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Madelimer inc. fined $9,000 for offences under the Fish Inspection Act

December 10, 2009, Montreal, Quebec - On October 22, 2008, at the Havre-Aubert courthouse, Madelimer inc., located in Grande-Entrée, Magdalen Islands, pled guilty and was convicted of three counts of violating the Fish Inspection Act and Regulations.

The Court of Québec ordered the company to pay a fine of $3,000 per count for a total of $9,000.

The offences, which occurred between May 14 and 18, 2007, involved in two cases the company’s shipping lobster to another province without having a certificate of registration as required under the Fish Inspection Regulations. The third count involved packaging lobster in a false or misleading manner under the terms of the Regulations, thereby contravening the Fish Inspection Act.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is responsible for enforcing a variety of federal statutes, including the Fish Inspection Act and Regulations. This Act governs the shipping of fish or marine plants between provinces.

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Information:

Mélanie Cardin
Communications, Quebec Area
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Telephone: 514-283-3815, ext. 4220
Fax: 514-283-7847