Convictions under the Fisheries Act, Magdalen Islands
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.
|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.
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