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THE QUEBEC REGION BULLETIN
FEBRUARY - MARCH 2012/VOLUME 15/NUMBER 1
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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
Daniel Albert
Newport
Non-compliance with lobster licence conditions by retaining groundfish
$ 500
Clément Arseneau
Laurent Bourgeois

Magdalen Islands
Exceeding the recreational groundfish fishery quota.
$300 each
Fabiola Arseneau
Michael Langford

Magdalen Islands
Possession of lobster under the minimum size.
$750 each
Jean-Luc Berthelot
Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé
Fishing for lobster with lobster traps without a valid tag for the season.
$500
Wilton Burke
Paul Vigneau

Magdalen Islands

Being in possession of a female lobster with eggs attached.

$1,200 (W. B.) $1,250 (P. V.)
Daniel Chevrier
Magdalen Islands
Non-compliance with sealing licence conditions.
$500
Donat Chiasson
Bas-Caraquet, New-Brunswick
Lorenzo Doiron
Caraquet, New-Brunswick
Louis-Marie Gionest
Pabos
Bertrand Gionest
Bas-Caraquet, New-Brunswick
Armand Minville
Caraquet, New-Brunswick
Exceeding the daily quota for herring in 2009.
$1,740 (D. C.) $2,435 (L. D.) $2,570 (L.-M. G)
$5,675 (B. G.) $2,490 (A. M.)
Michel Denis
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Yvan Denis
Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu
Martial Laroche
Capucins
Jacques Lepage
Sainte-Croix
Gaston Robinson
Gros-Morne
Exceeding the recreational groundfish fishery quota.
$500 + forfeiture of fishing gear (M. D. + Y. D.) $300 + forfeiture of fishing gear (M. L. + J. L. + G. R.)
Bertrand Desbois
Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé
Possession of Atlantic Halibut under the minimum size and possession of Atlantic Halibut nets.
$6,000
Nicol Desbois
Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé
Exceeding the daily quota for herring in 2009.
$1,550
Stéphane Desbois
Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé
Fishing from a vessel not named in the licence.
$500
Denis Duguay
Pabos
Stéphane Lafontaine
Saint-Georges-de-Malbaie
Violating their snow crab licence conditions by removing snow crab without it being weighed.
$1,500 each
Luc Eloquin
Magdalen Islands
Possession of lobster under the minimum size and being in possession of a female lobster with eggs attached.
$2,250
Camille Falardeau
Baie-des-Sables
Harvesting molluscs in a closed area.
$300 + forfeiture of fishing gear
Robert Grenier
Hope
Gaétan Morin
Gascons
Hugues Roussy
Gascons
Fishing without a valid licence.
$1,000 each
Bertin Landry
Havre-Saint-Pierre
Possession of 26 lobster of less than 83 mm and possession of a female lobster with eggs attached.
$2,000
Gilles Larocque
Saint-Godefroi
Possession of a lobster marked with a V notch.
$500
Elphège Lelièvre
Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé
Non-compliance with snow crab licence conditions.
$500
Ghislain Lemieux
Sainte-Anne-des-Monts
Failure to release any fish incidentally caught. Possession of fish processed to the point where it is difficult to determine its species. Possession of any crab part or meat separated from the carapace.
$1,150 + confiscation of seized fish
Réal Lemieux
Sainte-Anne-des-Monts
Fishing from a vessel not named in the licence. Failure to release any fish incidentally caught. 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 its species. Possession of any crab part or meat separated from the carapace.
$2,100 + confiscation of seized fish
Armand Minville
Caraquet, New-Brunswick
Exceeding the daily quota for herring in 2010.
$250
JR Jeffrey Monger
Havre-Saint-Pierre
Failure to weigh entire landed snow crab catch.
$750
Julien Marie Stubbert
Aguanish
Possession of lobster under the minimum size.
$1,000
Samuel Thisnish
Sept-Îles
Possession of snow crab of less than 95 mm.
$500

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