Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

October 25, 2013 14:33 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act, North Shore

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Oct. 25, 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 $10,900. The offenders are:

Name and place of residence Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Félix Belvin
Garry Lessard
Perry Mckinnon
(Saint-Augustin)
Fishing for lobster without a licence. Lobster $1,000
(F. B.)
$750
(G. L.;
P. M.)
2013-09-11
Gilles Dubé
(Forestville)
Gérard St-Gelais
(Chute-aux-Outardes)
Joël Tremblay
(Ragueneau)
Harvesting softshell clams in a closed area. Clam $500
(G. D.)
$300
(G. S.-G.;
J. T.)
2013-09-09
(G. D.)
2013-08-23
(G. S.-G.; J. T.)
Charles Driscoll
Devin Driscoll
(Saint-Augustin)
Snow crab fishing in a closed area. Snow crab $1,000 each 2013-09-11
Dwight Driscoll
Barry Maurice
(Saint-Augustin)
Fishing for snow crab during a closed time and obstructing the work of a fishery officer. Snow crab $1,500 each 2013-09-11
Roland Dumas
(Blanc-Sablon)
Sport fishing for cod during a closed time. Cod $500 2013-09-09
Ross Fequet
(Brador Bay)
Tuna fishing other than by angling and keeping the tuna caught. Tuna Confiscation of the value of the seized fish, i.e. $198.50 2013-09-09
Derrick Gallichon
(Saint-Augustin)
Fishing lobster during a closed time. Lobster $1,000 2013-09-11
Marc Girard
(Forestville)
Failure to bleed a harvested seal as soon as possible and to confirm via palpation that the cranium has been crushed. Seal $300 2013-09-10
Gordon Lavallée
(Saint-Augustin)
Fishing for whelks without a licence. Whelk $500 2013-09-11

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.

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Contact Information

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