Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

February 25, 2013 14:04 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act, Magdalen Islands

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 25, 2013) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of persons convicted of various offences and fined under the Fisheries Act in the Magdalen Islands in December 2012 and January 2013.

The fines imposed on the fishers total $8,050. One of the fishers was banned from entering lagoons in the Magdalen Islands for one year. The offenders are:

Offender Offence Fine
Réal Boudreau Failure to bleed seals for one minute before skinning. $750
Donald Bouffard
Léon Martinet
Exceeding the daily quota for clam harvesting. $500 (D. B.)
$650 (L. M.)
Claude Bourgeois Keeping cod bycatch while fishing for lobster. $150
Denis A. Cyr Failure to land entire snow crab catch under the supervision of a dockside observer. Traps left in the water unattended for more than 72 hours. $2,500
Travis Clarke Fishing for lobster without a licence and in a lagoon. $1,500 + ban from entering Magdalen Islands lagoons for one year.
Luc Deveau Failure to complete rock crab fishery logbook. $500
Sylvain Gaudet
Wellie Longuépée
Possession of lobsters under the minimum size. $750 each

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