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THE QUEBEC REGION BULLETIN
JUNE - JULY 2009/VOLUME 12/NUMBER 3
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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
Normand Barriault
Les Capucins
Shellfish harvesting in a closed area and obstructing the work of officers.
$550
Nazaire Cormier
Julien Hounsell
Ken Thériault

Havre-Saint-Pierre
Obstructing the work of a fishery officer.
$500 each + 12 months’ probation with an order to be of good behaviour.
Frank Dubé
Rivière-Portneuf
Illegal landing of Atlantic halibut.
$1,000 + confiscation of $200
Léonide Francoeur
Sept-Îles
Shrimp fishing after failing to hail out within regulatory time frame.
$1,000
Guy Maloney
Mingan
Non-compliant whelk harvesting logbook.
$600
Jacques Maloney
Mingan
Snow crab fishing after failing to hail out within regulatory time frame.
$600
Yan Pouliot
Les Capucins
Shellfish harvesting in a closed area.
$200
Rosaire Ross
Matane
Possession of halibut under the minimum legal size.
$250
Daniel Scherrer
Havre-Saint-Pierre
Snow crab fishing after failing to hail out within regulatory time frame.
$1,200
VAGUE DE FOND INVESTIGATION ON TURBOT LANDING
Ghislaine Dubé
Steve Lafontaine
Suzanne Lucas
Raoul Vaillancourt

Grande-Rivière
False information reported to Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
$1,000 (G. D.); $1,000 (S. Laf.); $4,000 (S. Lucas); $4,000 (R. V.)
Alain Duguay
Mario Lelièvre
Marc-André Lemoignan

Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé
Aiding or abetting a dockside observer to report false information.
$4,000 (A. D.); $500 (M. L.); $1,000 (M.-A. L.)
Jean-Luc Hautcoeur Paul-Guy Hautcoeur Marcel Roussy
Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé
Aiding or abetting a dockside observer to report false information. False information reported to Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Non-compliance with licence conditions by failing to have all landed fish weighed.
$16,302.25 (J.-L. H.); $13,275.25 (P.-G. H.); $9,449.25 (M. R.)
Rock Lelièvre
Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé
Aiding or abetting a dockside observer to report false information. False information reported to Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
$22,000
Claude Stevens
Grande-Rivière
Aiding or abetting a dockside observer to report false information. False information reported to Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Non-compliance with licence conditions by failing to have all landed fish weighed.
$8,973.25
Serge Vallée
Grande-Rivière
Aiding or abetting a dockside observer to report false information.
$1,500

Martin Bourget
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