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THE QUEBEC REGION BULLETIN
AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2010/VOLUME 13/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.

CONTREVENANT ET DOMICILE INFRACTION ET SENTENCE
Marcel Arbour
Ghislain Arsenault
Guillaume Arsenault
Mathieu Arsenault

Bonaventure
Donald Arsenault
Montréal
Clam harvesting in a closed area.
$300 each
Dereck Condo
Alex Morrison
Ronald Swasson
Dale Vicaire

Listuguj
David Charles Godin
Eel River Bar,
New Brunswick
Possession of lobster under the minimum legal size.
$2,300 (D. Condo); $2,300 (A. Morrison); $200 (A. Morrison); $3,300 (R. Swasson); $2,300 (D. Vicaire); $3,300 (D. C. Godin)
Dereck Condo
Alex Morrison
Dale Vicaire

Listuguj
Possession of egg-bearing female lobsters.
$2,500 each
Marc Diotte
Grande-Rivière
Denis Duguay
Lachenaie
Refusal to have an observer aboard.
$1,000 (M. Diotte); $3,000 (D. Duguay)
David Charles Godin
Eel River Bar,
New Brunswick
Use of non-regulation–size lobster traps.
$1,600
Kirby S. Journeaux
Port-Daniel
Possession of a notched female lobster.
$1,100
Normand Keats
Rivière-Saint-Paul
Failure to comply with the conditions of his cod licence for the 2009 season by not providing a copy of his logbook.
$300
Bernard Labbé
Percé
Exceeding the authorized Atlantic halibut quota.
$500 + forfeiture of the proceeds of the sale in the amount of $6,954
Rendal Laroque
Listuguj
Use of lobster traps without escape vents.
$1,600
Jean-Joseph Lepage
Cap-Chat
Shellfish harvesting in a closed area.
$250
Baptiste Nadeau
La Tabatière
Failure to comply with the conditions of his herring licence for the 2009 season by setting his net less than one fathom below the water surface.
$500
Ronald Swasson
Listuguj
Use of lobster traps without valid tags.
$1,600
Michel Turbide
Cap-d’Espoir
Allowing an unauthorized person to use his vessel.
$3,500
Donald Walker
Shigawake
Possession of an egg-bearing female lobster.
$750
Vincent Wellman
Old Fort
Exceeding the daily quota for cod in the recreational fishery.
$500

Martin Bourget
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