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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
Dave Jean
Lamèque, NB
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 53 (b) - Possessing snow crab less than the minimum width. Snow Crab $7,000 fine 2021-03-12
Yvon Breau
Bouctouche Baie, NB
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 14 (1) (b) - Fishing without a licence. Lobster $4,000 fine 2021-03-01
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 57 (2) - Possessing lobster shorter than the minimum size in a lobster fishing area. Lobster $4,000 fine 2021-03-01
Raymond LeBlanc
Dieppe, NB
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 14 (1) (b) - Fishing without a licence. Lobster $4,000 fine 2021-03-01
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 57 (2) - Possessing lobster shorter than the minimum size in a lobster fishing area. Lobster $4,000 fine 2021-03-01
Todd Tattrie
Tatamagouche, NS
Fisheries Act 43.4 (1) - Failure to comply with any terms and conditions of a permission, lease or licence.
Failure to complete logbook prior entering port.
Scallop $500 fine 2021-02-24
Marvin Graham
New London, PEI
Fisheries Act 43.4 (1) - Failure to comply with any terms and conditions of a permission, lease or licence.
Failure to have catch verified by a dockside observer.
Cod $2,500 fine 2021-02-22
Fishery General Regulations  36 (2) (c) - Catching and retaining commercially caught fish whose weight cannot be readily determined.
Fish filleted at sea
Cod $750 fine 2021-02-22
Gordon James Rayner
Alberton, PEI
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 57 (1) (c) - Having a lobster trap on board a vessel during close time. Lobster $500 fine + prohibition from fishing lobster for the first (1) hour period of the 2021 lobster fishing season in Lobster Fishing Area 24. 2021-02-09
Terrance J. Gavin
Alberton, PEI
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 57 (1) (c) - Having a lobster trap on board a vessel during close time. Lobster $500 fine + prohibition from fishing lobster for the first (1) hour period of the 2021 lobster fishing season in Lobster Fishing Area 24. 2021-02-09
Benjamin W. Gavin
Alberton, PEI
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 57 (1) (c) - Having a lobster trap on board a vessel during close time. Lobster $500 fine + prohibition from fishing lobster for the first (1) hour period of the 2021 lobster fishing season in Lobster Fishing Area 24. 2021-02-09
Allen Adams
Alberton, PEI
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 57 (1) (c) - Having a lobster trap on board a vessel during close time. Lobster $500 fine + prohibition from fishing lobster for the first (1) hour period of the 2021 lobster fishing season in Lobster Fishing Area 24. 2021-02-09
Chad Adams
Alberton, PEI
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 57 (1) (c) - Having a lobster trap on board a vessel during close time. Lobster $500 fine + prohibition from fishing lobster for the first (1) hour period of the 2021 lobster fishing season in Lobster Fishing Area 24. 2021-02-09
Wendell Rayner
Alberton, PEI
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 57 (1) (c) - Having a lobster trap on board a vessel during close time. Lobster $500 fine + prohibition from fishing lobster for the first (1) hour period of the 2021 lobster fishing season in Lobster Fishing Area 24. 2021-02-09
Stacey Skerry
Tignish, PEI
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 57 (1) (c) - Having a lobster trap on board a vessel during close time. Lobster $500 fine + prohibition from fishing lobster for the first (1) hour period of the 2021 lobster fishing season in Lobster Fishing Area 24. 2021-02-09
Blaine Hutt
Alberton, PEI
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 57 (1) (c) - Having a lobster trap on board a vessel during close time. Lobster $500 fine + prohibition from fishing lobster for the first (1) hour period of the 2021 lobster fishing season in Lobster Fishing Area 24. 2021-02-09
Mitchell Hardy
Alberton, PEI
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 57 (1) (c) - Having a lobster trap on board a vessel during close time. Lobster $500 fine + prohibition from fishing lobster for the first (1) hour period of the 2021 lobster fishing season in Lobster Fishing Area 24. 2021-02-09
Devan Hutt
Alberton, PEI
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 57 (1) (c) - Having a lobster trap on board a vessel during close time. Lobster $500 fine + prohibition from fishing lobster for the first (1) hour period of the 2021 lobster fishing season in Lobster Fishing Area 24. 2021-02-09
Katie Hutt
Alberton, PEI
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 57 (1) (c) - Having a lobster trap on board a vessel during close time. Lobster $500 fine + prohibition from fishing lobster for the first (1) hour period of the 2021 lobster fishing season in Lobster Fishing Area 24. 2021-02-09
Jordan Lewis
Alberton, PEI
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 57 (1) (c) - Having a lobster trap on board a vessel during close time. Lobster $500 fine + prohibition from fishing lobster for the first (1) hour period of the 2021 lobster fishing season in Lobster Fishing Area 24. 2021-02-09
Brenna MacAusland
Alberton, PEI
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 57 (1) (c) - Having a lobster trap on board a vessel during close time. Lobster $500 fine + prohibition from fishing lobster for the first (1) hour period of the 2021 lobster fishing season in Lobster Fishing Area 24. 2021-02-09
Hédard Hébert
St-Simon, NB
Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations 3(2) - Notwithstanding any other regulations made under the Fisheries Act, where a Regional Director General issues an order under subsection (1) in respect of an area, no person shall, in that area, fish for or catch and retain any species of fish specified in the order.
