Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

September 26, 2013 10:24 ET

Convictions Under The Fisheries Act, North Shore

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 26, 2013) - - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers fined in recent months for offences under the Fisheries Act.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $4,000. In addition, one of the fishers had illegal gear confiscated. The offenders are:

Name and place of residence Offence Fine Date of conviction
Luc Fraser
(Matane)
Shrimp fishing using illegal gear. $3,000 + confiscation of gear June 18, 2013
Yvon Langlois
(Sainte-Anne-des-Monts)
Fishing with mobile gear less than one-half nautical mile away from previously set fishing gear. $500 June 18, 2013
Bruno Morel
(Jonquière)
Obstructing fishery officers in the performance of their duties during the Saguenay River recreational groundfish fishery. $500 June 14, 2013

To report a poacher, dial 1-800-463-9057. All calls are anonymous and 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.

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