Convictions under the Fisheries Act, North Shore

News release

March 14, 2019

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 $16,700. The offenders are:


Offender Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
William Aucoin
(Les Buissons)
Failure to provide completed combined clam forms each week. Softshell $ 750 + charges 2019-02-13
Steeven Audet
(Les Buissons)
Failure to provide completed combined clam forms each week. Softshell $750 2019-02-13
Alain Bigaouette
(Chute-aux-Outardes)
Failure to provide completed combined clam forms each week. Softshell $750 2019-02-13
Dany Dufour
(Les Buissons)
Failure to provide completed combined clam forms each week. Softshell $750 2019-02-13
Mario Deroy-Ringuette
(Chute-aux-Outardes)
Failure to provide completed combined clam forms each week. Softshell $750 2019-02-13
Miguel Imbeault
(Chute-aux-Outardes)
Failure to provide completed combined clam forms each week. Softshell $750 2019-02-13
Mario Tremblay
(Chute-aux-Outardes)
Failure to provide completed combined clam forms each week. Softshell $750 2019-02-13
Pierre-André Huard
(Baie-Comeau)
Fish transportation without a permit. n/a $300 2018-12-10
Carl Boudreau
(Sept-Îles)
Fishing for lobster without a licence Lobster $1 700 2018-11-28
Marcelle Jenniss
(Sept-Îles)
Contravention of license conditions by leaving a fishing gear unattended. n/a $500 2018-11-28
Marcelle Jenniss
(Sept-Îles)
Contravention of license conditions for failing to offload entire catch. Halibut $1 500  + forfeiture of halibut ($327.50) 2018-11-28
Arnaud Landry
(Havre-Saint-Pierre)
Possession of snow crab smaller than 95 mm. Snow crab $925 2018-11-28
Gary Hovington
(Pointe-aux-Outardes)
Catch and possession of clams in a quantity greater than 300 in a single day. Softshell $300  + charges 2018-11-27
Henri Lelièvre
(Baie-Trinité)
Possession of fish for which it is difficult to identify the species. n/a $350  + charges 2018-11-27
Joel Tremblay
(Ragueneau)
Derogation of the conditions of license by not having respected the obligatory wearing of the bib. Failure to provide completed combined clam forms each week. Softshell $500  and
$750
2018-11-27
Serge Gallienne (Moisie) Possession of female rock crab and rock crab smaller than 102 mm. Rock crab $1 975 2018-11-26
Pierre Lee Genge
(Anchor Point, Newfoundland & Labrador)
Transportation of snow crab without a transport permit. Snow crab $500 2018-11-26
Danny Rioux
(Sept-Îles)
Fishing for lobster without a licence and possession of lobster claws separated from the thorax. Lobster $800 2018-11-26
Pierre-Bruno Houde
(Anse St-Jean)
Possession of fish for which it is difficult to identify the species. n/a $300  + forfeiture 2018-11-05
Dominique Tremblay
(Chicoutimi)
Possession of fish for which it is difficult to identify the species. n/a $300 2018-11-05
Rodrigue Bezeau
(Port Cartier)
Fishing for lobster without a licence Lobster $750 2018-10-09

Contacts

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

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