Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

February 10, 2014 15:06 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act, Magdalen Islands

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 10, 2014) - 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 January, 2014.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $7,950. The offenders are:

Offender Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
André Bourgeois Fishing for plaice using a cod-end with an illegal mesh size. plaice $1,000 2014-01-15
Perry Burke Possession of whelks under the minimum legal size. Whelk traps left in the water unattended for more than 72 hours. whelk $1,550 2014-01-15
Adam Clarke Fishing for tuna without valid licence conditions. tuna $1,550 2014-01-15
Murray Mckay
Jody Turnbull
Possession of whelks under the minimum legal size. whelk $750 each 2014-01-15
Dave Miousse Fishing for lobster without a licence, during closed time and in a lagoon. lobster $2,400 2014-01-15

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