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

The fines imposed on the offenders total $13,300. The offenders are:

Name and place of residence Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Dominic Bisson
Fishing for lobster without a licence.
Fishing rock crab without a licence.
lobster and rock crab $1,500 2014-03-14
Eddy Boulet
Rock Cloutier
Landing snow crab without getting it weighed by a dockside monitor. snow crab $1,500 each 2014-03-10
Clyde Boland
Carmen Kennedy
Fishing lobster during a closed time. Possession of lobster under the minimum legal size. Possession of fish processed to the point where it is difficult to determine their numbers and species. lobster $1,750 each 2014-02-13
Ross Fequet
Fishing capelin in an area closed to vessels of more than 12 m in overall length. capelin $500 2014-02-10
Henri Keats
Steve Thomas
Sport fishing for cod during a closed time. cod $500 each 2014-02-10
Scott Lavallée
Fishing for whelks without a licence. whelk $300 2014-02-10
Willie Lavallee
Fishing for lobster without a licence. lobster $750 2014-02-13
James McKinnon
Fishing for snow crab without a licence.
Fishing for lobster without a licence.
Obstructing the work of a fishery officer.
snow crab $2,250 2014-02-13
Darry Noël
Denying boarding to an at-sea observer. not applicable $500 2014-03-14

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