QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Oct. 27, 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 $5,650. The offenders are:

Name and place of residence Offence Species Fine Date of conviction
Robert Anderso
(Harrington Harbour)
Fishing for lobster without a licence. lobster $750 2014-07-28
Guy Driscoll
Fishing for snow crab without a licence. snow crab $1,000 2014-07-28
Eldon Robertson
Martin Robertson
(La Tabatière)
Non-compliance with snow crab licence conditions in Area 14 by failing to have an agreement with an at sea observer company. snow crab $800
Paul-Aimé Joncas
Transporting cod without a licence. cod $750 2014-07-25
John Roberts
Non-compliance with snow crab fishing licence conditions by failing to hail out before 7:00 p.m. the day before on four occasions. snow crab $800 2014-07-25
Germain Lebel
Fishing for lobster without a licence. lobster $750 + confiscation of a trap skiff and a motor 2014-06-17

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