Fishing in a contaminated area.
Softshell clams $250 fine 2021-02-09
Jean-Marie Plourde
Coteau Road, NB
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 59 (3) - Having in possession female lobster with eggs attached. Lobster $1,000 fine 2021-01-26
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 57 (2) - Possessing lobster shorter than the minimum size in a lobster fishing area. Lobster $2,800 fine 2021-01-26
Marc Savoie
Haut-Shippagan, NB
Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations 3(2) - Notwithstanding any other regulations made under the Fisheries Act, where a Regional Director General issues an order under subsection (1) in respect of an area, no person shall, in that area, fish for or catch and retain any species of fish specified in the order.
Fishing in a contaminated area.
Softshell clams 30 days conditional sentence. Prohibition to harvest clams in the area of the offence for 12 months 2021-01-26
Victorin Paquet
Bas-Caraquet, NB
Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations 3(2) - Notwithstanding any other regulations made under the Fisheries Act, where a Regional Director General issues an order under subsection (1) in respect of an area, no person shall, in that area, fish for or catch and retain any species of fish specified in the order.
Fishing in a contaminated area.
Softshell clams $250 fine 2021-01-26
Randall (Arthur) Simon
Elsipogtog, NB
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.
Snow crab gear set in a buffer zone.
Snow Crab $4,500 fine 2021-01-19
Mitchell P. Rice
Kensington, PEI
Fisheries Act  25 (2) - Subject to the regulations and subsection (3), any person who places or sets any fishing gear or apparatus in any water, along any beach or within any fishery shall remove it when the gear or apparatus is not being tended and prior to the commencement of a close time. Lobster $5,000 fine 2021-01-14
Philippe Breau
Shippagan, NB
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 53 (b) - Possessing snow crab less than the minimum width. Snow Crab $11,650 fine 2021-01-12
Eldon Lecouteur
Miscou, NB
Fisheries Act 43.4 (1) - Failure to comply with any terms and conditions of a permission, lease or licence.
Incomplete logbook for lobster season 2020
Lobster $1,000 fine 2021-01-12
Brandon Paul
Elsipogtog, NB
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.
Fishing during a closed time.
Snow Crab $7,000 fine 2021-01-12
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 53 (b) - Possessing snow crab less than the minimum width. Snow Crab $3,000 fine 2021-01-12
Marcel Ward
Miscou, NB
Fisheries Act 43.4 (1) - Failure to comply with any terms and conditions of a permission, lease or licence.
Incomplete logbook for lobster season 2020
Lobster $1,000 fine 2021-01-12
Willard Burke
Fortune, PEI
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 14 (1) (b) - Fishing without a licence. Lobster $1,500 fine 2021-01-07
Fisheries Act 25 (1) - Place or set fishing gear or apparatus in water, along a beach or within a fishery during a close time. Lobster $2,000 fine 2021-01-07
Carl Stanley Cameron
Port Hood, NS
Fishery General Regulations 22 (7) - Failing to comply with any condition of the licence.
3300 hooks aboard the vessel or in the water when the allowable limit is 1500.
Groundfish $10,250 fine
(+forfeiture of $18k catch value and forfeiture of longline)
2021-01-07
Fisheries Act 63 (1) - Making a false statement or misleading statement, whether orally or in writing to an inspector, a fishery officer, a fishery guardian, any authority designated by a fishery officer or a fishery guardian or any authority prescribed under this Act. Groundfish $1,250 fine 2021-01-07
Michel Robichaud
Val-Comeau, NB
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 57 (2) - Possessing lobster shorter than the minimum size in a lobster fishing area. Lobster $6,250 fine 2021-01-07
Marc Chiasson
Caraquet, NB
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 53 (b) - Possessing snow crab less than the minimum width. Snow Crab $9,500 fine 2020-12-15
Roger Gionet
Bas-Caraquet, NB
Fisheries Act 43.4 (1) - Failure to comply with any terms and conditions of a permission, lease or licence.
Possession of female lobster between 115mm and 129mm in length.
Lobster $2,000 fine 2020-12-15
Robert Gionet
Petite-Lamèque, NB
Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations 3(2) - Notwithstanding any other regulations made under the Fisheries Act, where a Regional Director General issues an order under subsection (1) in respect of an area, no person shall, in that area, fish for or catch and retain any species of fish specified in the order.
Fishing in a contaminated area.
Softshell clams $200 fine 2020-12-15
Andrew Joe
Esgenoôpetitj, NB
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 57 (2) - Possessing lobster shorter than the minimum size in a lobster fishing area. Lobster $6,700 fine 2020-12-14
John Murray MacLeod
Murray Harbour, PEI
Fisheries Act 43.4 (1) - Failure to comply with any terms and conditions of a permission, lease or licence.
Fail to comply with a condition of the said licence, to wit: retain a catch limit of 261 kg
Halibut $1,500 fine 2020-12-10
Fishery General Regulations  36 (2) (c) - Catching and retaining commercially caught fish whose weight cannot be readily determined. Halibut $750 fine 2020-12-10
Yvon Arseneau
Pointe-Verte, NB
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 14 (1) (b) - Fishing without a licence. Rock Crab $2,500 fine 2020-12-01
Ronald Bigelow
Miscouche, PEI
Fisheries Act 43.4 (1) - Failure to comply with any terms and conditions of a permission, lease or licence.

