Convictions under the Fisheries Act Gaspé and lower St. Lawrence

News release

Quebec, 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 $20 510. The offenders are:



Contrevenant

Infraction

Espèce

Amende

Date de condamnation

André-Albert Dupuis
(Ste-Anne-des-Monts)

Catch and possession of more than the allowable amount of cod in one day during the recreational groundfish fishery.

Cod

$870

2019-02-06

Richard Arrelle
(St-Roch-de-l’Achigan)

Catch and possession of more than the allowable amount of cod in one day during the recreational groundfish fishery.

Cod

$870

2019-02-06

Dany Daraîche (Cap Chat)

Catch and possession of more than the allowable amount of cod in one day during the recreational groundfish fishery.

Cod

$1 650

2019-02-06

André Sarrasin
(St-Roch-de-l’Achigan)

Catch and possession of more than the allowable amount of cod in one day during the recreational groundfish fishery.

Cod

$870

2019-02-06

Jean-Paul Sohier (Marsoui)

Catch and possession of more than the allowable amount of cod in one day during the recreational groundfish fishery.

Cod

$825

2019-02-06

Richard Tanguay (Ste-Anne-des-Monts)

Shellfish harvesting in a closed area.

Shellfish

$300

2019-02-06

Jean-Guy Cassivi (Cap-aux-Os)

Derogation from the conditions of his lobster license by having ropes floating on the surface.

 

Lobster

$1 600 and 2 days of fishing license suspension at the beginning of the 2019 season

 

2019-01-24

Jean-Guy Cassivi (Cap-aux-Os)

Derogation from the conditions of his lobster license for failing to maintain his tag record

 

Lobster

$1 000

2019-01-24

Serge Cloutier (Rose Bridge)

Derogation from the conditions of his lobster license by having ropes floating on the surface.

 

Lobster

$1 500

2019-01-24

Jeannot Denis (Rivière-au-Renard)

Possession of snow crab under the legal size limit.

Snow Crab

$2 525

2019-01-24

Charles Element (Cap-des-Rosiers)

Derogation from the conditions of his lobster license by having ropes floating on the surface.

Lobster

$1 500

2019-01-24

Jacques Huet (Cloridorme)

Derogation from the conditions of his shrimp fishing license by landing fish without the presence of a dockside observer.

 

Shrimp

$2000

2019-01-24

Jacques Huet (Cloridorme)

Derogation from the conditions of his shrimp fishing license for failing to record bycatch in his logbook.

 

Shrimp

$500

2019-01-24

Jacques Huet (Cloridorme)

Derogation from the conditions of his shrimp license for having processed fish to such an extent that it is difficult to determine the size.

 

Shrimp

$2 000

2019-01-24

Norbert Bond (St-Georges-de-Malbaie)

Fished snow crab in a closed area.

 

Snow Crab

$1 500

2018-10-15

Dylan Leggo (Douglastown)

Fished snow crab in a closed area.

 

Snow Crab

$1 000

2018-10-15

Contacts

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

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