Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

December 21, 2016 12:07 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act, North Shore

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Dec. 21, 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 $39,425. The offenders are:

Offender Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Jean-Yves Noël
(Sept-Îles)
Non-compliance with snow crab licence conditions. snow crab $3,000 2016-11-24
Jeff Vollant
(Sept-Îles)
Hails not compliant with licence conditions. snow crab $625 2016-11-24
Jeff Vollant
(Sept-Îles)
Hails not compliant with licence conditions. snow crab $2,625 2016-11-24
Dominic Bisson
(Sept-Îles)
Lobster fishing without a licence.
Possession of lobsters smaller than the permitted size of 83 mm.
lobster $1,500 2016-11-21
Gérald Dugas
(Sept-Îles)
Lobster fishing without a licence. lobster $1,500 2016-11-21
Jean-Pierre Élément
(Sept-Îles)
Shrimp fishing in a closed grid. shrimp $1,500 2016-11-21
Bertrand Monger
(Natashquan)
Possession of Atlantic halibut smaller than the permitted size of 85 cm. Atlantic halibut $500 2016-11-21
Larry Bond
(Port-Menier)
Lobster fishing without a licence.
Obstructing the work of a fishery officer.
lobster $2,000 2016-10-20
Bertin Landry
(Havre-Saint-Pierre)
Possession of lobsters smaller than the permitted size of 83 mm.
Possession of egg-bearing female lobsters.
lobster $4,000 2016-10-20
Bertin Landry
(Havre-Saint-Pierre)
Non-compliance with conditions of lobster fishing licence by using traps with non-regulation escape vents. lobster $250 2016-10-20
Gilles Lemieux
(Port-Menier)
Lobster fishing without a licence.
Obstructing the work of a fishery officer.
lobster $2,000 2016-10-20
Daniel Scherrer
(Havre-Saint-Pierre)
Possession of snow crab smaller than the permitted size of 95 mm. snow crab $700 2016-10-20
Yves Barriault
(Havre-Saint-Pierre)
Whelk fishing using traps without valid tags. whelk $400 2016-10-19
Yannick Blaisck
(Aguanish)
Fishing without replacement authorization. lobster $1,200 2016-10-19
Keven Boudreau
(Havre-Saint-Pierre)
Lobster fishing without a licence. lobster $750 2016-10-19
Réal Boudreau
(Havre-Saint-Pierre)
Possession of lobsters smaller than the permitted size of 83 mm.
Possession of egg-bearing female lobsters.
lobster $3,675 2016-10-19
Marius Chevarie
(Aguanish)
Fishing without replacement authorization. lobster $800 2016-10-19
Gérard Cyr
(Havre-Saint-Pierre)
Lobster fishing without a licence.
Possession of lobsters smaller than the permitted size of 83 mm.
lobster $1,725 2016-10-19
Régis Duguay
(Havre-Saint-Pierre)
Lobster fishing without a licence.
Possession of lobsters smaller than the permitted size of 83 mm.
lobster $2,850 2016-10-19
Pierre Vigneault
(Havre-Saint-Pierre)
Lobster fishing without a licence. lobster $1,125 + confiscation of a boat worth more than $15,000 used to commit the offence. 2016-10-19
Jean-Marie Duguay
(Havre-Saint-Pierre)
Exceeding the daily quota for clam possession. clam $500 2016-10-19
Carol Jomphe
(Havre-Saint-Pierre)
Clam harvesting in a closed area. clam $200 2016-10-19
Martin Noël
(Havre-Saint-Pierre)
Lobster fishing without a licence.
Obstructing the work of a fishery officer.
lobster $1,750 2016-10-19
André Richard
(Havre-Saint-Pierre)
Lobster fishing without a licence.
Possession of egg-bearing female lobsters.
lobster $1,750 2016-10-19
Adrien Therriault
(Havre-Saint-Pierre)
Possession of lobsters smaller than the permitted size of 83 mm.
Possession of egg-bearing female lobsters
lobster $2,500 2016-10-19

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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