QUÉBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 18, 2014) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers fined in January 2014, for various offences under the Fisheries Act.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $6,522. The offenders are:

Name and place of residence Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Donald Amyot

Denis Dugas
Jeannette Laflamme
Michel Therrien
Réal Therrien
Sport fishing for cod during a closed time. cod $701 + forfeiture of seized goods. (D. A.; J. L.)
$570 + forfeiture of seized goods. (D. D.)
$690 + forfeiture of seized goods. (M. T.)
$360 + forfeiture of seized goods. (R. T.)
Michel Dupuis
Landing shrimp without a dockside observer. shrimp $500 + forfeiture of seized goods. 2014-01-21
Laval-Marie Dionne
Possession of whelks under the minimum legal size. whelk 3 000 $ + suspension of whelk licence for a period of three months. 2014-01-31

Fisheries and Oceans Canada encourages the public to report poaching incidents by using the online form or calling 1-800-463-9057. All reports are confidential.

The Government of Canada is committed to safeguarding the long-term health and productivity of Canada's fisheries resources, and the habitat that supports them, for generations to come. Fisheries and Oceans Canada has a mandate to protect and conserve marine resources and to prosecute offenders under the Fisheries Act. It ensures and promotes compliance with the Act and other laws and regulations through a combination of land, air, and sea patrols, as well education and awareness activities.

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Contact Information:

Martin Bourget
Communications Advisor
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Quebec, Quebec