Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

June 10, 2015 10:01 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act, North Shore

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 10, 2015) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishermen from North Shore fined in recent months for various offences under the Fisheries Act.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $3,829. The offenders are:

Name and place of residence Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Roger Duguay
(Sept-Îles)
Exceeding authorized limit for softshell clam fishery. Softshell clam $429 2015-03-27
Jean-Sébastien Vacher
(Port-Cartier)
Possession of female lobster with eggs attached and undersized lobsters. Lobster $1,650 2015-03-27
Steve Vaugeois
(Havre-Saint-Pierre)
Harvesting softshell clams in a closed area and possession of undersized softshell clams. Softshell clam $500 2015-03-27
Victor Monger
(Tête-à-la-Baleine)
Whelk fishing without a licence. Whelk $500 2015-03-25
Pierre-Luc Morneau
(Les Escoumins)
Failure to land and weigh entire fish catch. n/a $750 2015-03-12

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

  • Regional Communications Branch
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Quebec, Quebec
    418-648-5474