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Fishery officer for a day

In June 2010, the Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Conservation and Protection Branch, Southern Gaspé District, gave four pupils enrolled at primary schools in the region the opportunity to become fishery officers for a day. During this time, the lucky students chosen for this activity were accompanied by two fishery officers based in Grande-Rivière as they patrolled on land and sea. They visited fish stores and processing plants, and met with a few fish harvesters.

This experience was made possible through the school program organized by the Conservation and Protection Branch. During the school year, fishery officers met with pupils enrolled in Grade 6 to raise their awareness about the need to protect aquatic resources and fish habitat as well as about the work done by fishery officers. All the students who participated in these encounters were eligible for a draw to select who would become fishery officers for a day.

Fishery officers Pierre Gagnon and Colette Major accompany Audrey-Jade Couture and Gabriel Duguay, pupils at Grande-Rivière’s École Bon-Pasteur.
Fishery officer Pierre Gagnon with Olivier Goulet and Audreyann Bélanger from École Le Bois-Vivant in New Richmond.

New aquaculture pages
on the Web

A new Web section on aquaculture has just been added to the Department’s regional site.

It presents a comprehensive range of information on the establishment of aquaculture projects in marine environments in Quebec; in particular, it informs about such things as application and site modification guides and the various funding programs available.

In addition, via this section viewers can access a brand new geo-referenced data base that provides detailed information on aquaculture projects already authorized in Quebec. The data base holds information on the operators, the species farmed, and the type of aquaculture activities practiced at each site; the information can be accessed via a list or a map. Viewers can also see the location of each approved site on a nautical chart or satellite map.

Aquaculture section
Quebec Region Web site

A CAREER with the Canadian Coast Guard

The Canadian Coast Guard offers some interesting career opportunities. Here are just a few of them:

  • Electronics technician
  • Engine room rating
  • Deckhand / Helms (man/woman)
  • Marine communications and traffic services officer
  • Marine engineer
  • Navigation officer

For more information:

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