Convictions under the Fisheries Act, Magdalen Islands

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QUÉBEC ‑ Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers fined in April 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 offenders total $6,350. The offenders are:

Offender Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Jean-François Aucoin Possession of 65 small mackerel under the legal size limit of 26.3 cm. mackerel $500 2017-04-05
Hermel Cyr Failure to complete several lobster fishing logbooks truthfully, in accordance with the instructions set out in his logbook. lobster $1,250 2017-04-05
Dominic Éloquin Possession of 36 small spider crabs under the legal size limit of 60 mm. Possession of 19 female spider crabs. spider crab $1,600 2017-04-05
Denis G. Cyr Possession of 17 small rock crabs under the legal size limit of 102 mm. Failure to keep a truthful report of rock crab catches in his logbook. Possession of a female rock crab. rock crab $1,500 2017-04-05
Pierre-Paul Martinet Lobster fishing during a closed time. Possession of claws separated from the lobster's shell. lobster $1,500 2017-04-05


Regional Communications Branch
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Quebec Region

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