Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

January 17, 2012 14:57 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act, Magdalen Islands

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 17, 2012) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of Magdalen Islands fishers fined in December 2011 for violations of the Fisheries Act.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $7,300. The offenders are:

Offender Offence Fine
Clément Arseneau
Laurent Bourgeois
Exceeding the recreational groundfish fishery quota. $300 each
Fabiola Arseneau
Michael Langford
Possession of lobsters under the minimum size. $750 each
Wilton Burke
Paul Vigneau
Being in possession of a female lobster with eggs attached. $1,200 (W. B.)
$1,250 (P. V.)
Daniel Chevrier Non-compliance with sealing licence conditions. $500
Luc Eloquin Possession of lobsters under the minimum size and being in possession of a female lobster with eggs attached. $2,250

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.

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Contact Information

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