Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

October 26, 2016 11:11 ET

Convictions under the Fisheries Act, Magdalen Islands

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Oct. 26, 2016) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers fined in August 2016 for violations of the Fisheries Act.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $6,750. The offenders are:

Offender Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Fabiola Arseneau
(Repentigny)
Possession of lobster under the minimum size. lobster $1,000 2016-08-17
Pierre-Paul Chiasson
(Magdalen Islands)
Failing to palpate a seal's cranium to confirm that it was crushed. seal $750 2016-08-17
Paul Martinet
(Magdalen Islands)
Having on their vessel lobster traps without valid tags. lobster $2,000 2016-08-17
Dany Vigneau
(Magdalen Islands)
Being in possession of a female lobster with eggs attached. lobster $1,000 2016-08-17
Dominic Vigneau
(Magdalen Islands)
Being in possession of a female lobster with eggs attached. lobster $1,000 2016-08-17
Sylvain Vigneau
(Magdalen Islands)
Fishing for Atlantic surf clam without a license. Atlantic surf clam $1,000 2016-08-17

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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