QUÉBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - April 16, 2014) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers fined in recent months for offences under the Fisheries Act.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $10,850. The offenders are

Name and place of residence Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Richard Bujold
Sea urchin fishing without a licence. Fishing sea urchin using a boat that is not authorized for this fishery. sea urchin $800 2014-03-24
Richard Cloutier
Non-compliance with shrimp fishing licence conditions by failing to hail out 12 hours before departure. shrimp $4,500 2014-03-07
Robert Collin
Jacqui Rehel
Fishing for mackerel without valid licence conditions. mackerel $500 each 2014-03-17
Marc-Olivier Dupuis
Fishing for lobster without a licence and during closed time. lobster $1,500 + confiscation of a dip net. 2014-02-25
Fernand Gagné
(La Martre)
Harvesting whelks in a closed area. whelks $300 2014-03-07
Frédéric Henry
Gillnet fishing for groundfish with less than five metres of water above the floats. groundfish $1,500 2014-04-01
Gilbert Mauger
Fishing for Rock Crab in the wrong area and possession of Rock Crab under the legal size limit. rock crab $1,250 2014-03-20

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