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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
Daniel Gaudreault (Cap-d'Espoir) Operating a vessel on halibut fishing trips without a commercial fishing licence attached at this vessel Atlantic Halibut $1,000 2020-09-29
Daniel Gaudreault (Cap-d'Espoir) Failing to contact the hail-out system prior to 7 p.m. the day before the fishing trip Atlantic Halibut $500$ 2020-09-29
Steve Albert (Newport) Have, without a replacement authorization, used a vessel to fish mackerel without being named as the operator of that vessel on the licence Mackerel $650 2020-09-29
Richard Albert (Newport) Having fished with a vessel whose registration number does not comply with the requirements of the Fishery Regulations Lobster $500 2020-09-29
Patrice Méthot Grande Rivière Possession of a female lobster carrying eggs Lobster $1,000 and forfeiture of lobster 2020-09-29
Normand J Dupuis (Pabos) Having allowed his vessel to be used in the commercial lobster fishery without a replacement authorization Lobster $750 2020-09-29
Normand J Dupuis (Pabos) Having failed to maintain a true record of his fishing activities in his electronic logbook Lobster $500 2020-09-29
Dominic Dupuis (Pabos) Having, without a replacement authorization, used a vessel to fish lobster without being designated as the operator of that vessel on the licence Lobster $750 2020-09-29
Sylvio Donahue (Percé) Leaving ropes floating on the surface of the water attaching traps to main buoys. Lobster $1,500 2020-09-29
Sylvio Donahue (Percé) Failing to identify each main buoy with a sequential number to identify each fishing gear. Lobster $500 2020-09-29
Sylvio Donahue (Percé) Fishing with fishing gear without the vessel registration number being visible on the buoys. Lobster $750 2020-09-29
Stéphane Lantin (Pabos-Mills) Failed to transmit to DFO their electronic logbook within a maximum of 72 hours following each fishing trip. Lobster $500 2020-09-29
Paul Boutin (Grande Rivière) Failure to complete his electronic logbook and ensure that the data is closed before disembarkation Lobster $750 2020-09-29
Tahar Rouine (Sept-Îles) Fished for lobster without a license for this species Lobster $750 2020-09-24
Tahar Rouine (Sept-Îles) Have been fishing for lobster during a closed period Lobster $500 2020-09-24
Tahar Rouine (Sept-Îles) Having fished lobster other than with a lobster trap Lobster $500 2020-09-24
Carl Boudreau (Sept-Îles) Having fished lobster without holding a licence for this species Lobster $1000 2020-09-24
Carl Boudreau (Sept-Îles) Possessing lobster claws separated from the thorax or carapace of a lobster Lobster $100 2020-09-24
Carl Boudreau (Sept-Îles) Obstructing fishery officers in the performance of their duties Lobster Prohibited from being within 60 meters of Canadian fisheries waters adjacent to the Province of Quebec for a period of one year. 2020-09-24
Marc-Antoine Richard (Havre Saint-Pierre) Possession of lobsters during closed time Lobster $900 2020-09-24
Jacques Arbour (Saint-Siméon) Illegally taking and keeping clams in an area closed by prescription, at the time of harvesting, for reasons of contamination Soft-shell clam $300 and forfeiture of clams and seized objects 2020-09-21
Raynald Bujold (Saint-Siméon) Illegally taking and keeping clams in an area closed by prescription, at the time of harvesting, for reasons of contamination Soft-shell clam $300 and forfeiture of clams and seized objects 2020-09-21
Guylain Deraspe (Shigawake) Failing to transmit logbooks for herring fishing trips Herring $250 and Fall 2021 commercial herring licence suspension 2020-09-21
Normand
Knight (Rivière-au Tonnerre)
Do not release halibut smaller than 85 cm Atlantic Halibut $1300 2020-09-21
Sylvio Moreau Grande Rivière Possession of snow crabs less than 95 mm in width Snow Crab $4500 and forfeiture of small snow crabs 2020-09-21
Michael Lausier (Port Cartier) Having fished lobster without holding a licence authorizing the fishing of this species Lobster $750 2020-09-02
Michael Lausier (Port Cartier) Possession of lobster less than 83 mm in length Lobster $750 2020-09-02
Michael Lausier (Port Cartier) Possessing a female lobster carrying eggs Lobster $900 2020-09-02
Michael Lausier (Port Cartier) Having fished lobster other than by boat and lobster trap Lobster  $600 2020-09-02
