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
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
Eric Brideau
Val-Comeau, NB
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 $17,000 fine 2020-10-28
Jean LeBouthillier
Caraquet, NB
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 52 (a) - Fishing for crab during a close time. Snow Crab $7,500 fine 2020-10-28
Gordon Hachey
Atholville, NB
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations  62 (a) –  Catching and retaining in any day from the specified waters more salmon than the specified quota Salmon $500 fine 2020-10-26
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations 60 -  Fishing for salmon by a prohibited method Salmon $500 fine 2020-10-26
Yves Haché

Le Goulet, NB
Fisheries Act 43.4 (1) - Failure to comply with any terms and conditions of a permission, lease or licence.

Non-compliant gillnet size
Herring $750 fine 2020-10-20
Yves Mallet
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. Softshell clams $200 fine 2020-10-20
Angus Robert Spears
Regina Beach, SK
Fisheries Act 43.4(1) -  Failure to comply with any terms and conditions of a permission, lease or licence.

Fishing prior to installation of DFO electronic monitoring device (tuna camera) as requested by a Fishery Officer.
Bluefin Tuna $750 fine 2020-10-15
Réginald Gionet
Caraquet, NB
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 53 (a) - Possessing snow crab less than the minimum width. Snow Crab $7,700 fine 2020-10-13
Richard Robichaud
Miscou, NB
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 57 (2) - Possessing lobster shorter than the minimum size in a lobster fishing area. Lobster $5,200 fine 2020-10-13
Darren Ashley
Northport, PEI
Fisheries Act 43.4(1) Failure to comply with any terms and conditions of a permission, lease or licence.

Fishing herring with gill nets without a valid tag attached and non-compliant net.
Herring $6,000 fine 2020-10-06
Luc Bussières
Pigeon Hill, NB
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations  57 (a) -  Fishing without a licence for oysters in a specified area during specified yearly close time. Oysters $4,167 fine 2020-09-08
Dale Trenholm
Bayfield, NS
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 91 (3)  Catching and retaining while recreational fishing more groundfish than the specified aggregate quota. Winter Flounder $500 fine 2020-08-24
Angus G. Macdonald
Port-Hood, NS
Fisheries Act 43.4 (1) - Failure to comply with any terms and conditions of a permission, lease or licence.

Line violation and forfeiture of one trap.
Snow Crab $4,000 fine 2020-08-18
Fisheries Act 43.4 (1) - Failure to comply with any terms and conditions of a permission, lease or licence.

No record of tags
Snow Crab $750 fine 2020-08-18
James W. Gavin
Tignish, PEI
Fisheries Act 43.4 (1) - Failure to comply with any terms and conditions of a permission, lease or licence.

Fishing in an unauthorized area x2
Snow Crab $10,000 fine 2020-08-18
Fisheries Act 43.4 (1) - Failure to comply with any terms and conditions of a permission, lease or licence.

Failure to hail-out to go crab fishing to a DMP company.
Snow Crab $750 fine 2020-08-18
Fisheries Act 43.4 (1) - Failure to comply with any terms and conditions of a permission, lease or licence.

Failure to embark an at-sea observer at the request of a fishery officer.
Snow Crab $750 fine 2020-08-18
Fisheries Act 34.4(1) - Fail to have both operators/license holders onboard while partaking in crab fishing activities. Snow Crab $750 fine 2020-08-18
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.

Provided a false statement to a fishery officer during an interview.
Snow Crab $750 fine 2020-08-18
Louis Paulin
Lamèque, NB
Atlantic Fishery Regulations 57 (1) (b) – Possessing lobster during close time. Lobster $900 fine 2020-08-17
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations 57 (b) - Fishing without a licence for oysters in a specified area during specified weekly close time. Oyster $250 fine 2020-08-17
Fisheries Act 62 –  No person shall obstruct or hinder a fishery officer, a fishery guardian or an inspector who is carrying out duties or functions under this Act.

Poaching
Oyster, lobster and clams $700 fine 2020-08-17
Fernand Savoie
Lamèque, NB
Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations 34 - Catching and retaining from the specified waters any clam of a specified species less than the specified minimum length. Clams $200 fine 2020-08-17
Fisheries Act 62 –  No person shall obstruct or hinder a fishery officer, a fishery guardian or an inspector who is carrying out duties or functions under this Act. $700 fine 2020-08-17
Gildard Chiasson
Pigeon Hill, NB
Fishery General Regulations 22 (7) - Failing to comply with any condition of the licence.

Failure of returning to water a bycatch of American plaice.
Smelt $600 fine 2020-08-04
Ryan Pettigrew
Salmon Beach, NB
Fishery General Regulations 22 (7) - Failing to comply with any condition of the licence.

Failure of returning a female lobster in the water
Lobster $1,000 fine 2020-07-27
Yves Gagnon
Inkerman, NB
Fishery General Regulations 22 (7) - Failing to comply with any condition of the licence.

Failure of having a logbook and permit.
Lobster $1,800 fine 2020-07-16
Eldon Haché

Le Goulet, NB
Atlantic Fisheries Regulations 57 (2) - Possessing lobster shorter than the minimum size in a lobster fishing area. Lobster $4,550 fine 2020-07-14
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