Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

June 23, 2016 15:57 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act, North Shore

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - June 23, 2016) - 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 $14,600. The offenders are:

Offender Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Roberto Desbois(Saint-Ulric-de-Matane) Shrimp fishing without a licence. shrimp $2,000 2016-05-06
Arnaud Landry(Havre-Saint-Pierre) Crab fishing during a closed time. crab $6,000 2016-04-05
Jimmy Lavoie(Jonquière) Lobster fishing without a licence. lobster $1,000 2016-04-05
Bertrand Poulin(Port-Menier) Lobster fishing without a licence. lobster $1,000 2016-04-05
Roger Lapierre(Sept-Îles) Lobster fishing without a licence. lobster $1,500 2016-03-23
Jean-Yves Noël(Sept-Îles) Failure to complete a logbook during the whelk fishery. whelk $2,100 2016-03-23
Gilles Blanchard(Sept-Îles) Lobster fishing without a licence. lobster $1,000 2016-03-21

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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