Convictions under the Fisheries Act Gaspé and Lower St. Lawrence

News release

April 12, 2019

Québec, Quebec — Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers fined in recent months for various offences under the Fisheries Act.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $24 950.

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.


Convictions under the Fisheries Act Gaspé and Lower St. Lawrence
Offender Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Éric Cloutier
(Percé)
Failure to complete the electronic logbook and ensure that the data is complete and closed prior to the landing with its lobster at the end of the fishing trip Lobster $750 2019-01-23
Yvon Roussy
(Port-Daniel-Gascon)
Failure to make the necessary arrangements to ship an observer at sea on the date, time and place specified in the Atlantic Halibut fishing expedition Atlantic Halibut $750 2019-01-17
Dominic Boucher
(Bonaventure)

Illegally fishing lobster in a closed fishing area

Possession of a lobster whose length was less than 82.55 mm

Lobster $1,500 and confiscation of seized objects 2018-12-07
Danny Lepage
(Saint-Siméon)

Illegally fishing lobster in a closed fishing area

Possession of berried females
Possession of a lobster whose length was less than 82.55 mm

Lobster $3,000 and confiscation of seized objects 2018-12-07
Steves Lepage
(Saint-Siméon)

Illegally fishing lobster in a closed fishing area

Possession of berried females

Lobster $3,000 and confiscation of seized objects 2018-12-07
Guylain Deraspe
(St-Godefroi)

Omitted to have his mackerel license with him and present it on request to Fishery Officers

Failure to provide the information required by a call to a dockside company prior to arrival at the wharf (mackerel)

Failure to complete logbook during mackerel fishing expedition prior to arriving at a port

Mackerel $1,250 2018-12-05
Guylain Deraspe
(St-Godefroi)

Failure to complete the logbook during mackerel and herring fishing expeditions before arriving at a port

Failure to forward combined forms truthfully completed to the Fisheries and Oceans Canada office following herring and mackerel landings

Herring
Mackerel
$3,000 2018-12-05
Ronald Glazer
(Maria)
Collecting shellfish in a closed area (recreational fishing) Shellfish $300  and confiscation of seized objects 2018-12-05
Denis Lavallée
(Newport)
Collecting shellfish in a closed area (recreational fishing) Shellfish $300  and confiscation of seized objects 2018-12-05
Vinciane Thienpont de Coster
(Victoriaville)
Collecting shellfish in a closed area (recreational fishing) Shellfish $300 and confiscation of seized objects 2018-12-05
Tommy Hautcoeur
(Ste-Thérèse-de-Gaspé)
Possession of snow crab less than 95 mm in size Snow Crab $900 2018-10-17
Tommy Hautcoeur
(Ste-Thérèse-de-Gaspé)
Fishing Atlantic halibut in a closed area without license conditions Atlantic Halibut $2,500  and confiscation of the proceeds of the sale of the seized fish. 2018-10-17
Irvin Jones
(Grande-Rivière)

Fishing for snow crab in a closed quadrilateral

Fishing for snow crab in the closed area of ​​the Irving Whale

Snow Crab $3,000 and confiscation of seized objects 2018-10-17
Christian Lelièvre
(Grande-Rivière)
Possession of snow crab less than 95 mm in size

Snow Crab

$900 2018-10-17
Steve Duguay
(Chandler)

Failure to provide the information required by a call to a dockside company prior to arrival at a port (mackerel)

Failure to send truthfully completed combined forms to the Fisheries and Oceans Canada office

Mackerel $3,500 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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