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THE QUEBEC REGION BULLETIN
FEBRUARY - MARCH 2010/VOLUME 13/NUMBER 1
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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
Oneil Bond
Rivière-au-Renard
Hail not compliant with licence conditions.
$1,500
Pierrot Bouchard
Les Escoumins
Clam harvesting in a closed area.
$300
Israel Boudreau
Magdalen Islands
Possession of egg-bearing female lobsters.
$1,500
Gérald Carrier
Grosses-Roches
Fishing for groundfish using nets with a mesh size under the legal limit.
$200
Carl Chevarie
Havre-Saint-Pierre
Fishing for scallops with a malfunctioning Vessel Monitoring System. Exceeding the number of fishing days.
$1,500 + confiscation of scallops worth $750
Jean-François Cyr
Jean-Charles Thériault

Magdalen Islands
Possession of lobster under the minimum legal size.
$500 (J.-F. Cyr) $1,500 (J.-C. Thériault)
Marius Doucet
Rimouski
Non-compliance with 2009 whelk licence conditions by keeping whelks under the legal size of 70 mm.
$400
Lisa Dumont
Trois-Pistoles
Possession of whelks under the minimum legal size.
$1,500
Normand Dupuis
Saint-François-de-Pabos
Possession of an egg-bearing female lobster and of a mutilated female lobster.
$1,000
Clyde Fequet
Old Fort
Recreational fishing for cod during a closed time. Exceeding the daily quota for cod in the recreational fishery.
$250 each
Claude Gionest
Pabos Mills
Hail-out not compliant with licence conditions.
$1,500
Nelson Langford
Magdalen Islands
Failure to bleed seals for one minute before skinning.
$250
Edwin Quinn
Magdalen Islands
Fishing Atlantic halibut during closed time.
$1,000
Rosaire Richard
Magdalen Islands
Failure to palpate a seal’s cranium to confirm that it has been crushed.
$500
Guy Thibault
Havre-Saint-Pierre
Failure to hail out before 8:00 pm the day before a snow crab fishing trip.
Non-compliance with licence conditions by failing to have all the landed crab weighed.
$575 + $1,400
Benoît Tremblay
Forestville
Possession of softshell clams smaller than the minimum legal size of 51 mm.
$400

Martin Bourget
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