Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

July 17, 2007 16:57 ET

Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Convictions Under the Fisheries Act

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - July 17, 2007) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers fined for various offences under the Fisheries Act in June.

The total amount of fines assessed on fishers in the Magdalen Islands, Gaspe-Lower St.Lawrence and North Shore marine sectors come to $4,900. In addition to being fined, an offender had his boat, valued at $25,000, seized, while another offender will be on probation for one year. Some gear and other goods used in fishing activities were also seized and the proceeds from the sale of the illegally caught fish forfeited.

In the Magdalen Islands, fines totalling $2,000 were assessed on offenders under the Fisheries Act. In the Gaspe-Lower St. Lawrence Area, the total amount of fines was $1,000. Lastly, on the North Shore, a total of $1,900 in fines were handed down to offenders. The fines ranged from $100 to $1,500 for offences involving illegal fishing, fishing without a licence, non-compliance with licence conditions, refusing to hand in his/her logbook to fishery officers and obstructing fishery officers in the performance of their duties.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is mandated to protect and conserve marine resources and is ever alert for any poaching of marine resources.

An appendix for details of convictions is available at the following address: http://www.ccnmatthews.com/docs/app0717.pdf

Contact Information

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec city, Quebec
    Martin Bourget
    Communications Officer
    418-648-7893