Convictions Under the Fisheries Act, Gaspé
QUÉBEC - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers from the Gaspé fined between February and June 2012 for various offences under the Fisheries Act.
The fines imposed on the offenders total $10,350. In addition, two of the offenders had fishing days suspended, while another had the shellfish he harvested confiscated. The offenders are:
|Possession of rock crab under the legal size limit.||$500|
|Harvesting molluscs in a closed area.||$300 + confiscation of shellfish. (J. B.)
$300 (G. B.)
|Possession of V-notched lobsters.||$1,000|
|Commercial mackerel fishing without holding valid conditions.||$1,000 each|
|Failure to hail in. Failure to hail a dockside monitoring company. Failure to maintain an accurate logbook of catches. Leaving fishing gear unattended in the water for more than 72 consecutive hours.||$4,750 + one-day suspension upon opening of the Greenland halibut competitive fishery.|
|Use of nets without valid tags for Greenland halibut fishing. Possession of 45 halibut under 85 cm. Failing to comply with licence conditions by not completing the logbook.||$1,500 + three-day suspension upon opening of the Greenland halibut competitive fishery.|
Fisheries and Oceans Canada has a mandate to protect and conserve marine resources and prosecute offenders under the Fisheries Act. To report a poacher, dial 1-800-463-9057. All calls are anonymous and confidential.
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