Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

February 25, 2015 11:03 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 25, 2015) - 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 $3,800. The offenders are:

Name and place of residence Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Yannick Chicoine-Côté
(Sainte-Anne-des-Monts)
Recreational cod fishing during a closed time and possession of cod. cod $480 2015-01-21
Gisèle Dumont
(Cap-Chat)
Recreational cod fishing during a closed time and possession of cod. cod $540 2015-01-21
Jean-Pierre Élement
(Sept-Îles)
Landing shrimp without a dockside observer. shrimp $1,000 2015-01-21
Steeve Pelletier
(Sainte-Anne-des-Monts)
Recreational cod fishing during a closed time and possession of cod. cod $480 2015-01-21
Stéphane Thorn
(Cap-Chat)
Obstructing the work of a fisheries officer. n/a $1,000 2015-01-21
Richard Desrosiers
(Sainte-Luce)
Harvesting softshell clams in a closed area. clam $300 2014-12-15

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 as education and awareness activities.

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