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The Administration portuaire de l’est de la Basse-Côte-Nord:
Driving development

Incorporated since early March 2010, the Administration portuaire de l’est de la Basse-Côte-Nord, otherwise known at the Eastern Lower North Shore Harbour Authority, is managing a $1.6 million floating wharf development project on the Lower North Shore. This new harbour authority is the outcome of the merger of five former harbour authorities, the ones at Blanc-Sablon, Baie de Brador, Middle Bay, Rivière-Saint-Paul and Vieux-Fort. Continued...

From the wheelhouse
Fisheries and Oceans Canada makes changes
to meet today’s challenges

On January 1, 2010, the brand new Catch Certification Office at Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) delivered the first certificate meeting the European Union’s regulatory requirements regarding illegal fishing. This event may have seemed unremarkable to some, but it was the outcome of unstinting work on the part of DFO to guarantee the Canadian fisheries and aquaculture industry access to foreign markets. Continued...

Geomatics to the rescue
of the American Eel

The American Eel population in North America has fallen sharply over the last 30 years, particularly in the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence watershed. What has caused this situation and what can be done to remedy it? Geomatics can help us find answers to these questions. Continued...

Patrol project in Quebec
aids Copper Redhorse recovery

During the summer of 2010, through the efforts of Comité de concertation et de valorisation du bassin de la rivière Richelieu (COVABAR) awareness officers, nearly 1,800 people were informed about the precarious status of the Copper Redhorse, a freshwater fish at risk found nowhere else in the world but in Quebec. Continued...

Funding for
aquaculture innovation in Quebec

Three innovative projects designed to improve production and the economic performance of Quebec’s shellfish farming industry have received $127,000 in total funding from the Government of Canada via the Aquaculture Innovation and Market Access Program. Continued...

Research and development
in aquaculture in Quebec

Four new aquaculture projects in Quebec have received funding via the Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program. These projects aim to improve cooperation in research and development and they will be carried out over the next two or three years. Continued...