Untagged net
Herring $3,000 fine 2020-12-01
Fisheries Act 43.4 (1) - Failure to comply with any terms and conditions of a permission, lease or licence.

Mesh size less than 57.1mm
Herring $3,000 fine 2020-12-01
Fisheries Act 43.4 (1) - Failure to comply with any terms and conditions of a permission, lease or licence.

More than 50 fathom of net
Herring $1,250 fine 2020-12-01
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 90(1) - Fishing for groundfish during close time in specified waters. Flounder $2,000 fine 2020-12-01
Samuel Haché

Ste-Marie, NB
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 52 (a) - Fishing for crab during a close time. Snow Crab $13,000 fine 2020-12-01
Fisheries Act 43.4 (1) - Failure to comply with any terms and conditions of a permission, lease or licence.

Illegal landing of snow crab
Snow Crab $5,000 fine 2020-12-01
Joel Chiasson
Caraquet, NB
Fisheries Act 43.4 (1) - Failure to comply with any terms and conditions of a permission, lease or licence.

Possession of female lobster between 115mm and 129mm in length.
Lobster $1,000 fine 2020-12-01
Robert Gosbee
Murray River, PEI
Fisheries Act 43.4 (1) - Failure to comply with any terms and conditions of a permission, lease or licence.

Failure of having a dockside observer at offload and failure to hail-in prior to entering port.
Rock Crab $3,000 fine 2020-11-26
Stephane Richardson
Rivière-du-portage, NB
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 14 (1) (b) - Fishing without a licence. Lobster $4,000 fine 2020-11-24
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations 22 - Possessing, without lawful excuse, a fishing net other than a dip net. Striped bass $2,000 fine 2020-11-24
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 14 (1) (b) - Fishing without a licence. Lobster $4,000 fine 2020-11-24
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations 22 - Possessing, without lawful excuse, a fishing net other than a dip net. Striped bass $1,000 fine 2020-11-24
Morgan Cooke
O'Leary, PEI
Fishery General Regulations 22 (7) - Failing to comply with any condition of the licence.

Fishing in an unauthorized area.
Rock Crab $1,500 fine 2020-11-19
Guy Frigault
Caraquet, NB
Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations 3(2) - Notwithstanding any other regulations made under the Fisheries Act, where a Regional Director General issues an order under subsection (1) in respect of an area, no person shall, in that area, fish for or catch and retain any species of fish specified in the order.

Fishing in a contaminated area.
Softshell clams $500 fine 2020-11-17
Brian Chiasson
Ste-Marie, NB
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 57 (2) - Possessing lobster shorter than the minimum size in a lobster fishing area. Lobster $2,800 fine 2020-11-17
Conrad Légère
St-Simon, NB
Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations 3(2) - Notwithstanding any other regulations made under the Fisheries Act, where a Regional Director General issues an order under subsection (1) in respect of an area, no person shall, in that area, fish for or catch and retain any species of fish specified in the order.

Fishing in a contaminated area.
Softshell clams $250 fine 2020-11-17
Karen Matheson
Montague, PEI
Atlantic Fishery Regulations 57 (2) Possessing lobster shorter than the minimum size in a lobster fishing area. Lobster $5,300 fine and prohibition from fishing lobster for the first 96 hours of the 2021 lobster season. 2020-11-12
Kent Williams
Ellerslie, PEI
Fisheries Act 43.4 (1) - Failure to comply with any terms and conditions of a permission, lease or licence.

Alter-tamper with electronic monitoring system.
Tuna $1,500 fine 2020-11-03
Darryl MacIntyre
Ellerslie, PEI
Fisheries Act 43.4 (1) - Failure to comply with any terms and conditions of a permission, lease or licence.

Undersize herring gillnet.
Herring $750 fine 2020-11-03
Parker Culleton
Tyne Valley, PEI
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 14 (1) (b) - Fishing without a licence. Herring $5,000 fine 2020-11-03
Eric Chiasson
Lamèque, NB
Fishery General Regulations 36 (1) (a) - Possessing fish whose species cannot be readily determined. Clams $440 fine 2020-11-03
Matthew Basque Augustine
Indian Island, NB
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 53 (b) - Possessing snow crab less than the minimum width. Snow Crab $2,400 fine 2020-11-03
John Levi
Elsipogtog, NB
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 53 (b) - Possessing snow crab less than the minimum width. Snow Crab $5,200 fine 2020-11-03
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