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THE QUEBEC REGION BULLETIN
APRIL - MAY 2012/VOLUME 15/NUMBER 2
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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.


Martin Bourget
Communications

CONTREVENANT ET DOMICILE INFRACTION ET PEINE
Sylvain Arsenault
Bonaventure

Tuna fishing without authorization.

$750
Jordan Bacon
Jacques Picard

Pessamit

Possession of clams smaller than the permitted size of
51 mm.

$300 each
Tony Beaudoin
Blanc-Sablon

Fishing for herring with a vessel of a length greater than 12 m in a restricted area, across from Blanc-Sablon.

$500
Reiss Bilodeau
Old Fort

Fishing for cod without valid commercial fishing licence terms.

$500
Mario Blais
Saint-François-de-Pabos

Fishing without a licence and use of a net for groundfish fishery less than 5 m from the surface of the water.

$2,000
Marvin Buckle
Old Fort

Fishing for lobster and cod without a commercial fishing licence.

$750 (lobster), $500 (cod) + seizure of the proceeds from the sale of cod, $23.45
Gilles Côté
Grande-Vallée
Raynald Richard
Petite-Vallée

Sportfishing for Atlantic cod during a closed time.

$500 each
Pierre Delarosbil
Godbout

Fishing for cod during a closure of the fishery.

$500
Dean Dow
Shigawake
Larry G. Dow
Saint-Godefroi
Peter Hackett
Paspébiac
Steven Walker
Shigawake

Mackerel fishing without valid conditions.

$1,000 each
Brenda Drudge
Old Fort

Fishing for salmon without a licence and obstructing the work of a fishery officer.

$750
Ivan Etheridge
Brador

Possession of tuna caught with any gear other than angling gear.

Seizure of the proceeds from the sale, $351.78
James Green
Mutton Bay

Fishing for lobster without a licence.

$750
Nelson Hobbs Jr
Blanc-Sablon

Possession of a seal caught using a lumpfish net.

$500
Thérèse Kenney
Sainte-Anne-des-Monts

Exceeding the allowed quota for sportfishing for Atlantic cod.

$300
Bernard Labbé
Valère Daraiche

Percé

Use of lobster traps without valid tags.

$500 each
Michel Labrecque
Petit-Cap

Unloading Atlantic halibut without a dockside observer.

$3,000
Trent Langlois
Gaspé

Possession of a v-notched female lobster.

$500
Guy Leblanc
Carleton

Deviation from shrimp fishing conditions by using illegal gear.

$5,000 + Confiscation of the catch and part of the illegal gear
Bertrand Monger
Old Fort

Fishing for crab without a licence.

$300
Tina Pidgeon
Old Fort

Fishing for salmon without a licence.

$500
Stéphane Poulin
Port-Menier

Possession of lobster under the permitted size.

$750
Marcel Roy
Pointe-à-la-Frégate

Greenland halibut fishing without a licence.

$13,000
Gérald Sim
Baie-des-Sables

Harvesting molluscs in a closed area.

$700 + Banned from the banks of the St. Lawrence River, between Trois-Pistoles and Baie-des-Sables, for 36 months
James Micheal Sullivan
Shigawake

Mackerel fishing without valid conditions.

$1,000
Andrew Vibert
Percé

Lobster fishing using too many traps.

$1,500
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