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Bibliography of the Maurice Lamontagne Institute

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SIMARD, N. (ed.), 1999. The St. Lawrence marine environment : knowledge and action : 1993-1998. Molecular Ecology Resources, 9(Suppl.1): 181-187 .

[Abstract only available in French]
Cette publication s'adresse au grand public comme aux gestionnaires de l'environnement ou à toute autre personne intéressée par un aspect ou l'autre du milieu marin. Elle propose un portrait global de la contribution du MPO aux principaux résultats des programmes environnementaux liés au Saint-Laurent marin de 1993 à 1998. On y trouvera également de l'information sur l'orientation future des programmes du MPO, particulièrement dans le cadre de la Loi sur les océans et de la participation du ministère à la phase III du Plan d'action Saint-Laurent Vision 2000.

ST. LAWRENCE BELUGA RECOVERY COMMITTEE (Canada), 1998. Implementation of the St. Lawrence Beluga Recovery Plan : 1996-1997. Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Mont-Joli, Québec and World Wildlife Fund Canada, Montréal, 102 p .

MAURICE LAMONTAGNE INSTITUTE, 1998. Monitoring ice fishing in the Saguenay Fjord. Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Mont-Joli, Québec (Fact sheet on the state of the marine environment of the St. Lawrence), 6 p .

MAURICE LAMONTAGNE INSTITUTE, 1997. PAHs in the Saguenay fjord. Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Mont-Joli, Québec (Fact sheet on the state of the marine environment of the St. Lawrence), 8 p .

MAURICE LAMONTAGNE INSTITUTE, 1997. Contamination of Baie des Anglais. Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Mont-Joli, Québec (Fact sheet on the state of the marine environment of the St. Lawrence), 8 p .

MAURICE LAMONTAGNE INSTITUTE, 1996. Mercury contamination of northern shrimp in the Saguenay fjord. Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Mont-Joli, Québec (Fact sheet on the state of the marine environment of the St. Lawrence), 6 p .

MAURICE LAMONTAGNE INSTITUTE. SCIENCE BRANCH, GULF FISHERIES CENTRE, SCIENCE BRANCH, BEDFORD INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY, 1996. Potential consequences of a PCB spill from the barge Irving Whale on the marine environment of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Gulf Fisheries Centre & Bedford Institute of Oceanography, 51 p .

This document provides scientific advice on the potential impacts of s PCB spill from the barge Irving Whale on the marine environment of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Although all available information was collected to assess the potential impacts of a PCB spill, the paucity of data on PCBs in the Gulf as well as the limitations of the models used mean that it is the order of magnitude of the results which should be focuses on, and not the numbers thermselsves. Two independent approaches were used to build a PCB mass budget for the Estuary and Gulf system. The resulting estimate of the present total load of PCBs in the Estuary and Gulf is in the order of 72 - 85 metric tonnes (T), more than 80 % of the total load being associated with sediments. PCBs initially contained in the barge (7.25 T) would then represent about 8 - 10 % of the estimated total load. Three different scenarios for a possible PCB spill from the Irving Whale were examined : 1) a slow intermittent or continuous leak of PCBs from the barge; 2) a large release of PCBs from the barge near the bottom; and 3) a large release pf PCBs from the barge in surface waters. While the first scenario could occur if the barge is left unremediated, the secon and third scenarios are largely related to salvage operations. The report examines the possible fate of PCBs and their potential impacts for each of these scenarios.

MAURICE LAMONTAGNE INSTITUTE, 1995. Aerial census of the St. Lawrence beluga population. Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Mont-Joli, Québec (Fact sheet on the state of the marine environment of the St. Lawrence), 4 p .

MAURICE LAMONTAGNE INSTITUTE. SCIENCE BRANCH, GULF FISHERIES CENTRE. SCIENCE BRANCH, 1995. Compilation of the reports on the status of groundfish stocks of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. DFO, Atlantic Fisheries, Stock Status Report, 95/5, 114 p .