Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

October 27, 2014 16:10 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act

QUEBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Oct. 27, 2014) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers fined in recent months for offences under the Fisheries Act.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $62,050. The offenders are:

Name and place of residence Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Bertrand O'Connor
(L'Anse-au-Griffon)
Fishing for shrimp during a closed time. shrimp $5,000 2014-09-24
Jean-Paul Beaupré
Alain Leblond
Sylvain Proulx
Jean-Marc Tudeau
(Rimouski)
Exceeding authorized quota for clam harvesting. Possession of undersized clams. clam $400 each 2014-09-23
Jean-Pierre Cloutier
(Percé)
Possession of lobsters under the minimum size. lobster $750 2014-09-23
Jacqui Réhel
(Newport)
Groundfish fishing without licence condition. groundfish $500 2014-09-22
Jean-François Samuel
(Petit-Cap)
Failure to properly hail in. Failure to adequately complete own logbook.
Possession of Rock Crab under the legal size limit. Possession of female rock crabs. Obstructing the work of a fisheries officers. Rock crab fishing outside the authorized area on two occasions. Fishing for rock crab during a closed time. Failure to do hail-ins.
Failure to provide logbooks.
rock crab $1,000 + nine-month conditional sentence of imprisonment with several conditions; suspension for the first eight days of the 2015 rock crab fishery; requirement to have a functional black box on vessel for all fishing trips for a period of two years. 2014-09-22
Jean-Marc Sweeney
(Newport)
Failure to hail in. snow crab $2,000 2014-09-22
Dorima Poirier
(Saint-Yvon)
Harvesting molluscs in a closed area.
Sea urchin fishing without a licence.
sea urchin $600 2014-08-18
Unipêche MDM
(Paspébiac)
Assisting or encouraging snow crab licence holders to fail to comply with their licence conditions by throwing back snow crab over 95 mm. snow crab $50,000 2014-07-21
Christian Jolicoeur
(Bonaventure)
Harvesting molluscs in a closed area. molluscs $300 2014-06-25
Rolland Lebrasseur
(Vaudreuil-Dorion)
Exceeding the recreational groundfish fishery quota. groundfish $300 2014-06-20

Fisheries and Oceans Canada encourages the public to report poaching incidents by using the online form or calling 1-800-463-9057. All reports are confidential.

The Government of Canada is committed to safeguarding the long-term health and productivity of Canada's fisheries resources, and the habitat that supports them, for generations to come. Fisheries and Oceans Canada has a mandate to protect and conserve marine resources and to prosecute offenders under the Fisheries Act. It ensures and promotes compliance with the Act and other laws and regulations through a combination of land, air, and sea patrols, as well education and awareness activities.

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