Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

July 13, 2009 13:50 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - July 13, 2009) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of Gaspe and Lower St. Lawrence Area fishers fined by Judge Lucie Morisette in June 2009 for various violations of the Fisheries Act.

The total amount of the fines imposed on the fishers is $10,300. Of this amount, $7,800 came from the Vague de fond investigation launched in February 2006 by officers of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region. This investigation uncovered a network of some fifteen people who reported false information on turbot landed on the Sainte-Therese-de-Gaspe dock in 2006.



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Offender and home Offence Fine
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Marcel Mathurin Fishing without authorization. $2,500
(Anse a Valleau) Use of a net without a valid label.
Use of nets with a mesh size
under the legal limit.
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Vague de fond investigation
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Marcel Roy Aiding or abetting a dockside observer $7,800
(Cloridorme) to report false information.
False information reported to Fisheries
and Oceans Canada.
Non-compliance with licence conditions by
failing to have all landed fish weighed.
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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