Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

July 20, 2011 12:22 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act, Gaspe and Lower St. Lawrence

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - July 20, 2011) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of Gaspé and Lower St. Lawrence fishers fined in June 2011 for violations of the Fisheries Act.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $14,650. The offenders are:

Offender and home Offence Fine
Dan Cotton
(Rivière-au-Renard)
Failure to hail out 12 hours before sailing. Failure to have an operational vessel monitoring system during a fishing trip. $1,500
Dan Cotton
Réginald Cotton
(Rivière-au-Renard)
Non-compliant hail-outs and non-compliance with licence conditions. $2,250 (D. C.)
$7,650 (R. C.)
Réginald Cotton
(Rivière-au-Renard)
Failure to hail out 12 hours before sailing. $1,000
Frédéric Henry
(Carleton)
Possession of egg-bearing female lobsters. $2,250

The Department has a mandate to protect and conserve fishery resources. It is vigilant in its efforts to prevent poaching of marine resources.

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Contact Information

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