Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

May 17, 2013 14:31 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act, Gaspe Peninsula

QUÉBEC, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - May 17, 2013) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers fined in February and March 2013 for various offences under the Fisheries Act.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $3,000. The offenders are:

Name and place of residence Offence Fine Date of conviction
Charles-Martin Landry
Sport fishing for cod during a closed time. $500 February 15, 2013
Gabriel Lemieux
(Sainte-Anne-des Monts)
Fishing for Atlantic halibut during a closed time. $1,000 February 15, 2013
Francis McRae
Lobster fishing without a licence and during a closed time. $1,500 February 11, 2013

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.

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