Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

December 17, 2014 15:06 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act, North Shore

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Dec. 17, 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 $19,705. The offenders are:

Name and place of residence Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
François Jean
(Port-Cartier)
Fishing lobster during a closed time.
Possession of female lobsters with eggs attached.
lobster $1,250 2014-11-24
Sylvane Langevin
(Port-Cartier)
Fishing for common crab without a licence.
Possession of female lobsters with eggs attached.
common crab and lobster $1,250 2014-11-24
Réal Bezeau
(Rivière-Pentecôte)
Fishing for lobster without a licence. lobster $1,500 2014-11-18
Jean-Yves Valois
(Dolbeau-Mistassini)
Fishing for groundfish during a closed time. groundfish $300 2014-11-14
Dominique Bisson
(Sept-Îles)
Fishing for lobster without a licence. lobster $1,500 2014-10-31
Robert Comeau
(Sept-Îles)
Fishing for lobster without a licence. lobster $750 2014-10-31
Yves Barriault
(Havre-Saint-Pierre)
Failure to adequately release without harming species at risk caught as bycatch.
Failure to record species at risk catches in the logbook.
spotted wolffish $3,000 2014-10-27
Yves Barriault
(Havre-Saint-Pierre)
Landing unweighed snow crab. snow crab $1,500 2014-10-27
Rosaire Collard
(Sept-Îles)
Exceeding authorized limit for clam fishery. clam $449 2014-10-27
Pierre Elias
(Havre-Saint-Pierre)
Landing unweighed snow crab. snow crab $500 2014-10-27
Sonia Gallant
(Havre-Saint-Pierre)
Landing unweighed snow crab. snow crab $500 2014-10-27
Brian Parisé
(Sept-Îles)
Exceeding authorized limit for clam fishery. clam $581 2014-10-27
Samuel Butt
(Kegaska)
Fishing for cod during a closure of the fishery. cod $400 2014-10-22
Hugo Cousineau
(Havre-Saint-Pierre)
Unauthorized snow crab fishing on board a commercial vessel. snow crab $200 2014-10-22
Pierre Cyr
(Havre-Saint-Pierre)
Harvesting softshell clams in a closed area. clam $300 2014-10-22
Bernadette Gallant
(L'Île-Michon)
Fishing for lobster without a licence. lobster $825 2014-10-22
Robert Hounsell
(Havre-Saint-Pierre)
Harvesting softshell clams in a closed area. clam $600 2014-10-22
Arnaud Landry
(Havre-Saint-Pierre)
Possession of Atlantic halibut under minimum legal size. Atlantic halibut $750 2014-10-22
Jacques Lapierre
(L'Île-Michon)
Fishing for lobster without a licence. lobster $750 2014-10-22
Jean-Yves Noel
(Sept-Îles)
Possession of whelks under the minimum legal size. whelk $800 2014-10-22
Yves Turbis
(Havre-Saint-Pierre)
Harvesting softshell clams in a closed area. clam $300 2014-10-22
Claude Vaillancourt
(Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan)
Failure to comply with licence conditions by allowing another fisher to use his commercial vessel to fish snow crab. snow crab $1,200 2014-10-22
Louis Vaillancourt
(Sept-Îles)
Failure to complete whelk fishing logbook. whelk $500 2014-10-22

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 as education and awareness activities.

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