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THE QUEBEC REGION BULLETIN
AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2009/VOLUME 12/NUMBER 4
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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
Yvon Chevarie
Havre-aux-Maisons
Non-compliance with lobster licence conditions by starting activities before 5:00 am.
$750
Arnaud Landry
Havre-Saint-Pierre

Failure to properly complete the snow crab fishery logbook for the 2008 season.

$1,000


Fishing for scallops without activating the Vessel Monitoring System during three fishing trips.

Total fines of $1,700 + suspension of scallop licence for the period from July 15 to October 30, 2009
Aubré Wellington Leclerc
Longue-Rive
Possession of softshell clams smaller than the minimum legal size of 51 mm.
$200
Marcel Mathurin
Anse-à-Valleau
Fishing without authorization. Use of a net without a valid label. Use of nets with a mesh size under the legal limit.
$2,500
VAGUE DE FOND INVESTIGATION ON TURBOT LANDING
Marcel Roy
Cloridorme
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.
$7,800

Martin Bourget
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