Offences under the Fisheries Act Gaspé and Lower St. Lawrence

News Release

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 $22,395. The offenders are:

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

Robert Parent

(Rimouski)

Violating licence conditions by fishing with untagged gillnets.

Greenland halibut

$500

13-06-17

Renaud Cloutier

(Rivière-au-Renard)

Violating licence conditions by fishing for shrimp using a non-compliant Nordmore grate.

Shrimp

$2,000

06-06-17

Oneil Bond

(Rivière-au-Renard)

Not having allowed an at-sea observer to take samples of shrimp and herring.

Shrimp and herring

$2,000

20-04-17

Jacques Béchard

(Sainte-Anne-des-Monts)

Violating licence conditions for cod fishing by harvesting and keeping more than the amount authorized in one day. Purchase, sale or possession of Atlantic cod. Possession of a herring.

Cod, atlantic cod and herring

$2,595

03-04-17

Mathieu Girard

(Gaspé)

Snow crab fishing with two traps with no biodegradable mechanism. On six occasions, fishing for sea cucumbers in prohibited areas. Failure to hail out 12 hours before departure. On four occasions, listing false information on catches in his logbook.

Snow crab and sea cucumber

$15,000

20-03-17

Harold Côté

(Rimouski)

Harvesting of softshell clams under the permitted size of 51 mm.

Softshell clams

$300

10-03-17

Contacts

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Direction régionale des communications

Pêches et Océans Canada

Région du Québec
media.qc@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

418-648-5474

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