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THE QUEBEC REGION BULLETIN
JUNE - JULY 2010/VOLUME 13/NUMBER 3

Roberta Miller in the collection room Biodiversity MAURICE LAMONTAGNE INSTITUTE’S
MARINE ORGANISM COLLECTION

The Maurice Lamontagne Institute is home to a well-protected treasure trove that continues to grow from the discoveries made by its marine scientists, and even fish harvesters. Its collection room is a genuine museum filled with marine organisms that have been patiently collected for future generations. Continued...


: A biologist from Fisheries and Oceans Canada visiting a site. in the field
PROTECTING FISH HABITAT

Since 2008, biologists have been hard at work in the field, visiting construction sites and locations where work has been carried to verify compliance with DFO-required measures, and their effectiveness. They also explain to stakeholders why they must comply with Department requirements. Continued...


March 2010 sampling team. The probe used is in the middle of the group. THE GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE
UNUSUALLY WARM

The annual helicopter-based survey of the physical oceanographic conditions in the Gulf of St. Lawrence recorded record-high winter temperatures in March 2010. The effects of these oceanographic conditions will persist throughout the year. Continued...


Three students during a search and rescue exercise THE 35th SEASON
OF THE INSHORE RESCUE BOAT SERVICE

Since its inception, the Inshore Rescue Boat Service has become increasingly popular among recreational boaters and has earned a well-deserved reputation. The 36 participating Quebec students carried out more than 475 search and rescue missions in 2009, a source of great pride to them. Continued...


Water analysis in an Environment Canada laboratory SHELLFISH AND CLAMS FOR SUPPER?
EAT SAFELY!

Every year, thousands of harvesters who eat or sell shellfish visit some 300 shellfish beds along Quebec’s shores. Unfortunately, not everyone takes the trouble to check whether the shellfish are safe to eat. Yet the risks are very real… Continued...


Québec Welcomes the
2010 Canadian Hydrographic Conference

The 36th edition of the Canadian Hydrographic Conference opens in a few days time in Quebec City. Some 400 members of the international hydrographic community will gather to explore the theme, Hydrography: Science, technology and people dedicated to the maritime world. Continued...


Harvesting lobsters LOBSTER INDUSTRY
PROSPERITY AND SUSTAINABILITY

Over the last few years, the global economic and financial crisis has contributed to the collapse of lobster prices. The purpose of the Atlantic Lobster Sustainability Measures program is to develop and implement long-term solutions to consolidate the lobster fishing industry. Continued...