QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 20, 2012) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers from the North Shore and Saguenay areas fined in June 2012 for various offences under the Fisheries Act.
The fines imposed on the offenders total $1,450. In addition, one of the fishers had three whelk pots confiscated. The offenders are:
|Offender and home
|Fishing for whelks without a licence.
||$500 + confiscation of three whelk pots.
|Possession of fish from the Saguenay River recreational groundfish fishery processed to the point where it is difficult to determine their species.
||$150 (M. B.)
|Exceeding the weekly limit of five fish for the Saguenay River recreational groundfish fishery.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada has a mandate to protect and conserve marine resources and to prosecute offenders under the Fisheries Act. To report a poacher, dial 1-800-463-9057. All calls are anonymous and confidential.
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