Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

June 26, 2012 15:21 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act, Gaspe

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - June 26, 2012) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers from the Gaspé fined between February and June 2012 for various offences under the Fisheries Act.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $10,350. In addition, two of the offenders had fishing days suspended, while another had the shellfish he harvested confiscated. The offenders are:

Offender and home Offence Fine
Albert Asaac
Possession of rock crab under the legal size limit. $500
Jérémie Bariault
Gilles Berthelot
Harvesting molluscs in a closed area. $300 + confiscation of shellfish. (J. B.)
$300 (G. B.)
Steven Brière
(New Carlisle)
Possession of V-notched lobsters. $1,000
Steven Brière
(New Carlisle)
René Cyr
(Pabos Mills)
Commercial mackerel fishing without holding valid conditions. $1,000 each
Gabriel Lemieux
Failure to hail in. Failure to hail a dockside monitoring company. Failure to maintain an accurate logbook of catches. Leaving fishing gear unattended in the water for more than 72 consecutive hours. $4,750 + one-day suspension upon opening of the Greenland halibut competitive fishery.
Jean-François Samuel
Use of nets without valid tags for Greenland halibut fishing. Possession of 45 halibut under 85 cm. Failing to comply with licence conditions by not completing the logbook. $1,500 + three-day suspension upon opening of the Greenland halibut competitive fishery.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada has a mandate to protect and conserve marine resources and prosecute offenders under the Fisheries Act. To report a poacher, dial 1-800-463-9057. All calls are anonymous and confidential.

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Contact Information

  • Martin Bourget
    Communications Advisor
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Quebec, Quebec