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THE QUEBEC REGION BULLETIN
JUNE - JULY 2010/VOLUME 13/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
Jacques Barriault
Havre-Saint-Pierre
Failure to hail out before 8:00 pm the day before a snow crab fishing trip.
$475
Dany Jean
Chute-aux-Outardes
Harvesting softshell clam in a closed area.
$700 + forfeiture of two fishing boats
Arnaud Landry
Havre-Saint-Pierre
Non-compliant logbook for scallop harvesting.
$500
Clarence Landry
Anne Lévesque

Dalhousie, New Brunswick
Fishing for lobster without a licence and possession of lobster meat.
$2,000 each
Martin Leblanc
Havre-Saint-Pierre
Harvesting whelks with too many traps.
$1,925
Jean-Yves Mercier
Port-Cartier
Fishing for Greenland halibut using nets with a mesh size under 152 mm.
$750
Éric Michaud
Le Bic
Shellfish harvesting in a closed area. Possession of clams over the limit of his licence. Possession of clams below the minimum legal size. Failure to comply with a court order.
$2,100 + prohibition against being within 200 m of the shore of any area closed to fishing, except to travel on public roads, for a period of 36 months
Louis Vaillancourt
Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan
Harvesting whelks with too many traps. Possession of whelks under the minimum legal size.
$1,100
Rémy Ward
Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan
Use of a fishing boat without being designated on the licence.
$200

Martin Bourget
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