Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

September 17, 2007 10:28 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act

QUEBEC, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2007) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers fined for various offences under the Fisheries Act in June.

The total amount of fines assessed on fishers in the Magdalen Islands, Gaspe-Lower St.Lawrence and North Shore marine sectors come to $12,000. In addition to being fined, some offenders will have to respect specific conditions. Some gear and other goods used in fishing activities were also seized and the proceeds from the illegally caught fish were forfeited.

In the Magdalen Islands, fines totalling $5,250 were assessed on offenders under the Fisheries Act. In the Gaspe-Lower St. Lawrence Area, the total amount of fines was $6,550. Lastly, on the North Shore, a total of $200 in fines were handed down to offenders. Fines ranged from $200 to $2,750 for offences involving illegal fishing, fishing without a licence, non-compliance with licence conditions, obstructing fisheries officers in the performance of their duties and the destruction of fish habitat.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is mandated to protect and conserve marine resources and is ever alert for any poaching of marine resources.

An appendix containing details of convictions is available at the following address:

http://www.ccnmatthews.com/docs/Appendix_fisheries.doc

Contact Information

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