QUÉBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - March 19, 2014) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers fined in February 2014, for various offences under the Fisheries Act.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $7,500. The offenders are:

Name and place of residence Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Manser Chicoine
Possession of lobsters under the minimum size. Fishing for Rock Crab outside the allowed area. lobster
rock crab
$1,500 2014-02-10
Bradley Annett
Carson Annett
Fishing for lobster without a licence.
Fishing lobster during a closed time.
Possession of lobsters under the minimum size.
lobster $2,250 +
of the fishing
boat, motor
and traps
(B.A.; C.A.)
Fernand Lanteigne
Alyre Mailloux
Having given permission to use his boat to fish herring while he was not aboard, without holding a replacement authorization. herring $500 +
of the value
of the seized
i.e. $806.51.
(F. L.)
(A. M.)

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
Québec, Quebec