Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region



Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

December 17, 2012 15:25 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act, Gaspe

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 17, 2012) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers from the Gaspé fined in September and October 2012 for various offences under the Fisheries Act.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $10,650. Also, two of them were given 100 hours of community service and prohibited from being on the Grande-Rivière, Chandler and Newport docks between 5:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. for several months. The offenders are:

Offender and home Offence Fine
Dean Boyle(Percé) Possession of lobsters under the minimum size. $1,000
Antonio Bujold(Saint-Siméon) Fishing for winter flounder without valid licence conditions. $500
Possession of rock crab under the legal size limit. $500
O'Neil Cloutier(Percé)Pierre-Paul Couture(Grande-Rivière) Being in possession of a female lobster with eggs attached. $1,000 each
Fernand Delarosil(Paspébiac) Fishing for rock crab without valid licence conditions. $750
Gilles Duguay(Saint-François-de-Pabos) Possession of a V-notched female lobster. $500
Renaud Duguay(Percé) Fishing for lobster without a licence. $500
Steeve Duguay(Saint-François-de-Pabos) Possession of claws separated from the lobster's thorax or shell. $500
Jonathan Huard(Newport) Fishing for lobster without a licence. Possession of a lobster under the legal size limit. $500 + 100 h of community service + prohibition from being on the Grande-Rivière, Chandler and Newport docks between 5:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. for the next 15 months.
Serge Joncas(Grande-Rivière) Obstructing the work of a fishery officer. Fishing for lobster without a licence. Fishing for lobster with gear other than traps. $1,000 + 100 h of community service + prohibition from being on the Grande-Rivière, Chandler and Newport docks between 5:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. for the next 18 months.
Dany Labillois(Carleton) Possession of rock crab under the legal size limit. $500
Luc Richard(Grande-Vallée) Recreational fishing of groundfish during a closed time. $300
Marcel Roussy(Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé) Exceeding the authorized limit for cod. $2,100

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
    Québec, Quebec
    418-648-7893