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THE QUEBEC REGION BULLETIN
AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2009/VOLUME 12/NUMBER 4

Minister Shea visits
the Magdalen Islands

The Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, the Honourable Gail Shea, was on the Magdalen Islands last July 17.

The Minister was on the Islands to announce funding for the aquaculture industry through the Aquaculture Innovation and Market Access Program (AIMAP). She also used her visit to meet with various marine industry stakeholders on the Islands. Continued...


Inauguration of the hovercraft
ACV Mamilossa

The new Canadian Coast Guard air cushion vehicle, the ACV Mamilossa, was inaugurated by the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, last July 30 in Trois-Rivières. The ceremony included a blessing and purification following the Abenaki tradition. Continued...


Aquaculture innovation
in Quebec

Three Quebec projects will receive a total of $66,000 in federal funding to help them innovate their operations, boost their productivity and improve the economic performance of the enterprises receiving funding. Continued...


wolffishSpecies at risk:
Exemplary practices

Since the Species at Risk Act came into force, fish harvesters have had to record in a logbook any accidental catches of species at risk, particularly spotted wolffish and northern wolffish. Information on these species is very useful and provides biologists responsible for monitoring the evolution of various species with data they need. Continued...