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THE QUEBEC REGION BULLETIN
JUNE - JULY 2009/VOLUME 12/NUMBER 3

COMMUNITY SHELLFISH MANAGEMENTCOMMUNITY SHELLFISH
MANAGEMENT ON THE GASPÉ PENINSULA

This spring, the community of Bonaventure achieved a first in Quebec. A citizen’s committee took charge of reopening a shellfish area that can now be managed by the community in collaboration with the relevant authorities. Continued...


INVESTMENTS INVESTMENTS
IN COMMERCIAL FISHING HARBOURS IN QUEBEC

Fisheries and Oceans Canada will invest $29 million in its network of small craft harbours in Quebec.

Over the next two years, $22.5 million will be spent to step up repair and maintenance work at several commercial fishing harbours. Continued...


Bernard BeaudoinA CHANGE AT THE REGIONAL
SMALL CRAFT HARBOURS BRANCH

Since April 1, the Regional Small Craft Harbours Branch has had a new regional director, Bernard Beaudoin, who has taken over from Gervais Bouchard.

Holder of a university diploma in Architecture, Beaudoin entered the Canadian Coast Guard in 1986 as a technical and graphic information technician. Continued...


Patrick Vincent From the wheelhouseA NEW GENERATION TAKES UP THE REINS AT THE
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT BRANCH

The Resource Management Branch is a relatively young organization. Created in 1980, it will turn 30 next year… a youngster, in other words! A number of Branch employees had the opportunity to play an active role in the new organization’s creation and subsequent growth. You have to admit, this kind of opportunity does not arise often. Continued...


JACQUES CARTIERCOMMEMORATIVE MAP
OF JACQUES CARTIER’S FIRST VOYAGE

To signal the 475th anniversary of Jacques Cartier’s arrival on the Gaspé Peninsula in 1534, Fisheries and Oceans Canada have created a commemorative map illustrating the route of the French explorer’s first voyage to America. Continued...


Marcel Boudreau APPOINTMENT
AT THE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND ABORIGINAL FISHERIES BRANCH

Last May, Fisheries and Oceans Canada was pleased to announce the appointment of Marcel Boudreau to the position of Director for Resource Management and Aboriginal Fisheries in Quebec.

Boudreau has over 25 years of experience at Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Since 1983, he has notably held interim positions as Regional Communications Director and as Regional Director for Policies and Economics. Continued...


Andrée BolducA NEW DIRECTOR at
THE CANADIAN HYDROGRAPHIC SERVICE

Last February, Andrée Bolduc was named Director of the Canadian Hydrographic Service, Quebec Region, taking over from Paul Bellemare who recently retired.

Dr. Bolduc holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geology, earned at the University of Ottawa, a Master’s degree in Geo-science from Carleton University and a PhD in Geological Science, from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. Continued...