News Release Article from  Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Convictions Under the Fisheries Act, Gaspe

January 27, 2017

QUEBEC ‑ Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers fined in December, 2016, for various offences under the Fisheries Act.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $6,350. The offenders are:

OffenderOffenceSpeciesFineDate of conviction
Martial Leblanc Harvesting shellfish in a closed area. Violation of the regulation prohibiting the fishing of clams more than one half hour after sunset. shellfish and clam $600 2016-12-09
(Saint-Omer)
Bruno Savoie Harvesting shellfish in a closed area. Violation of the regulation prohibiting the fishing of clams more than one half hour after sunset. shellfish and clam $600 +  2016-12-09
(Nouvelle) confiscation of seized items.
Nelson Arsenault Harvesting shellfish in a closed area. shellfish $300 + confiscation of seized items. 2016-12-07
(Lac-Mégantic)
Stéphane Grenier Illegal holding of lobsters in retaining ponds without a permit. lobster $750  + + forfeiture of seized items + forfeiture of seized lobsters valued at $750.01. 2016-12-07
(Hope Town)
Nicolas Morin Harvesting shellfish in a closed area. shellfish $300 + confiscation of seized items. 2016-12-07
(New Richmond)
Isabelle Paulin Harvesting shellfish in a closed area. shellfish $600 +  2016-12-07
(Saint-Elzéar) Possession of clams smaller than the permitted size of 51 mm. confiscation of seized items.
Stevens Roussy Possession of mackerel smaller than the permitted size of 26.3 cm. mackerel $1,500 $ + forfeiture of seized mackerel. 2016-12-07
(Gascons)
Jean-Charles Arsenault Harvesting shellfish in a closed area. shellfish $300 + confiscation of seized items. 2016-12-06
(Bonaventure)
Jean-Marc Gallagher Harvesting shellfish in a closed area. shellfish $300 + confiscation of seized items. 2016-12-06
(Saint-Siméon)
Gilbert Poirier Harvesting shellfish in a closed area. shellfish $300 + confiscation of seized items. 2016-12-06
(Saint-Elzéar)
Ghislain Roberge Harvesting shellfish in a closed area. shellfish $800 + forfeiture of seized items + prohibited from fishing and/or going onto the flats for a period of two years. 2016-12-06
(Bonaventure)

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 education and awareness activities.

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