Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

June 10, 2015 10:20 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act, Magdalen Islands

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 10, 2015) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishermen in the Magdalen Islands convicted of various offences and fined in recent months under the Fisheries Act.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $2,450. The offenders are:

Name and place of residence Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
André Martinet
(Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu)
Harvesting softshell
clams in a closed area.
Softshell clam $300 2015-04-15
Jean-Pierre Martinet
(Marieville)
Harvesting softshell
clams in a closed area.
Softshell clam $300 2015-04-15
Réal Noël
(Fatima)
Possession of Atlantic surf clams
under the minimum legal size.
Atlantic surf clam $300 2015-04-15
Marina Belli
(Havre-Aubert)
Possession of surf clams under
the minimum legal size.
Atlantic surf clam $300 2015-02-25
Jérome Chevarie
(Pointe-aux-Loups)
Possession of female
lobster with eggs attached.
Lobster $850 2015-02-25
André Thorne
(Havre-Aubert)
Possession of surf clams under
the minimum legal size.
Atlantic surf clam $400 2015-02-25

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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Contact Information

  • Regional Communications Branch
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Quebec, Quebec
    418-648-5474