Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

December 19, 2011 14:32 ET

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

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 19, 2011) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of Gaspé and Lower St. Lawrence fishers fined in October and November 2011 for violations of the Fisheries Act.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $27,110. In addition, several fishermen had their catches confiscated and forfeited their fishing gear.

A list of the offenders is available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/ffoa1219.pdf

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