Convictions under the Fisheries Act, Gaspe–Lower St. Lawrence

News Release

QUEBEC ‑ Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers fined in recent months for various offences under the Fisheries Act.

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 as education and awareness activities.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $19,435. The offenders are:

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Offender

Offence

Species

Fine

Date of conviction

Stevens Annett

(Châteauguay)

Lobster fishing without a licence. Lobster fishing during a closed time.

lobster

$1,500

2017-01-30

Christof Opalka

(Mallorytown, On)

Lobster fishing without a licence. Lobster fishing during a closed time.

lobster

$1,500

2017-01-30

Jean-Claude Côté

(Rimouski)

Clam harvesting in a closed area.

clam

$300

2016-12-22

Charles Desrosiers

(Mont-Louis)

Capturing and keeping halibut during recreational groundfish harvesting when this type of fishing was prohibited.

halibut

$315

2016-12-19

Guy Minville

(Mont-Louis)

Killing two harbour seals during a personal use hunt.

harbour seal

$300

2016-12-15

Jean-François Synnett

(Sainte-Madeleine-de-la-Rivière-Madeleine)

Capturing and keeping cod during recreational groundfish harvesting when this type of fishing was prohibited.

cod

$510

2016-11-16

Reynald Synnett

(Sainte-Madeleine-de-la-Rivière-Madeleine)

Capturing and keeping cod during recreational groundfish harvesting when this type of fishing was prohibited.

cod

$510

2016-11-16

Kevin Vallée

(Sainte-Anne-des-Monts)

Illegal possession of fish during recreational groundfish harvesting.

n/a

$300

2016-11-15

Yvon Aubut

(Gaspé)

Lobster fishing without a licence. Lobster fishing during a closed time.

lobster

$1,500

2016-11-09

Pierre-Luc Caron

(Cloridorme)

Landing cod without a dockside observer.

cod

$5,000

2016-11-09

Wilfrid Dubé

(Gaspé)

Lobster fishing without a licence. Lobster fishing during a closed time.

lobster

$1,500

2016-11-09

Judes-René Fournier

(Gaspé)

Lobster fishing without a licence. Lobster fishing during a closed time.

lobster

$1,500

2016-11-09

Billy Chicoine

(Rivière-au-Renard)

Landing crabs without a dockside observer.

crab

$500

2016-11-07

David Dunn

(Rivière-au-Renard)

Landing crabs without a dockside observer.

crab

$500

2016-11-07

Stéphane Dunn

(Rivière-au-Renard)

Landing crabs without a dockside observer.

crab

$1,000

2016-11-07

Michel Fougère

(Métis-sur-Mer)

Possession of snow crab smaller than the permitted size limit.

snow crab

$300

2016-11-07

Charles-Noël Marceau

(Les Méchins)

Clam harvesting in a closed area.

clam

$300

2016-10-28

Jean-Louis Labrie

(Sainte-Anne-des-Monts)

Possession of snow crab smaller than the permitted size limit.

snow crab

$1,500

2016-10-24

Guy Émond

(Rimouski)

Clam harvesting in a closed area.

clam

$300

2016-10-05

Gilles Bérubé

(Rimouski)

Possession of clams under the minimum legal size.

clam

$300

2016-10-05

Contacts

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Regional Communications Branch

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Quebec Region
media.qc@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

418-648-5474

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