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 November 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 $16,650. The offenders are:



Offender Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Gérald A. Cyr Non-compliance with lobster licence conditions (began fishing before 5:00 am).
Failure to complete his tag logbook.
Lobster $1,750 2017-11-22
Jean-François Bénard Fishing lobster with two traps without valid tags. Lobster $1,500 2017-11-22
Marcel Boudreau Possession of more than 300 softshell clams. Softshell $300 2017-11-22
Todd Burke Fishing lobster with traps without valid tags. Lobster $1,500 2017-11-22
Damien Clarke Permitting another fisher to use his vessel without authorization from the Department during the lobster fishery. Lobster $1,000 2017-11-22
Réal Éloquin Non-compliance with lobster licence conditions (began fishing before 5:00 a.m.). Lobster $750 2017-11-22
Mario Gaudet Possession of 19 rock crabs under the minimum legal size of 102 mm. Rock Crab $500 2017-11-22
Michael Langford Possession of an egg-bearing female. Lobster $1,000 2017-11-22
Dany Leblanc Poaching lobster in a lagoon. Poaching lobster during a closed time. Lobster $1,500 2017-11-22
Dany Longuépée Possession of 21 flounders under the minimum legal size. American Plaice $350 2017-11-22
Charles Poirier Possession of an egg-bearing female. Lobster $1,000 2017-11-22
Luc Thériault Possession of three lobsters under the minimum legal size. Lobster $750 2017-11-22
Evan Turnbull Possession of 12 spider crabs and 27 female spider crabs, during a whelk fishing trip. Spider crab $2,000 2017-11-22
Jason WT Clarke Failure to complete his tag logbook.
Use of lobster traps not equipped with an exit panel.
Lobster $2,750 2017-11-22

Contacts

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

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