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THE QUEBEC REGION BULLETIN
AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2012/VOLUME 15/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.


Martin Bourget
Communications

CONTREVENANT ET DOMICILE INFRACTION ET SENTENCE
Martin Arseneau
Magdalen Islands
Possession of lobster under the legal size limit.
$750
Albert Asaac
Listuguj
Possession of rock crab under the legal size limit.
$500
Gérard Aucoin
Magdalen Islands
Exceeding the daily recreational quota for groundfish and possession of an Atlantic halibut.
$500
Jérémie Bariault
Cap-Chat

Harvesting shellfish in a closed area.

$300 + confiscation of shellfish
Gilles Berthelot
Saint-Omer

Harvesting shellfish in a closed area.

$300
O’Neil Bond
Rivière-au-Renard
Possession of fish processed to the point where it is difficult to determine their numbers.
$3,000
Steven Brière
New Carlisle
Possession of V-notched lobsters.
$1,000
Steven Brière
New Carlisle

René Cyr
Pabos Mills

Commercial mackerel fishing without valid conditions.
$1,000 each
Frédérique Cloutier
Gaspé
Possession of lobster under the legal size limit. Possession of a female lobster with eggs attached.
$2,500
Bertrand Desbois
Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé
Aiding or abetting individuals to make a false statement. Fishing for Greenland halibut without authorization. Fishing for Greenland halibut using nets with a mesh size under 152 mm. Use of nets without valid tags for Greenland halibut fishing.
$147,276 + confiscation of nets and seized fish, as well as revocation of three fishing licences
Gabriel Lemieux
Sainte-Anne-des-Monts
Failure to hail in. Failure to hail a dockside monitoring company. Failure to maintain an accurate logbook of catches. Leaving fishing gear unattended in the water for more than 72 consecutive hours.
$4,750 + one-day suspension upon opening of the Greenland halibut competitive fishery
Rosaire Ross
Matane
False statement. Use of nets without valid tags for Greenland halibut fishing.
$6,000
Jean-François Samuel
Petit-Cap
Use of nets without valid tags for Greenland halibut fishing. Possession of 45 halibut under 85 cm. Failing to comply with licence conditions by not completing the logbook.
$1,500 + three-day suspension upon opening of the Greenland halibut competitive fishery
Jean-François Samuel
Petit-Cap
Fishing for lobster during a closed time. Possession of lobster traps on board a vessel in a closed area.
$1,000 + five-day suspension
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