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 $4,750. The offenders are:



Offender Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Neal Jones
(Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon)
Failure to hail out while halibut fishing. Halibut $1,000 2017-08-30
Clyde Lavallée
(Saint-Augustin)
Exceeded the authorized limit for cod (recreational fishing). Cod $500 2017-08-30
Willie Lavallée
(Saint-Augustin)
Exceeded the authorized limit for cod (recreational fishing). Cod $500 2017-08-30
Willie Woodland
(Old Fort Bay)
Lobster fishing without a licence. Lobster fishing during a closed time. Lobster $750 2017-08-29
Danny McCormick
(Sept-Îles)
Lobster fishing without a licence. Lobster fishing during a closed time. Lobster $2,000 + Prohibited from coming within less than 20 m of any body of water for the next three years. 2017-06-20

Contacts

Regional Communications Branch
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Quebec Region
media.qc@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
418-648-5474

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