Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

February 24, 2017 13:01 ET

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

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 24, 2017) - 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 $19,435. The offenders are:

Offender Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Stevens Annett (Châteauguay) Lobster fishing without a licence. Lobster fishing during a closed time. lobster $1,500 2017-01-30
Christof Opalka (Mallorytown, On) Lobster fishing without a licence. Lobster fishing during a closed time. lobster $1,500 2017-01-30
Jean-Claude Côté (Rimouski) Clam harvesting in a closed area. clam $300 2016-12-22
Charles Desrosiers (Mont-Louis) Capturing and keeping halibut during recreational groundfish harvesting when this type of fishing was prohibited. halibut $315 2016-12-19
Guy Minville (Mont-Louis) Killing two harbour seals during a personal use hunt. harbour seal $300 2016-12-15
Jean-François Synnett (Sainte-Madeleine-de-la-Rivière-Madeleine) Capturing and keeping cod during recreational groundfish harvesting when this type of fishing was prohibited. cod $510 2016-11-16
Reynald Synnett (Sainte-Madeleine-de-la-Rivière-Madeleine) Capturing and keeping cod during recreational groundfish harvesting when this type of fishing was prohibited. cod $510 2016-11-16
Kevin Vallée (Sainte-Anne-des-Monts) Illegal possession of fish during recreational groundfish harvesting. n/a $300 2016-11-15
Yvon Aubut (Gaspé) Lobster fishing without a licence. Lobster fishing during a closed time. lobster $1,500 2016-11-09
Pierre-Luc Caron (Cloridorme) Landing cod without a dockside observer. cod $5,000 2016-11-09
Wilfrid Dubé (Gaspé) Lobster fishing without a licence. Lobster fishing during a closed time. lobster $1,500 2016-11-09
Judes-René Fournier (Gaspé) Lobster fishing without a licence. Lobster fishing during a closed time. lobster $1,500 2016-11-09
Billy Chicoine (Rivière-au-Renard) Landing crabs without a dockside observer. crab $500 2016-11-07
David Dunn (Rivière-au-Renard) Landing crabs without a dockside observer. crab $500 2016-11-07
Stéphane Dunn (Rivière-au-Renard) Landing crabs without a dockside observer. crab $1,000 2016-11-07
Michel Fougère (Métis-sur-Mer) Possession of snow crab smaller than the permitted size limit. snow crab $300 2016-11-07
Charles-Noël Marceau (Les Méchins) Clam harvesting in a closed area. clam $300 2016-10-28
Jean-Louis Labrie (Sainte-Anne-des-Monts) Possession of snow crab smaller than the permitted size limit. snow crab $1,500 2016-10-24
Guy Émond (Rimouski) Clam harvesting in a closed area. clam $300 2016-10-05
Gilles Bérubé (Rimouski) Possession of clams under the minimum legal size. clam $300 2016-10-05

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 as education and awareness activities.

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