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THE QUEBEC REGION BULLETIN
APRIL - MAY 2009/VOLUME 12/NUMBER 2

Fisheries Officer Jean-Claude Richard checking to make sure the seal’s skull is properly crushed, indicating brain deathSHORT SEAL HUNTING SEASON
ON THE MAGDALEN ISLANDS

On March 23, the competitive hunt opened and some twenty boats headed out to the ice pack, while several squads took part in the hunt on land. In all, the 300 to 350 participants harvested nearly 20,000 seals in a few days. Continued...


FUNDING TO SUPPORT
AQUACULTURE INNOVATION
IN QUEBEC

Two innovative projects for improving the production and economic performance of Quebec’s shellfish farming industry will receive the total sum of $141,000 from the Government of Canada. Continued...


QUEBEC’S FISHING INDUSTRY
2008 REPORT

In 2008, Quebec’s fishers landed 58,489 t of fish and crustaceans with a value of $140.3 million. Continued...


KEEP YOUR NAUTICAL CHARTS CURRENT:
TO MATCH REALITY!

The shipping season is about to begin again and quite a few of you have already begun to get ready. But have you thought about up-dating your charts? Continued...


Notices to Mariners www.notmar.gc.caTHE NOTICES TO MARINERS WEB SITE: NOTMAR.GC.CA

Are you familiar with Notices to Mariners, a navigation tool developed and maintained by the Canadian Coast Guard? This unique reference system transmits complete information about obstructions to navigation Continued...


Louis Arsenault, Canadian Coast Guard AuxiliaryVOLUNTEERS
SAVING LIVES AT SEA…

FOR OVER 30 YEARS

The volunteer marine rescuers of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary (CCGA) take part in hundreds of search and rescue mis-sions every year, thereby saving many lives. Continued...