Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

March 24, 2015 13:30 ET

Convictions Under The Fisheries Act, North Shore

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - March 24, 2015) - 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 $17,050. The offenders are:

Name and place of residence Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Patrick Perron
(Baie-Comeau)
Failure to hail out before 7:00 p.m. n/a $600 2015-02-27
Dany Beseau
(Pentecôte)
Lobster fishing without a licence. lobster $1,500 2015-02-17
Garry Maurice
(Saint-Augustin)
Lobster fishing without a licence and during a closed time. Possession of two lobsters under 82 mm. lobster $1,900 2015-02-12
Reginald Shattler
(Saint-Augustin)
Lobster fishing without a licence and during a closed time. lobster $1,500 2015-02-12
Isidore Willcott
(La Tabatière)
Cod fishing during a closure of the fishery. cod $500 2015-02-12
Henry Shattler
(Saint-Augustin)
Whelk fishing without a licence. whelk $400 2015-02-11
Emedy Wellman
(Saint-Augustin)
Lobster fishing without a licence. Possession of one lobster under 82 mm. lobster $1,700 2015-02-11
Germain Dumas
(Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon)
Non-compliance with hail-out requirements. n/a $200 2015-02-10
Samuel Hobbs
(Brador)
Non-compliance with hail-out requirements. n/a $400 2015-02-10
Norman Keats
(Rivière-Saint-Paul)
Non-compliance with hail-out requirements. n/a $800 2015-02-10
Carane Lavallee
(Vieux-Fort)
Lobster fishing without authorization during a closed time. lobster $1,500 2015-02-10
Carane Lavallee
(Vieux-Fort)
Lobster fishing without authorization during a closed time. lobster $1,500 2015-02-10
Lorne Nadeau
(Vieux-Fort)
Non-compliance with hail-out requirements. n/a $400 2015-02-10
Magela Beaudoin
(Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon)
Illegal possession of cod. cod $500 2015-02-09
Barry Hart
(Brador)
Cod fishing using nets with a mesh size larger than the legal limit. cod $500 2015-02-09
Clarence Lavallee
(Blanc-Sablon)
Snow crab fishing without valid conditions. snow crab $500 2015-02-09
Judith Roger
(Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon)
Illegal possession of cod. cod $500 2015-02-09
Coastal Seafoods
(Rivière-Saint-Paul)
Transportation of fishery products without the required authorizations. n/a $500 2015-02-09
Mervin Spingle
(Brador)
Cod fishing during a closure of the fishery. cod $500 2015-02-09
Pierrot Bouchard
(Les Escoumins)
Harvesting softshell clams in a closed area. clam $750 2015-01-13
Rémi Bouchard
(Les Escoumins)
Harvesting softshell clams in a closed area. clam $400 2015-01-13

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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