Fisheries and Oceans Canada



Fisheries and Oceans Canada

March 28, 2013 14:38 ET

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act, North Shore Area

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 Offence Fine
François Girouard
(Sept-Îles)
Gino Paradis
(Mont-Joli)
Fishing for lobster without a licence. $750 + forfeiture of seized goods. (F. G.)
$1,500 + forfeiture of seized goods. (G. P.)
Gaétan Haché
(Shippagan, N.-B.)
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.

The Government of Canada remains focused on four priorities, as outlined by the Prime Minister, that Canadians care most about: their families, the safety of our streets and communities, their pride in being a citizen of this country, and of course, their personal financial security.

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Contact Information

  • Martin Bourget
    Communications Advisor
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Québec, Quebec
    418-648-7893