Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

June 10, 2015 09:52 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act Gaspe Peninsula

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - June 10, 2015) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishermen from Gaspé Peninsula and Lower St.Lawrence fined in recent months for various offences under the Fisheries Act.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $ 22,567.01. The offenders are:

Name and place of residence Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Pierre-Paul Dupuis
(Sainte-Anne-des-Monts)
Reporting false information. Greenland halibut $750 2015-03-19
Sébastien Dupuis
(Sainte-Anne-des-Monts)
Use of tags registered in another name.
Reporting false information.
Greenland halibut $1,500 2015-03-19
Tommy Hautcoeur
(Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé)
Possession of female lobsters bearing a mutilation or identified by a V-notch. Lobster $2,500 2015-03-19
Roger Huet
(Rivière-au-Renard)
Exceeding authorized quota for recreational fishery. Cod $390 2015-03-19
Benoit Carrier
(Les Méchins)
Possession of any crab part or meat separated from the carapace.
Landing snow crab without the supervision of a dockside observer.
Snow crab $2,000 2015-03-17
Gérald Carrier
(Grosses-Roches)
Unauthorized use of vessel.
Possession of any crab part or meat separated from the carapace.
Snow crab $1,000 2015-03-17
Georges Huard
(Matane)
Landing snow crab without the supervision of a dockside observer. Snow crab $1,500 2015-03-17
Manser Chicoine
(Barachois)
Rock Crab fishing outside the authorized area.
Failure to hail in after a rock crab fishing trip.
Rock crab $2,250 2015-03-16
Réjean Côté
(Petite-Vallée)
Exceeding authorized quota for recreational fishery. Cod $405 2015-03-16
Denis Fullum
(Newport)
Non-compliance with hail-out requirements. Atlantic halibut $500 2015-03-16
Jean-Claude Hautcoeur
(Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé)
Allowing the use of one's boat for unauthorized snow crab fishing.
Landing snow crab without the supervision of a dockside observer.
Snow crab $2,000 2015-03-16
Raoul Mercier
(Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé)
Failure to hail in after a rock crab fishing trip. Snow crab $1,000 2015-03-16
Fernand Tremblay
(Saint-Georges-de-Malbaie)
Recreational fishery in a closed area. Cod $375 2015-03-16
Marius Doucet
(Rimouski)
Landing snow crab without the supervision of a dockside observer. Snow crab $1,250 2015-03-09
Herb Hackett
(Saint-Godefroi)
Exceeding authorized weekly quota for spring herring fishery. Herring $4,072.01 2015-03-06
Bertrand Labillois
(Nouvelle)
Possession of softshell clams under the minimum legal size. Softshell clam $75 2015-03-02
Marcel Lévesque
(Carleton-sur-Mer)
Possession of surf clams under the minimum legal size.
Exceeding authorized quota for recreational fishery.
Softshell clam $1,000 2015-03-02

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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