Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

December 21, 2016 11:58 ET

Convictions under the Fisheries Act, Gaspe

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Dec. 21, 2016) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers fined in recent months for various offences under the Fisheries Act.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $3,550. The offenders are:

Offender Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Stéphane Lantin
(Pabos Mills)
Not having licence conditions on hand during a mackerel fishing trip. Not having completed mackerel fishing logbook. mackerel $750 2016-11-08
Ludger Noël
(Grande-Rivière)
Being in possession of a female lobster with eggs attached. lobster $1,500 2016-11-08
Roger Cole Leblanc
(Cascapédia-Saint-Jules)
Harvesting shellfish in a closed area. shellfish $300 + confiscation of seized items. 2016-10-11
Richard Desbois
(Cap-d'Espoir)
Having snow crab traps on board a vessel during a closed time. crab $1,000 2016-09-02

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 education and awareness activities.

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