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

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QUEBEC ‑ Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers fined in January 2017 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 $3,225. The offenders are:

Offender Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Pascal Blais
Fishing for cod during a closed time. cod $375 + confiscation of seized fish 30-01-17
Brian Lecouter
(Miscou, N.B.)
Fishing for herring without gear tags. herring $750 30-01-17
Sylvain Matton
Harvesting shellfish in a closed area shellfish $300 30-01-17
Gilles Méthot
Lobster fishing without a licence. Lobster fishing during a closed time. lobster $1,500 30-01-17
Jean-Yves Méthot
Non-compliant Vessel Registration Number (VRN) lobster $300 30-01-17


Regional Communications Branch
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Quebec Region

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