Convictions under the Fisheries Act, North Shore

News Release

QUÉBEC ‑ 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 $7,000. The offenders are:

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Offender

Offence

Species

Fine

Date of conviction

Olivier Bouchard (Laterrière)

Crab fishing without a licence.

crab

$200

2017-01-13

Sébastien Bouchard

(Jonquière)

Crab fishing without a licence.

crab

$200

2017-01-13

Patrick Gagnon

(Baie-Comeau)

Whelk fishing without a licence.

whelk

$300

2016-11-28

Robin Jean

(Portneuf-sur-Mer)

Clam harvesting in a closed area.

clam

$500

2016-11-28

Jean-Marc Ouelette

(Longue-Rive)

Whelk fishing without a licence.

whelk

$300

2016-11-28

Isabelle Morneau

(Baie-Comeau)

Whelk fishing without a licence.

whelk

$300

2016-11-28

Bertrand Desbois

(Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé)

Giving another person permission to use one's shrimp fishing licence.

shrimp

$2,000

2016-11-15

Gino Gauthier

(Chute-aux-Outardes)

Exceeding the daily quota for clam harvesting.

clam

$300

2016-11-15

Aurèle Cauchon

(Alma)

Recreational groundfish harvesting during a closed time.

groundfish

$300

2016-10-26

Denise Gervais-Cauchon

(Alma)

Recreational groundfish harvesting during a closed time.

groundfish

$300

2016-10-26

Patrice Pelletier

(Chute-aux-Outardes)

Providing clam fishing documents containing false or misleading information.

clam

$1,500

2016-10-20

Mario Simard

(Saint-Fulgence)

Recreational groundfish harvesting during a closed time.

groundfish

$400

2016-10-26

Jean-Denis Tremblay

(Saint-Fulgence)

Recreational groundfish harvesting during a closed time.

groundfish

$400

2016-10-26

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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