Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

August 22, 2016 15:05 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act, Gaspe Area

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 22, 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 $7,200. The offenders are:

Offender Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Georges Huard
(Matane)
Failure to hail out before 7:00 p.m. the day before a snow crab fishing trip. snow crab $1,000 2016-06-26
Gérald Sim
(Baie-des-Sables)
Harvesting molluscs in a closed area. mollusc $1,000 + banned from being within 50 m of the banks of the St. Lawrence River, between Trois-Pistoles and Baie-des-Sables, for a period of three years, except at his or her residence + confiscation of seized materials. 2016-06-20
Guillaume Loubert
(Maria)
Harvesting softshell clams in a closed area. Possession of undersized softshell clams. clam $600 + forfeiture of seized goods. 2016-06-13
Louis Cayouette
(New Richmond)
Harvesting softshell clams in a closed area. Possession of undersized softshell clams. clam $600 + forfeiture of seized goods. 2016-06-13
Jules Allard
(Carleton)
Illegal possession of a lobster. Possession of a lobster smaller than 82 mm. Illegal possession of a rock crab. lobster and rock crab $2,000 + forfeiture of seized goods + + banned from fishing at the Carleton wharf for a period of one year. 2016-06-13
Serge Blanchette
(Cap-Chat)
Exceeding the authorized daily catch and possession quota for cod during the recreational groundfish fishery. cod $500 2016-05-31
Eric Lacourse
(Cap-Chat)
Exceeding the authorized daily catch and possession quota for cod during the recreational groundfish fishery. cod $500 2016-05-31
Guy Laflamme
(Rivière-au-Renard)
Failure to complete his logbook prior to docking. atlantic halibut $1,000 2016-05-30

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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