Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

December 17, 2012 13:47 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act, Magdalen Islands

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 17, 2012) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers from the Magdalen Islands fined in October, 2012 for offences under the Fisheries Act.

The fines imposed on the fishers total $7,450. The offenders are:

Offender Offence Fine
Gérald Boudreau
Jean-Guy Leblanc
Fishing for lobster before 5:00 a.m. $1,000 (G. B.)
$750 (J.-G. L.)
Cédéric Bourgeois
Danny Vigneau
Exceeding the daily quota for clam harvesting. $500 each
Israël Coderre
Fred Leblanc
Possession of surf clams under the legal size limit. $500 each
Bertrand Duclos Under the rock crab fishery, failure to hail in at least one hour prior to arrival at the dock. $800
Ferland Leblanc
Maurice Leblanc
Harvesting softshell clams in a closed area. $300 each
Alfred Poirier Surf clam harvesting in a closed area. $300
Paul Vigneau Being in possession of a female lobster with eggs attached. $2,000

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