Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

October 18, 2013 14:31 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act, Magdalen Islands

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Oct. 18, 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 August 2013.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $4,500. The offenders are:

Offender Offence Species Fine Date of
conviction
Roger Wayne Burke Falsifying Atlantic surf clam fishing activities record. Surf clam $1,000 2013-08-07
Donald Déraspe Failure to complete mackerel fishing logbook. False or misleading statement. Mackerel $2,000 2013-08-07
Jean-Louis Hébert Fishing for lobster without a licence and in a lagoon. Lobster $1,500 2013-08-07

To report a poacher, dial 1-800-463-9057. All calls are anonymous and 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 education and awareness activities.

The Government of Canada remains focused on four priorities, as outlined by the Prime Minister, that Canadians care most about: their families, the safety of our streets and communities, their pride in being a citizen of this country, and of course, their personal financial security.

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Contact Information

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