeited two fishing boats used for harvesting clams in a closed area. The offenders are:

Offender and home Offence Fine
Jacques Barriault (Havre-Saint-Pierre) Failure to hail out before 8:00 pm the day before a snow crab fishing trip. $475
Dany Jean (Chute-aux-Outardes) Harvesting softshell clam in a closed area. $700 + forfeiture of two fishing boats
Arnaud Landry (Havre-Saint-Pierre) Non-compliant logbook for scallop harvesting. $500
Martin Leblanc (Havre-Saint-Pierre) Harvesting whelks with too many traps. $1,925
Louis Vaillancourt (Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan) Harvesting whelks with too many traps. $350
Possession of whelks under the minimum legal size. $750
Rémy Ward (Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan) Use of a fishing boat without being designated on the licence. $200

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 Advisor