Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

May 17, 2013 14:30 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act, North Shore

QUÉBEC, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - May 17, 2013) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishermen fined in April 2013 for offences under the Fisheries Act.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $9,800. In addition, some of the offenders had the value of the seized fish, the value of the proceeds from its sale, and their fishing gear confiscated. The offenders are:

Name and place of residence Offence Fine Date of conviction
Ian Anderson
(Harrington Harbour)
Failure to cast nets less than one fathom beneath the water's surface while fishing herring. $500 April 10, 2013
Lambert Bilodeau
(Old Fort)
Failure to hail out and fill out the log during the snow crab fishery. $400 April 8, 2013
David Chevalier
(Rivière-Saint-Paul)
Person allowed to fish snow crab and ground fish in boat without that person being listed on the licence. $600 April 8, 2013
Dean Chevalier
(La Tabatière)
Fishing snow crab and ground fish on a boat for which one's name is not listed on the owner's licence. $600 April 8, 2013
Jody Chevalier
(Rivière-Saint-Paul)
Failure to hail out and fill out the log while fishing for snow crab and ground fish. $800 April 8, 2013
Fernand Driscoll
Terrence O'Dell
(Blanc-Sablon)
Fishing for cod during a closed season for ground fish recreational fishing. $300 each April 8, 2013
Timothy R. Jones
(Kegaska)
Éric Lavallée
(Middle Bay)
Failure to cast nets less than one fathom beneath the water's surface while bait fishing. $300 (T. R. J.)
$500 + confiscation of net (É. L.)
April 3, 2013
(T. R. J.)
April 8, 2013
(É. L.)
Henri Langevin
(Port-Cartier)
Landing snow crab without authorization from a designated observer. $2,500 April 12, 2013
Landing snow crab without the supervision of a designated observer. $2,300 April 12, 2013
Failure to comply with licence conditions by transporting snow crab in an unauthorized boat. $200 + confiscation of the proceeds from the sale, i.e. $478.40 April 12, 2013
Bernard O'Brien
(Rivière-Saint-Paul)
Landing snow crab without the supervision of a dockside observer. $500 + confiscation of the value of the seized fish, i.e. $85.50 April 8, 2013

Fisheries and Oceans Canada has a mandate to protect and conserve marine resources and to prosecute offenders under the Fisheries Act. To report a poacher, dial 1-800-463-9057. All calls are anonymous and confidential.

The Government of Canada remains focused on four priorities, as outlined by the Prime Minister, that Canadians care most about: their families, the safety of our streets and communities, their pride in being a citizen of this country, and of course, their personal financial security.

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Contact Information

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