Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

October 19, 2007 12:43 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 19, 2007) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region has just released a list of October convictions of fish harvesters in the Magdalen Islands marine sector fined for various violations of the Fisheries Act.

The total amount of the fines imposed is $5,500. The offenders are:



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Offender Home Infraction Sentencing date Judge
and fine
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Pierrot Etang du Possession of lobsters October 17, 2007 Jean-Paul
Cyr Nord smaller than the legal $1,000 + Decoste
size. suspension
of fishing
licence for
the first two
days of
the lobster
fishing
season
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Contravened conditions October 17, 2007 Jean-Paul
of lobster fishing $750 + suspension Decoste
licence by starting of fishing
activities before 5 am. licence for
the first two
days of the
lobster fishing
season
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Donald Bassin Possession of lobsters October 17, 2007 Jean-Paul
Bourgeois smaller than the legal $500 Decoste
size.
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Raynald Bassin Possession of an egg- October 17, 2007 Jean-Paul
Bourgeois bearing female. $500 Decoste
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Real Havre-aux Possession of lobsters October 17, 2007 Jean-Paul
Chevarie Maisons smaller than the legal $1,000 Decoste
size.
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Andre Etang du Possession of lobsters October 17, 2007 Jean-Paul
Leblanc Nord smaller than the legal $500 Decoste
size.
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Bernard Fatima Contravened conditions October 17, 2007 Jean-Paul
Leblanc of lobster fishing $750 Decoste
licence by starting
activities before 5 am.
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Jeffrey Grosse- Possession of an egg- October 17, 2007 Jean-Paul
Weeks Ile bearing female. $500 Decoste
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Fisheries and Oceans Canada is mandated to protect and conserve marine resources and is ever alert for any poaching of marine resources.

Contact Information

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