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THE QUEBEC REGION BULLETIN
APRIL - MAY 2009/VOLUME 12/NUMBER 2
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CONVICTIONS FOR
FISHERIES ACT VIOLATIONS

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Quebec Region, has released the names of fishermen who have received fines for violations of the Fisheries Act. DFO continues to strictly enforce its zero tolerance policy for offenders. The Department has a mandate to protect and conserve fishery resources and is ever vigilant in its efforts to prevent poaching of marine resources. Fisheries and Oceans Canada encourages the public to report poaching incidents by calling 1-800-463-9057. All calls are confidential.

OFFENDER/ RESIDENCE OFFENCE/FINE
Armand Anderson
Tête-à-la-Baleine
Crab fishing without a licence and during a closed time.
$1,000
Réal Bond
Rivière-au-Renard
Failure to hail out 12 hours before sailing.
$1,000
Rémi Bouchard
Godbout
Landing and possession of 74 groundfish over the maximum permitted number for one day of recreational fishing.
$300
Paul Chiasson
Étang-du-Nord
Non-compliance with lobster licence conditions (began fishing before 5:00 am).
$750
Alex Clarke
Grosse-Île
Fishing for lobster without a licence, during a closed time and in a lagoon on the Magdalen Islands.
$2,250 + with a ban on being in a lagoon for the next three years, except to fish aboard the Going Gray II.
Marty Clarke
Grosse-Île
Fishing for lobster without a licence, during a closed time and in a lagoon on the Magdalen Islands.
$2,250 + with a ban on being in a lagoon for the next three years.
Ronnie Condo
Maria
Shellfish harvesting in a closed area.
$300
Arnold Cotton
Barachois (Percé)
Shellfish harvesting in a closed area.
$300
Gerry Dubé
Grande-Rivière
Possession of undersized lobster.
$500
Lisa Dumont
Trois-Pistoles
Possession of undersized whelks.
$800
Ivan Etheridge
Brador
Use of a fishing vessel for crab fishing by a person whose name is not on the licence.
$300
Andrew Fequet
Old Fort
Non-compliance with lobster licence conditions for 2007 by having in his possession three lobsters under the minimum legal size of 82 mm.
$500
André Grenier
Saint-Godefroi
Fishing for lobster using traps without valid tags. Fishing for lobster with more than 235 traps.
$700
Barry Hart
Brador
Allowing a third party to use his crab licence without replacement authorization.
$300
Patsy Jérôme
Maria
Shellfish harvesting in a closed area.
$300
Jean-Richard Joncas
Blanc-Sablon
Use of a fishing vessel to fish for cod without his name appearing on the licence.
$300
Neil Jones
Blanc-Sablon
Use of a fishing vessel to fish for cod without his name appearing on the licence.
$300
Raymond Mansbridge
Mutton Bay
Non-compliance with lobster licence conditions by having in his possession 47 lobsters under the minimum legal size of 82 mm and four egg-bearing female lobsters.
$5,000
Ryan Martin Minor
Maria
Shellfish harvesting in a closed area.
$300
Sonya Monger
Tête-à-la-Baleine
Crab fishing without a licence and during a closed time.
$1,000
Daniel Osbourne
Chevery
Non-compliance with bait licence conditions by setting his net less than one fathom below the surface of the water.
$300
Robert Parent
Le Bic
Failure to hail in as required by licence conditions.
$1,000
Charles Quessy
Baie-Comeau
Clam harvesting in a closed area.
$300
Aaron Rowsell
Harrington Harbour
Lobster fishing without a licence and during a closed time.
$750

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