Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

October 26, 2016 10:51 ET

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

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Oct. 26, 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 $7,840. The offenders are:

Offender Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Pierre-Olivier Daraiche
(Sainte-Anne-des-Monts)
Fishing and keeping cod without permission in the recreational ground fish fishery. cod $577,50 + confiscation of fish and objects. 2016-09-26
Stéphane Daraiche
(Sainte-Anne-des-Monts)
Fishing and keeping cod without permission in the recreational ground fish fishery. cod $577,50 + confiscation of fish and seized items. 2016-09-26
Jean-Marie Pitre
(Bonaventure)
Harvesting molluscs in a closed area. Possession of undersized softshell clams. mollusc and clam $600 + confiscation of seized items. 2016-09-21
Gilles Tessier
(Boisbriand)
Harvesting molluscs in a closed area. mollusc $300 2016-09-19
Alexandre Daraiche
(Percé)
Lobster fishing using traps without valid tags and without an unobstructed opening once the escape panel is removed. lobster $2,000 + confiscation of traps. 2016-09-15
Marc Couture
(Cap-d'Espoir)
Landing snow crab without the supervision of a dockside observer. Obstructing the duties of fishery officers. snow crab $2,000 + confiscation of seized item. 2016-09-12
Ernest Verreault
(Les Méchins)
Harvesting molluscs in a closed area. mollusc $300 2016-09-07
Henry Lejeune
(Saint-Maurice-de-l'Échouerie)
Fishing and keeping cod without permission in the recreational ground fish fishery. cod $735 + confiscation of fish and seized items. 2016-08-25
Jimmy Lepage
(Gaspé)
Fishing lobster in a closed area. lobster $750 2016-08-24

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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