QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Oct. 27, 2014) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishermen convicted of various offences and fined under the Fisheries Act in the Magdalen Islands in June, 2014.

The fines imposed on the offenders total $3,300. The offenders are:

Offender Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Georges Bourque Failure to comply with licence conditions by fishing an unauthorized species. Failure to maintain an accurate logbook of catches. Yellowtail Flounder $3,000 2014-06-18
Gino Cyr Approaching within one-half nautical mile of a person engaged in sealing without a seal fishery observation licence. seal $300 2014-06-18

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:

Regional Communications Branch
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Quebec Region