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THE QUEBEC REGION BULLETIN
APRIL - MAY 2009/VOLUME 12/NUMBER 2
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Identification Booklet AQUATIC INVADERS:
AN IDENTIFICATION BOOKLET

People using the marine environment in Eastern Canada will now be better equipped to help fight invasive aquatic species.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada has just produced a booklet identifying the principal species that have invaded some areas in Eastern Canada. It provides information on how to recognize undesirable species and describes what people can do to keep them from spreading and settling here permanently.

This booklet is particularly useful for people involved in activities that take place on the water and who are likely to observe invasive species and report their presence: fishers, aquaculturers, mariners, divers, mollusc harvesters, etc. It is available at Fisheries and Oceans Canada offices.

Gaspe–Lower-St.Lawrence: 418-368-5559
Magdalen Islands: 418-986-2095
North Shore: 1-800-463-1729



NEW SCIENCE ADVISORY REPORTS
ON THE INTERNET

The following science advisory reports are now available on the Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat’s Internet site, www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/csas/, in the CSAS Publications section, Science Advisory Reports (2005+), years 2008 and 2009:

  • Recovery potential assessment for freshwater harbour seal, Phoca vitulina mellonae, (Lac des Loups Marins Designated Unit (DU) (2008/062)
  • Assessment of shrimp stocks in the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence in 2008 (2009/01)
  • Assessment of cod stock in the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence (3Pn,4RS) in 2008 (2009/010)