Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

June 23, 2016 15:55 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act, Magdalen Islands

QUÉBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 23, 2016) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of Magdalen Islands fishers fined in May and April 2016 for violations of the Fisheries Act.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $2,300. The offenders are:

Offender Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Laurent Duclos Fishing for lobster without a licence and in a lagoon. lobster $500 2016-05-18
Christopher Clarke Contravened conditions of lobster fishing licence by starting activities before 5 a.m. lobster $500 2016-04-06
Joseph-Gaston Chiasson Harvesting softshell clams in a closed area. softshell clam $300 2016-04-06
Geoffrey Mckay Failure to file and complete a logbook prior to arrival at the dock. lobster $1,000 2016-04-06

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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