Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

January 27, 2014 15:30 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act, North Shore

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 27, 2014) - 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 $3,800. The offenders are:

Name and place of residence Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
William Cormier (Sept-Îles) Non-compliance with snow crab fishing licence conditions by failing to hail out before 7:00 p.m. the day before. snow crab $600 2013-11-15
Raymond Gagnon (Natasquan) Participation, as a crew member, in an illegal landing of Atlantic halibut. Atlantic halibut $500 2013-12-02
Serge Gallienne (Sept-Îles) Fishing for Atlantic halibut without a license. Atlantic halibut $500 2013-11-15
Dominic Gasse (Sainte-Anne-des-Monts) Failure to weigh Atlantic halibut landing at dockside. Atlantic halibut $2,200 + confiscation of the amount, $691 2013-12-16

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