Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

July 20, 2012 10:27 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act, Gaspe

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - July 20, 2012) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers from the Gaspé fined in June 2012 for various offences under the Fisheries Act.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $159,776. In addition, nets were confiscated, fish were seized and three fishing licences were revoked in one case while a five-day fishing suspension was issued in the other. The offenders are:

Offender and home Offence Fine
O'Neil Bond(Rivière-au-Renard) Possession of fish processed to the point where it is difficult to determine their numbers. $3,000
Frédérique Cloutier(Gaspé) Possession of lobster under the permitted size. Being in possession of a female lobster with eggs attached. $2,500
Bertrand Desbois(Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé) Aiding or abetting individuals to make a false statement. Fishing Greenland halibut without authorization. Fishing for Greenland halibut using nets with a mesh size under 152 mm. Use of nets without valid tags for Greenland halibut fishing. $147,276 + confiscation of nets and seized fish, as well as revocation of three fishing licences.
Rosaire Ross(Matane) False statement. Use of nets without valid tags for Greenland halibut fishing. $6,000
Jean-François Samuel(Petit-Cap) Fishing lobster during a closed time. Having lobster traps on board a vessel in a closed area. $1,000 + five-day suspension.

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
    418-648-7893