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THE QUEBEC REGION BULLETIN
AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2011/VOLUME 14/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.

Offender and Residence Offence and Fine
Marcel Beaudin Léonard Rail
Grande-Rivière
Failure to land and weigh entire fish catch under the supervision of a dockside observer. Possession of fish processed to the point where it is difficult to determine their numbers.
$1,000 each + confiscation of seized fish
Jean-François Beaudoin
Jean-Marie Jones

Blanc-Sablon
Failure to comply with conditions of their halibut fishing licence for the 2010 season by landing Atlantic halibut without a dockside observer present.
$500 each
Noelline Bujold Romuald Durette
Nouvelle
Exceeding authorized limit for clam fishery.
$500 each + confiscation of clams and of articles used in the commission of the offence
Régis Bujold
Percé
Recreational groundfishing during closed time.
$500
Dan Cotton
Rivière-au-Renard
Failure to hail out 12 hours before sailing. Failure to have an operational vessel monitoring system during a fishing trip.
$1,500
Dan Cotton
Réginald Cotton

Rivière-au-Renard
Non-compliant hail-outs and non-compliance with licence conditions.
$2,250 (D. C.) $7,650 (R. C.)
Réginald Cotton
Rivière-au-Renard
Failure to hail out 12 hours before sailing.
$1,000
Alex Dubé
Saint-Georges-de-Malbaie
Possession of lobster under the minimum size.
$750 + confiscation of seized lobster
Denis Dugas
Les Méchins

Stanislas Hovington
Saint-Fabien

Failure to land and weigh entire fish catch under the supervision of a dockside observer.
$750 + confiscation of seized fish (D. D.)
$500 + confiscation of seized fish (S. H.)
Emanuel Dugas
Sainte-Anne-des-Monts
Failure to return snowcrab by-catch to the water.
$500 + confiscation of seized halibut
Jean-Marie Duguay
Barachois
Possession of a female lobster marked with a V notch.
$500 + confiscation of seized lobster
Norbert Duguay
Saint-François-de-Pabos
Call at sea not in compliance with conditions of licence.
$1,000
Félix Dumas
Blanc-Sablon
Fishing for cod during a closed time.
$500
Dominic Gass
Sainte-Anne-des-Monts
Failure to return to the water Atlantic halibut measuring less than 85 cm.
$500 + confiscation of seized lobster
Frédéric Henry
Carleton
Possession of egg-bearing female lobsters.
$2,250
Christian Huard
Saint-Godefroi
Exceeding daily catch limit for herring fishery.
$2,400
Lionel Jones
Blanc-Sablon
Permitting another fisher to use his vessel without authorization during crab fishing season.
$300
Éric Joubert
Sept-Îles
Fishing for whelks without a licence and valid conditions. Making a false statement to fishery officers. Failing to comply with conditions of a licence, in 38 instances, by not providing logbooks at the end of each trip.
$1,140
Eddy Lamarre
Port-Cartier
Clam harvesting in a closed area.
$300
Edward Lavallée
Middle Bay
Failure to comply with the conditions of his cod fishing licence for the 2010 season by not landing total cod cargo
$500
Armand Leblond
Pohénégamook
Harvesting softshell clams in a closed area. Possession of clams smaller than permitted size.
$450 + confiscation of seized clams
Robert Lebouthillier
Caraquet, New Brunswick
Cod fishing without a licence. Plaice fishing in violation of redfish licence conditions. Possession of 5 halibut less than 85 cm.
$20,000 + order for satellite tracking of vessels for each fishing trip until May 5, 2015
Jean-Raymond Legresley
Newport
Possession of lobster claws that have been separated from the thorax.
500 $
Wilson McKinnon
La Tabatière
Failure to comply with the conditions of his bait licence for the 2009 season by setting net on the water's surface.
$500
Gervais Monger
La Tabatière
Fishing for lobster without a licence.
$750
Edgard Montmagny
Pabos Mills
Lobster fishing without a licence and during a closed time.
$400 + 60 hours of community service + two years of probation with a specific condition not to frequent any wharf in the Gaspé + confiscation of lobster and seizure of fishing gear used and of automotive vehicle
Darry Noël
Sept-Îles
Illegally transferring snow crab when holding a commercial fishing licence.
$5,000
Jean-Marc Ouellet
Grosses-Roches
Use of nets without valid tags for groundfish fishing.
$500 + confiscation of seized fish
Frédérique Pilote
Rivière-du-Loup
Sea urchin fishing without a licence.
$1,000 + confiscation of seized sea urchins
Danny Poirier
Paspébiac
Mackerel fishing without a valid licence.
500 $

Martin Bourget
Communications