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.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $6,600.

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.

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Offender

Offence

Species

Fine

Date of conviction

Lucas Deraspe

(Havre-Saint-Pierre)

Non-compliance with lobster licence conditions. Failure to have lobster licence in his possession. Failure to complete logbook.

lobster

$750

2017-04-04

Mario Gauthier

(Sept-Îles)

Lobster fishing without a licence. Lobster fishing during a closed time. Possession of one lobster under 83 mm.

lobster

$1,500 + forfeiture of seized goods

2017-03-29

Nicole Misson

(Sept-Îles)

Lobster fishing without a licence. Fishing rock crab without a licence.

lobster and rock crab

$1,500 + forfeiture of seized goods

2017-03-29

Zack Bellefleur

(Sept-Îles)

Possession of snow crab of less than 95 mm.

snow crab

$1,850

2017-03-27

Denis Dionne

(Port-Cartier)

Lobster fishing without a licence. Possession of an egg-bearing female.

lobster

$1,000

2017-03-27

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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