Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

June 06, 2012 14:42 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act, Magdalen Islands

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 6, 2012) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers from the Magdalen Islands fined in March 2012 for various offences under the Fisheries Act.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $1,250. The offenders are:

Offender Offence Fine
Martin Arseneau Possession of lobsters under the minimum size. $750
Gérard Aucoin Exceeding the daily recreational quota for groundfish and possession of an Atlantic halibut. $500

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