Gulf region

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Gulf region convictions under the Fisheries Act
Name and Place of Residence Charge Information (Section & Description) Species Penalties, Forfeitures, Prohibitions or Orders Dates of Conviction

Gary McRae
Tignish, PEI

Fishery General Regulations 22 (7) - Failing to comply with any condition of the licence.

Lobster

$1,000 fine

2020-01-28

Adam Richard
Tignish, PEI

Fishery General Regulations 22 (7) - Failing to comply with any condition of the licence.

Lobster

$1,200 fine

2020-01-28

Samuel Benoit
Val-Comeau, NB

Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 57 (2) - Possessing lobster shorter than the minimum size in a lobster fishing area.

Lobster

$10,000 fine

2020-01-27

Fishery General Regulations 27 (1) – Setting, operating or leaving unattended improperly marked fishing gear.

Atlantic Halibut

$1,500 fine

2020-01-27

Ryan Bear
Esgenoôpetitj First Nation, NB

Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 57 (2) - Possessing lobster shorter than the minimum size in a lobster fishing area.

Lobster

$4,900 fine

2020-01-23

Donald Haché
Caraquet, NB

Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 57 (2) - Possessing lobster shorter than the minimum size in a lobster fishing area.

Lobster

$15,375 fine

2020-01-21

Benjie Handrahan
Tignish, PEI

Fishery General Regulations 22 (7) - Failing to comply with any condition of the licence.

Fishing snow crab in unauthorized area

Snow Crab

$5,000 fine and forfeiture of one crab trap

2020-01-21

Brody DesRoches
Shemogue, NB

Fishery General Regulations 22 (7) - Failing to comply with any condition of the licence.

Fishing snow crab in unauthorized area

Snow Crab

$5,000 fine and forfeiture of one crab traps

2020-01-21

Roma Lebouthillier
Pokesudie, NB

Fishery General Regulations 33 (2) (a) - Failing to return forthwith incidental catch where it was taken from.

Greenland Cod

$300 fine

2020-01-20

Fishery General Regulations 33 (2) (a) - Failing to return forthwith incidental catch where it was taken from.

Ocean Pout

$600 fine

2020-01-20

Marcel Noel
Lamèque, NB

Atlantic Fishery Regulations 53 (b) - Possessing snow crab less than the minimum width.

Snow Crab

$3,820 fine

2020-01-17

Roger LeBlanc
Fairisle, NB

Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 53 (a) - Possessing female crab.

Rock crab

$10,000 fine and five-day suspension for 2020 season

2020-01-16

Fishery General Regulations 22 (7) - Failing to comply with any condition of the licence.

Lobster

$1,000 fine and forfeiture of 5 lobster traps

2020-01-16

Fishery General Regulations 27 (1) – Setting, operating or leaving unattended improperly marked fishing gear.

Lobster

$1,000 fine

2020-01-16

Fishery General Regulations 22 (7) - Failing to comply with any condition of the licence.
Fishing lobster trap without a valid tag.

Lobster

$3,000 fine and forfeiture of 3 lobster traps

2020-01-16

Atlantic Fishery Regulations 14 (1) (b) - Fishing without a licence.

Lobster

$2,500 fine and forfeiture of 8 lobster traps

2020-01-16

Vanessa Rennie
Alberton, PEI

Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 57 (2) - Possessing lobster shorter than the minimum size in a lobster fishing area.

Lobster

$5,000 fine

2020-01-15

Christian Robichaud
Petit Shippagan, NB

Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 57 (2) - Possessing lobster shorter than the minimum size in a lobster fishing area.

Lobster

$3,250 fine

2020-01-14

Clark Phillip MacKay
French River, PEI

Fishery General Regulations 22 (7) - Failing to comply with any condition of the licence.

Lobster

$2,000 fine

2020-01-07

Mark Bernard
Lennox Island, PEI

Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licences Regulations 7 - No person carrying on fishing or any related activity under the authority of a licence shall contravene or fail to comply with any condition of the licence.

Herring

$1,500 fine and forfeiture of nets

2020-01-07

Parker Culleton
Ellerslie, PEI

Fishery General Regulations 22 (7) - Failing to comply with any condition of the licence.

Herring

$2,000 fine and forfeiture of nets

2020-01-07

Gerry McGuigan
Alberton, PEI

Fishery General Regulations 22 (7) - Failing to comply with any condition of the licence.

Herring

$1,000 fine and forfeiture of nets

2020-01-07

Mitchell Gavin
Alberton, PEI

Fishery General Regulations 22 (7) - Failing to comply with any condition of the licence.

Herring

$250 fine

2020-01-07

Kendall Dickson
Grande-Entrée, Qc
Fishery General Regulations 22 (7) - Failing to comply with any condition of the licence. Fishing snow crab in unauthorized area. Snow Crab $5,000 fine and forfeiture of one crab trap 2020-01-07
Philip Aucoin
Cheticamp, NS
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 59 (3) - Having in possession female lobster with eggs attached. Lobster $3,750 fine 2020-01-07
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 57 (2) - Possessing lobster shorter than the minimum size in a lobster fishing area. Lobster $3,750 fine, forfeiture of catch (worth of $3,556.25)  and three-day suspension for 2020 season 2020-01-07
Alex Eloquin
Grande-Entrée, Qc
Fishery General Regulations 22 (7) - Failing to comply with any condition of the licence. Fishing snow crab in unauthorized area. Snow Crab $5,000 fine and forfeiture of 1 crab trap 2020-01-07
Gino Poirier
Fatima, Qc
Fishery General Regulations 22 (7) - Failing to comply with any condition of the licence. Failing to report lost fishing gear Snow Crab $3,000 fine and forfeiture of 3 crab traps 2020-01-07
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