Convictions Under the Fisheries Act, Gaspé
QUÉBEC - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers from the Gaspé fined in June 2012 for various offences under the Fisheries Act.
The fines imposed on the offenders total $159,776. In addition, nets were confiscated, fish were seized and three fishing licences were revoked in one case while a five-day fishing suspension was issued in the other. The offenders are:
|Possession of fish processed to the point where it is difficult to determine their numbers.||$3,000|
|Possession of lobster under the permitted size. Being in possession of a female lobster with eggs attached.||$2,500|
|Aiding or abetting individuals to make a false statement. Fishing Greenland halibut without authorization. Fishing for Greenland halibut using nets with a mesh size under 152 mm. Use of nets without valid tags for Greenland halibut fishing.||$147,276 + confiscation of nets and seized fish, as well as revocation of three fishing licences.|
|False statement. Use of nets without valid tags for Greenland halibut fishing.||$6,000|
|Fishing lobster during a closed time. Having lobster traps on board a vessel in a closed area.||$1,000 + five-day suspension.|
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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