Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

November 21, 2013 14:46 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act, North Shore

QUÉBEC, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 21, 2013) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishermen fined in October, 2013, for offences under the Fisheries Act.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $12,100. The offenders are:

Name and place of residence Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Martine Boudreau
Jean-Claude Cormier
Jean-Marie Duguay
Harvesting soft shell clams in a closed area. clam $300 each 2013-10-23
Régis Duguay
Exceeding the daily quota for clam harvesting. clam $300 2013-10-23
Yvon Duguay
Fishing for lobster without a licence. lobster $1,500 2013-10-23
Serge Gagnon
Illegal landing of Atlantic halibut. Atlantic halibut $5,500 2013-10-18
Jean-Yves Noël
Landing unweighed snow crab.
Failure to complete whelk fishing logbook.
snow crab and whelk $3,900 2013-10-23

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