Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

July 11, 2011 11:21 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act, North Shore

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - July 11, 2011) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Québec Region, has released a list of fishers fined in June 2011 for various violations of the Fisheries Act.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $10,740. The offenders are:

Offender and home Offence Fine
Jean-François Beaudoin
Jean-Marie Jones
(Blanc-Sablon)
Failing to comply with conditions of their halibut fishing licence for the 2010 season by landing Atlantic halibut without a dockside observer present. $500 each
Félix Dumas
(Blanc-Sablon)
Fishing for cod during a closed time. $500
Lionel Jones
(Blanc-Sablon)
Permitting another fisher to use his vessel without authorization during crab fishing. $300
Éric Joubert
(Sept-Îles)
Fishing for whelks without a licence and valid conditions. $250
Making a false statement to fishery officers. $500
Failing to comply with conditions of a licence, in 38 instances, by not providing logbooks at the end of each trip. $1,140
Eddy Lamarre
(Port-Cartier)
Clam harvesting in a closed area. $300
Edward Lavallée
(Middle Bay)
Failing to comply with the conditions of his cod fishing licence for the 2010 season by not landing total cod cargo. $500
Wilson McKinnon
(La Tabatière)
Failing to comply with the conditions of his bait licence for the 2009 season by setting net on the water's surface. $500
Gervais Monger
(La Tabatière)
Fishing for lobster without a licence. $750
Darry Noël
(Sept-Îles)
Illegally transferring snow crab when holding a commercial fishing licence. $5,000

The Department has a mandate to protect and conserve fishery resources. It is vigilant in its efforts to prevent poaching of marine resources.

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Contact Information

  • Martin Bourget
    Communications Advisor
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Quebec, Quebec
    418-648-7893