Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

September 26, 2013 10:46 ET

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

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2013) - 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 $18,900. In addition, some of the offenders had part of a trawl, a halibut and some of the harvested shrimp confiscated, were banned from being on the Grande-Rivière, Chandler and Newport docks between 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., and had a bluefin tuna worth $1,877.77 and a herring worth $2,207 confiscated. The offenders are:

Name and place of residence Offence Fine Date of conviction
Simon Bernier (Capucins)
Michel Boucher (Matane)
Éric Bourque (Caplan)
David Paquet (Caplan)
Harvesting molluscs in a closed area. $300 each June 10, 2013 (S. B.)
June 26, 2013
(M. B.)
June 27, 2013
(É. B., D. P.)
Réal Bond (Rivière-au-Renard) Shrimp fishing with a Nordmore grate not compliant with licence conditions. Possession of halibut under the legal size limit. Making a false statement to a fishery officer. $5,400 + confiscation of part of a trawl, a halibut and some of the harvested shrimp July 29, 2013
Roger Caron (Carleton) Fishing for lobster without a licence. $750 June 26, 2013
Jean-Eudes Cloutier (Cap-d'Espoir) Being in possession of a female lobster with eggs attached. Possession of a V-notched female lobster. $1,250 July 16, 2013
Yvan Cloutier (Percé)
Valère Daraiche (Bridgeville, Percé)
Being in possession of a female lobster with eggs attached. $1,000 (Y. C.)
$1,250 (V. D.)
July16, 2013 (Y. C.)
July 15, 2013 (V. D.)
Bertrand Desbois (Sainte-Thérèse-de Gaspé) Failure to hail out. $1,000 June 27, 2013
Travis Henry (Douglastown) Possession of a mutilated female lobster. $500 July 18, 2013
Pierre-Antoine Henry-Claude(Rimouski) Lobster fishing other than with a lobster trap. Fishing for lobster without a licence. $1,500 + banned from being on the Grande-Rivière, Chandler and Newport docks between 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. July 16, 2013
Jude Jomphe (Québec) Fishing without authorization. Failure to complete logbook. Possession of sea urchins under the legal size limit. $1,500 April 19, 2013
David Mainville (Victoriaville) Exceeding the daily quota for cod in the recreational fishery. $300 June 10, 2013
Stephen McKinnon (Chandler) Landing a bluefin tuna without a dockside observer. $1,500 + confiscation of the tuna worth $1,877.77 July 17, 2013
Holi Morrison (Listuguj) Landing snow crab without a dockside observer. $1,000 June 17, 2013
Donald Syvrais (Grande-Rivière) Fishing for herring during a closed time. $750 + confiscation of the herring worth $2,207 June 21, 2013

To report a poacher, dial 1-800-463-9057. All calls are anonymous and 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.

The Government of Canada remains focused on four priorities, as outlined by the Prime Minister, that Canadians care most about: their families, the safety of our streets and communities, their pride in being a citizen of this country, and of course, their personal financial security.

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Contact Information

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