QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - March 28, 2013) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishermen fined in February 2013 for offences under the Fisheries Act.
The fines imposed on the offenders total $5,250. In addition, the offenders forfeited the seized goods or illegal gear used, while one had the value of the seized fish ($315) confiscated. The offenders are:
|Offender and home
|Fishing for lobster without a licence.
||$750 + forfeiture of seized goods. (F. G.)
$1,500 + forfeiture of seized goods. (G. P.)
|Shrimp fishing using illegal gear.
||$3,000 + confiscation of value of seized fish ($315) + forfeiture of gear.
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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