Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

October 26, 2016 10:55 ET

Convictions under the Fisheries Act, North Shore

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Oct. 26, 2016) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers fined in recent months for various offences under the Fisheries Act.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $8,166. The offenders are:

Offender Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Michel Desgagnés
(Ragueneau)
Sale of clams harvested without a commercial licence. clam $300 2016-09-08
Marc-Olivier
Dufour
(Sacré-Cœur)
Exceeding the daily quota for clam harvesting and possession. Possession of clams smaller than the permitted size of 51 mm. clam $600 2016-09-07
Marc-Antoine Girard
(Forestville)
Clam harvesting in an area closed due to contamination. clam $500 2016-09-07
Roland Otis
(Les Bergeronnes)
Exceeding the daily quota for clam harvesting and possession. Possession of clams smaller than the permitted size of 51 mm. clam $600 2016-09-07
Guillaume Perron
(Longue-Rive)
Clam harvesting in an area closed due to contamination. clam $500 2016-09-07
Martin Tremblay
(Québec)
Clam harvesting in an area closed due to contamination. clam $500 2016-09-07
Yves Tremblay
(Longue-Rive)
Offer to purchase clams harvested without a commercial license. clam $200 2016-09-07
Daniel Beaudin
(Sept-Îles)
Exceeding the daily quota for clam harvesting and possession. clam $1,416 2016-08-22
Daniel Beaudin
(Sept-Îles)
Lobster fishing without a licence. lobster $750 2016-08-22
Daniel Beaudin
(Sept-Îles)
Lobster fishing without a licence. lobster 50 hours of community service. 2016-08-22
Daniel Beaudin
(Sept-Îles)
Lobster fishing without a licence. lobster $1,250 + two years' probation + prohibited from being within 20 metres of any body of water. 2016-08-22
Michel
Desgagnés
(Ragueneau)
Exceeding the daily quota for clam harvesting and possession. clam $300 2016-07-06
Gino Hovington
(Longue-Rive)
Whelk fishing without a licence. whelk $500 2016-07-05
Stéphane Roussel
(Les Bergeronnes)
Clam harvesting in an area closed due to contamination. clam $350 2016-07-05
Ghislain Boudreault (L'Anse-Saint-Jean) Recreational fishing during a closed time. groundfish $400 2016-06-20

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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