Convictions under the Fisheries Act, Magdalen Islands

News Release

QUÉBEC ‑ Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers fined in January 2017 for violations of 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 Magdalen Islands offenders total $22,050. The offenders are:

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Offender

Offence

Species

Fine

Date of conviction

Kaven Aucoin

Failure to complete tag logbook attached to the lobster fishery licence conditions.

lobster

$1,000

2017-01-25

Stéphane Aucoin

Possession of 52 Atlantic surf clams under the legal size limit of 90 mm.

Atlantic surf clams

$400

2017-01-25

Mario Bénard

Failure to complete lobster fishing logbook.

lobster

$250

2017-01-25

David Burke

Possession of an egg-bearing female lobster.

lobster

$1,000

2017-01-25

Jeffry Burke

Failure to complete the halibut fishing logbook.

halibut

$250

2017-01-25

Ricky Burke

Possession of eight small lobsters under the legal size limit of 83 mm.

lobster

$1,000

2017-01-25

Ricky Burke

Possession of an egg-bearing female lobster.

lobster

$1,000

2017-01-25

Alan Clarke

Possession of three small lobsters under the legal size limit of 83 mm.

lobster

$800

2017-01-25

Jason Clarke

Fishing lobster with two untagged traps.

lobster

$1,500

2017-01-25

Jason Clarke

Failure to complete tag logbook attached to the lobster fishery licence conditions.

lobster

$1,000

2017-01-25

Jason Clarke

Lobster fishing using five traps without escape mechanisms.

lobster

$1,500

2017-01-25

Albert Cyr

Harvesting shellfish in a contaminated area.

shellfish

$400

2017-01-25

Denis A. Cyr

Failure to have licence and licence conditions on board during a groundfish harvesting expedition.

groundfish

$500

2017-01-25

Denis A. Cyr

Possession of 68 small winter flounder under the permitted size of 25 cm.

winter flounder

$1,000

2017-01-25

Luc Deveau

Possession of 32 small rock crabs under the legal size limit of 102 mm.

rock crab

$1,000

2017-01-25

Luc Deveau

Possession of 17 female rock crabs.

rock crab

$1,000

2017-01-25

Marcel Dickson

Failure to complete tag logbook attached to the lobster fishery licence conditions.

lobster

$1,000

2017-01-25

Bertand Duclos

Lobster fishing without a licence and valid conditions.

lobster

$750 + confiscation of $2,484.30 from the sale of lobsters.

2017-01-25

Alphé Leblanc

Possession of 17 small winter flounder under the permitted size of 25 cm.

winter flounder

$500

2017-01-25

Léon Leblanc

Possession of 36 clams under the permitted size of 51 mm.

clam

$400

2017-01-25

Mathieu Leblanc

Possession of 19 Atlantic surf clams under the permitted size of 90 mm.

Atlantic surf clams

$400

2017-01-25

Yves Molaison

Possession of 40 Atlantic surf clams under the permitted size of 90 cm.

Atlantic surf clams

$400

2017-01-25

Philippe Richard

Lobster fishing using traps without escape mechanisms.

lobster

$500

2017-01-25

Philippe Richard

Lobster fishing with untagged traps.

lobster

$1,000 + a three-day licence suspension.

2017-01-25

Philippe Richard

Failure to complete tag logbook attached to the lobster fishery licence conditions.

lobster

$1,000

2017-01-25

Philippe Richard

Lobster fishing with traps more than once per day.

lobster

$1,000 + a five-day licence suspension.

2017-01-25

Philippe Richard

Lobster fishing using more traps than the number authorized in the licence conditions.

lobster

$1,000 + a five-day licence suspension.

2017-01-25

Donald F. Poirier

Failure to properly complete the lobster fishing logbook.

lobster

$250

2017-01-25

Vincent Turbide

Possession of a halibut smaller than the permitted size of 85 cm.

halibut

$250

2017-01-25

Contacts

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Regional Communications Branch

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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

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