Vicky Tremblay (Port Cartier) Having fished lobster without holding a licence authorizing the fishing of this species Lobster $750 2020-09-02
Vicky Tremblay (Port Cartier) Possession of lobster less than 83 mm in length Lobster $750 2020-09-02
Vicky Tremblay (Port Cartier) Possession of a female lobster carrying eggs Lobster $900 2020-09-02
Vicky Tremblay (Port Cartier) Have fished lobster other than by boat and lobster trap Lobster $600 2020-09-02
Nicolas Roy (New Richmond) Illegally taking and keeping clams in an area closed by prescription, at the time of harvesting, for reasons of contamination. Soft-shell clam $150 and forfeiture of clams and seized objects 2020-08-24
Solange J Arsenault (New Richmond) Illegally taking and keeping clams in an area closed by prescription, at the time of harvesting, for reasons of contamination. Soft-shell clam $150 and forfeiture of clams and seized objects 2020-08-24
Etienne Landry (Carleton) Illegally taking and keeping clams in an area closed by prescription, at the time of harvesting, for reasons of contamination. Soft-shell clam $225 and forfeiture of clams and seized objects 2020-08-24
Bernard Dugas (Carleton) Illegally taking and keeping clams in an area closed by prescription, at the time of harvesting, for reasons of contamination. Soft-shell clam $500 and forfeiture of clams and seized objects 2020-08-24
Alex Aucoin
(Cap-aux-Meules)
To have made 8 fishing trips with an inactive vessel satellite tracking system Scallop $1,000 2020-08-19
David Burke (Grosse-Île) Having lifted fishing gear before 5 a.m. Lobster $750 2020-08-19
Travis Camus
(Petit-Étang)
Contravening the terms and conditions of his license by failing to complete his log book prior to arriving at the wharf Atlantic Halibut $2,000 and forfeiture of $7,350 profit from the sale of fish 2020-08-19
Chad Clark
(Fatima)
Having traps on board during closed time (fishing before opening/early departure) Lobster $500 and licence suspension order for the first thirty minutes of the 2021 season 2020-08-19
Albéric Cyr
(Havre-aux-Maisons)
Have used for fishing a vessel that does not have a valid vessel registration number on each side Lobster $250 2020-08-19
Gérald Cyr
(Grande-Entrée)
Failure to provide a valid and properly completed tag book to a fishery officer upon request Lobster $1,500 2020-08-19
Hermel Cyr
(Havre-aux-Maisons)
Having fished without having valid licence conditions on hand Lobster $1,750 2020-08-19
Philippe Doyle
(Havre-aux-Maisons)
Non-regulatory codend Yellowtail flounder $500 2020-08-19
Philippe Doyle
(Havre-aux-Maisons)
Failing to immediately release fish below the size specified in the small fish release protocol as specified in the licence conditions Yellowtail flounder $300 2020-08-19
Dusty-Lee Eloquin (L’Étang-du-Nord) Not having made his exit call properly 19 times Yellowtail flounder $750 2020-08-19
Dusty-Lee Eloquin (L’Étang-du-Nord) To have returned to port without hail-in or call other than disembarkation, 3 times. Yellowtail flounder $750 2020-08-19
Dusty-Lee Eloquin (L’Étang-du-Nord) Failure to complete the logbook section of the combined form 24 times prior to docking Yellowtail flounder $1,000 2020-08-19
Dusty-Lee Eloquin (L’Étang-du-Nord) Incorrect/inactive SSN 9 times Yellowtail flounder $1,500 2020-08-19
Jocelyn Haché
(La Meque)
Possession of snow crab less than 95 mm in length Snow Crab $4,680 2020-08-19
Samuel Lapierre (Havre-aux-Maisons) Possession of lobster under the legal size of 83 mm Lobster $650 2020-08-19
Elphège Lelièvre (Chandler) Possession of snow crab less than 95 mm Snow Crab $3,840 2020-08-19
Elphège Lelièvre (Chandler) Having had in his possession a female snow crab Snow Crab $500 2020-08-19
Bernard Poirier (Repentigny) Having fished for surf clams in an area closed by prescription Surf clam $300 2020-08-19
Stanley Quinn (Fatima) Possession of whelks less than 75 mm in size Whelk $750 2020-08-19
Yves Thériault
(Fatima)
Having contravened his licence conditions by failing to submit his duly completed logbooks to DFO before the Wednesday following the previous fishing week Lobster $300 2020-08-19
Karen Turnbull (Grosse-Île) Logbook not filled out before arrival at the dock Atlantic Halibut $500 2020-08-19
Léon Vigneau (Bassin) Possession of a female lobster carrying eggs Lobster $1,000 2020-08-19
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