Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

December 17, 2014 15:42 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act, Magdalen Islands

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Dec. 17, 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 November, 2014.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $1,050. The offenders are:

Offender Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Marc-Olivier Cyr Failure to complete the three-step process required to harvest a seal. seal $100 2014-11-26
Robin Jomphe Possession of snow crab under the legal size limit. snow crab $650 2014-11-26
Louis Molaison Failure to contact a dockside monitoring company at least one hour before arriving at the dock. snow crab $300 2014-11-26

Fisheries and Oceans Canada encourages the public to report poaching incidents by using the online form or calling 1-800-463-9057. All reports are 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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