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THE QUEBEC REGION BULLETIN
APRIL - MAY 2010/VOLUME 13/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
Robin Anctil
Kamouraska
Permitting another fisher to use his vessel without authorization during the herring fishery.
$500
Émile Arseneau
Îles-de-la-Madeleine
During the 2009 seal hunt, failure to sever the two axillary arteries of seals.
$500
Jacques Beaudoin
Blanc-Sablon
Robert Fequet
Vieux-Fort
Fishing for cod during a closed time.
$500 (J. Beaudoin), $250 (R. Fequet)
Germain Cyr
Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Possessing lobsters smaller than the minimum size and possessing berried females.
$4,500 + suspension of licence for the first 4 days of the 2010 season
Michael Driscoll
Saint-Augustin
Possessing lobsters smaller than the minimum size.
$500
Roy Griffin
Rivière-Saint-Paul
Failing to comply with the conditions of his cod licence for the 2008 season by fishing with more nets than permitted.
$500
Jean-Luc Hautcoeur
Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé
Fishing for snow crab with crab traps without a valid tag for the season.
$1,500
Jack Jones
Brian Shattler

Sept-Îles
Possessing and landing incidental catches of unweighed fish in the groundfish fishery.
$1,000 (J. Jones), $1,750 (B.Shattler)
Clarence Lavallée
Blanc-Sablon
Crab fishing in Area 12C without a licence.
$500
Léger Leblanc
Îles-de-la-Madeleine
During the 2009 seal hunt, failure to crush the cranium of a seal.
$500
Jean-Marc Marcoux
Rimouski
Hails not compliant with licence conditions.
$1,000
Pierre-Paul Miville
Sainte-Anne-des-Monts
Leaving fishing gear unattended in the water for more than 72 consecutive hours.
$250
Jacques Pagé
Chandler
Fishing for lobster during a closed time and with a trap without a valid tag for the season
$1,000
Lucie Plourde
Rivière-du-Loup
Operating, as master, a fishing vessel in the herring fishery without a licence.
$350
Stevenson Shattler
Sept-Îles
Failing to comply with the conditions of his bait licence for the 2008 season by setting his nets less than one fathom below the surface.
$300
Rolland Turbide
Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Taking Atlantic surf clam in a closed area.
$1,000
Howard Wellman
Vieux-Fort
Exceeding the daily quota for cod in the recreational fishery.
$500

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