Offences under the Fisheries Act, Gaspé and Lower St. Lawrence

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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 $30,800. The offenders are:



Offender Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Rémi Marin
(Saint-Arthur, NB)
Harvesting softshell clams in a closed area. Softshell $300 + confiscation of seized goods. 2017-10-02
Blayze Isaac
(Restigouche)
Fishing snow crab in a closed grid. Failure to update an accurate logbook of snow crab catches. Snow crab $2,500 2017-09-20
Stéphane Bossé
(Saint-Elzéar-de-Bonaventure)
Possession of softshell clams smaller than the minimum legal size of 51 mm (recreational fishing). Softshell $300 + confiscation of seized fish 2017-09-19
Pascal Ferlatte
(Saint-Elzéar-de-Bonaventure)
Possession of softshell clams smaller than the minimum legal size of 51 mm (recreational fishing). Softshell $300 + confiscation of seized fish 2017-09-19
Marc-Olivier Poirier
(Saint-Elzéar-de-Bonaventure)
Harvesting shellfish in a closed area. Shellfish $300 2017-09-19
Mario Syvrais
(Port-Daniel)
Fishing snow crab in a closed grid. Snow crab $2,000 2017-09-18
Tommy Hautcoeur
(Sainte-Thérèse-de Gaspé)
Possession, on board, of gillnets for herring fishing without a valid tag. Herring $2,000 2017-08-25
Tommy Hautcoeur
(Sainte-Thérèse-de Gaspé)
Failure to send electronic logbook to Fisheries and Oceans Canada for every lobster fishing trip in 2016. Lobster $1,500 + suspension of licence for three fishing days in 2018. 2017-08-25
Tommy Hautcoeur
(Sainte-Thérèse-de Gaspé)
Possession of a notched female lobster. Lobster $2,000 + suspension of licence for three fishing days in 2018. 2017-08-25
Guy Duguay
(Rimouski)
Possession of cod while fishing snow crab. Cod $1,250 2017-08-24
René Durette
(New Richmond)
Harvesting shellfish in a closed area (recreational fishing). Shelfish $400 + confiscation of seized goods. 2017-08-21
Charles-Nicolas Landry
(Saint-Omer)
Harvesting shellfish in a closed area (recreational fishing). Shelfish $300 + confiscation of seized goods. 2017-08-21
Jacques Leclerc
(Carleton)
Harvesting softshell clams in a closed area. Possession of softshell clams smaller than the minimum legal size of 51 mm. Softshell $900 + confiscation of seized goods. 2017-08-21
Gilles Lepage
(Val-d’Amour, N.B.)
Harvesting shellfish in a closed area (recreational fishing). Shelfish $600 + confiscation of seized goods. 2017-08-21
Albert Wilmott
(Restigouche)
Fishing snow crab in a closed grid. Snow crab $3,500 2017-08-21
Dave Vallée
(Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé)
Fishing for cod during a closed time (recreational fishing). Cod $300 + confiscation of seized fish. 2017-06-05
Roger Albert
(Caraquet, NB)
Fishing snow crab with a non-functional Vessel Monitoring System (VMS). Snow crab $1,500 2017-03-21
Christopher Wilmott
(Restigouche)
Possession of rock crab of less than 102 mm. Rock crab $350 + confiscation of seized goods. 2017-03-17
Sylvain Arsenault
(Bonaventure)
Fishing for lobster in a fishing area during closed time. Lobster $5,000 2017-03-08
Sylvain Babin
(Bonaventure)
Fishing for lobster in a fishing area during closed time. Lobster $5,000 2017-03-08
Jeffrey Vautier
(Shigawake)
Failure to maintain a minimum clearance of 5 m while fishing for winter flounder with a gillnet. Winter Flounder $500 2017-03-07

Contacts

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

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