Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

June 18, 2014 11:08 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act, North Shore

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 18, 2014) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers fined in April 2014, for various offences under the Fisheries Act.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $2,250. The offenders are:

Name and place of residence Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Yves Cyr
Richard Giasson
Démétrius Gauthier
Fishing for lobster without a licence. lobster $750 each 2014-04-16 (Y. C. et R. G.)
2014-04-01 (D. G.)

Fisheries and Oceans Canada encourages the public to report poaching incidents by using the online form or calling 1-800-463-9057. All reports are 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