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THE QUEBEC REGION BULLETIN
DECEMBER 2009 - JANUARY 2010/VOLUME 12/NUMBER 6

Image de l'article 'Nos meilleurs voeux pour 2010' Best wishes
for 2010

Throughout 2009, we continued to work together to fulfill the Fisheries and Oceans Canada mission, which is to offer the Canadian population safe and accessible waterways, healthy and productive aquatic ecosystems, and sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Continued...


Image de l'article 'Travaux de réfection du NGCC Tracy' Repair work
on CCGS Tracy

Last September in Les Méchins, Steven Blaney, the Member of Parliament for Lévis-Bellechasse, announced on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the awarding of a $6.8-million contract to Groupe Maritime Verreault inc. This funding will provide assistance to Quebec’s shipbuilding industry and economic sector. Continued...


Image de l'article 'Nouveau directeur de secteur aux Îles-de-la-Madeleine' A new director
for the Magdalen Islands Area

On December 1, 2009, a new director was appointed to the DFO’s Magdalen Islands Area. Christian Houle has joined the Area’s team to continue the work of Roger Simon, who had headed the team for many years. Backed by extensive management experience acquired while in the public sector with Statistics Canada, Houle successively worked as senior analyst, survey manager, data interpretation workshop manager, chief analysis consultant and editing manager. Continued...


Image de l'article 'Prix de distinction pour les administrations portuaires' Recognition Awards
for harbour authorities

Last October, for the second consecutive year, the Regional Small Craft Harbours Branch, Quebec Region, held a ceremony to present the Small Craft Harbours recognition awards. This ceremony aims to acknowledge the work, accomplishments and efforts of harbour authority (HA) members in Québec. Continued...


Image de l'article 'Restructuration de la pêche au homard : Mesures transitoires à court terme' Rebuilding the lobster fishery
Short-Term Transitional Measures

Last June, the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada announced that the Government of Canada agreed to invest $65 million to help lobster harvesters in Atlantic Canada. This grant was awarded to counter the difficult market conditions that have resulted from the global economic recession. Continued...


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