Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

November 21, 2013 14:49 ET

Convictions under the Fisheries Act, Magdalen Islands

QUÉBEC, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 21, 2013) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishermen convicted of various offences and fined under the Fisheries Act in the Magdalen Islands in October, 2013.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $3,650. The offenders are:

Offender Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Alain Bourgeois
Steeve Lafrance
Possession of lobsters under the minimum size. lobster $750 each 2013-10-09
Émile Éloquin
Serge Miousse
Sony Thorne
Mario Turbide
Failure to follow the three step process. seal $300 (É. É.)
$600 (S. M.)
$500 (S. T.)
$250 (M. T.)
Dany Richard Possession of a prohibited firearm during the seal hunt. seal $500 2013-10-09

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.

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Contact Information

  • Martin Bourget
    Communications Advisor
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Quebec, Quebec