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Quebec region convictions under the Fisheries Act
Name and Place of Residence Charge Information (Section & Description) Species Penalties, Forfeitures, Prohibitions or Orders Dates of Conviction
Stéphane Huard (Chandler) Fishing for lobster without a licence Lobster $2,000 and confiscation of lobsters seized objects 2021-07-07
Stéphane Huard (Chandler) Have been in possession of undersized lobsters Lobster $1,000 2021-07-07
Noël Morin (Gascon) Failing to complete their electronic logbook and ensure that the data is closed before landing their lobster catch Lobster $750 2021-06-21
Yves Beaulieu (Bonaventure) Illegally taking and keeping clams in an area closed by ordinance for harvesting due to contamination Soft-shell clam $300 and confiscation of seized clams and objects 2021-05-20
Mario Gagnon (Baie Comeau) Having fished lobster without a license and other than with a trap Lobster $4,250 2021-04-29
Patrick Gagnon (Baie Comeau) Having fished lobster without a license and other than with a trap Lobster $2,500 and confiscation of fishing equipment 2021-04-29
Bruno Duguay
(Chandler)
Have been in possession of snow crabs that are less than 95 mm wide Snow Crab $2,600 and confiscation of small snow crabs 2021-04-23
Bruno Duguay
(Chandler)
Failure to complete your electronic logbook and ensure that the data is closed before arriving in port Snow Crab $750 2021-04-23
Bruno Duguay
(Chandler)
Failing to complete the gear tag record attached to the licence condition Snow Crab $750 2021-04-23
Philippe Lebreux (Grande Rivière) Have been in possession of snow crabs that are less than 95 mm wide Snow Crab $3,000 and confiscation of small snow crabs 2021-04-23
André Longuépée
(Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan)
Have exceeded the maximum allowable rope length of 6.4 m to connect a secondary buoy to a main buoy Snow Crab $1,500 2021-04-20
Remi Blais
(Sept-Îles)
Do not have a biodegradable escape opening on a trap Lobster $500 2021-04-07
Remi Blais
(Sept-Îles)
Have an escape opening of less than 47 mm on a trap Lobster $500 2021-04-07
Remi Blais
(Sept-Îles)
Fished with a lobster trap without a valid tag Lobster $750 2021-04-07
Arnaud Landry
(Havre-Saint-Pierre)
Have been in possession of snow crabs smaller than the regulation size of 95 mm Snow Crab $2,075 2021-04-07
Arnaud Landry
(Havre-Saint-Pierre)
Have been in possession of snow crabs smaller than the regulation size of 95 mm Snow Crab $2,100 2021-04-07
Jean-Yves Noel
(Longueuil)
Having left fishing gear in the waters of the St. Lawrence River during a closed period Snow Crab $4,300 2021-04-07
Jean-Yves Noel
(Longueuil)
Having had in his possession snow crabs from which the parts or the flesh have been separated from the carapace Snow Crab $1,500 2021-04-07
Jean-Yves Noel
(Longueuil)
Have been in possession of snow crabs smaller than the regulation size of 95 mm Snow Crab $1,825 2021-04-07
Jean-Yves Noel
(Longueuil)
Failing to comply with licence conditions by failing to land and weigh all fish caught Snow Crab $1,000 2021-04-07
Sylvain Petitpas (Havre-Saint-Pierre) Refusing to allow an at-sea observer to board his vessel Snow Crab $1,000 2021-04-07
Samuel Thirnish
(Sept-Îles)
Have been in possession of snow crabs smaller than the regulation size of 95 mm Snow Crab $5,725 2021-04-07
Samuel Thirnish
(Sept-Îles)
Have been in possession of snow crabs smaller than the regulation size of 95 mm Snow Crab $11,750 2021-04-07
André Benoit Cotton (Rivière-au-Renard) Without authorization, fishing for shrimp without being designated as the operator of the licence assigned to the vessel Shrimp $500 2021-04-03
Mathieu Girard
(Gaspé)
Without authorization, allowing his vessel to be used for shrimp fishing without the name of the person using the vessel appearing on the fishing licence Shrimp $2,000 2021-04-03
Carl Hunt (Saint-Georges-de-Malbaie, Percé)
Possession of a female lobster with mutilations and/or V-shaped notches on the uropods adjacent to the telson Lobster $500 2021-04-03
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