Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

November 21, 2013 14:47 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act, Gaspe Peninsula

QUÉBEC, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 21, 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 $21,650. The offenders are:

Name and place of residence Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Guillaume Béchard
(Sainte-Anne-des-Monts)
Sport fishing for cod during a closed time. Fishing for herring without a licence. cod and herring $500 2013-09-09
David Bond
(Saint-Georges-de-Malbaie)
Michael Chicoine
(Barachois)
No call made to Canadian Coast Guard before arrival at the dock for a reason other than a landing. nil $500 each 2013-10-15
Bertrand Daraiche
(Percé)
Possession of six lobsters under the legal size limit. lobster $2,250 2013-10-15
Yvon Bernard
(Bonaventure)
Firmin Gagné
(La Martre)
Bruno Landry
(Saint-Omer)
Rémi Leblanc
(Saint-Omer)
Mario Poirier
(Caplan)
Ronald Poirier
(Caplan)
Ghislain Roberge
(Bonaventure)
Harvesting molluscs in a closed area. molluscs $300 each 2013-09-09
(F. G.)
2013-09-11
(G. R.)
2013-09-12
(Y. B.; M. P.;
R. P.)
2013-10-07
(B. L.; R. L.)
André Goulet
(Saint-Siméon)
Richard Woods
(Paspébiac)
Exceeding the recreational groundfish fishery quota. Possession of processed fish. groundfish $850
(A. G.)
$700
(R. W.)
2013-10-25
Michel Labrecque
(Petit-Cap)
Non-compliance with Greenland halibut licence conditions by failing to hail before heading out to sea, before 7:00 p.m. the day before. Greenland halibut $1,000 2013-10-15
Rodrigue Langlois
(L'Anse-au-Griffon)
Non-compliance with Atlantic halibut licence conditions by landing fish without a dockside observer present and by failing to adequately complete the logbook. Atlantic halibut $6,000 2013-10-15
Donald Lefrançois
(Gaspé)
Sport fishing for cod during a closed time. cod $500 2013-10-15
Pierre Lemoignan
(Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé)
Making a false statement to a fishery officer. Lobster fishing using traps with non-regulation escape mechanisms. Use of over 235 lobster traps. Possession of female rock crabs. lobster and rock crab $4,500 2013-10-15
Martin Syvrais
(Newport)
Shark fishing without a licence. shark $750 + confiscation of seized fish 2013-10-16
Michel Syvrais
(Newport)
Possession of snow crab under the legal size limit. snow crab $1,500 + + confiscation of 13% the value of the fishing trip, i.e. 3 379, $60 2013-10-16

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.

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Contact Information

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