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THE QUEBEC REGION BULLETIN
OCTOBRE - NOVEMBRE 2010/VOLUME 13/NUMÉRO 5
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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 and Residence Offence and Fine
Steve Burke
Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Fishing for lobster during a closed time, possession of lobster under the minimum size, fishing for lobster in a lagoon and possession of claws separated from the thorax.
$3,500
Glen Gallichon
Sept-Îles
Possession of Atlantic halibut under the minimum legal size of 81 cm.
$500
Henrie Langevin
Port-Cartier
Fishing without a licence.
$750
Ryan McLean
Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Fishing for lobster without a licence, possession of lobster under the minimum size, fishing for lobster in a lagoon and possession of claws separated from the thorax.
$2,500
Alain Poirier
Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Fishing for lobster without a licence, fishing for lobster in a lagoon and possession of claws separated from the thorax.
$5,500 + ban on being on a Magdalen Islands lagoon for the next two years.
Michel Ross
Pointe-aux-Outardes
Lucien St-Pierre
Pointe-Lebel
Harvesting softshell clams in a closed area.
$300 each

Martin Bourget
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