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THE QUEBEC REGION BULLETIN
DECEMBER 2010 - JANUARY 2011/VOLUME 13/NUMBER 6

Happy Holidays Holiday wishes

As this year comes to a close, we wish each and every one of you and your families a joyous holiday period. This time of rejoicing, often connected to the year’s achievements, is a good moment for an organization to take stock of the events that occurred during the year just ending. Continued ...


Awards presentation Awards presentation
Harbour Authority Recognition Program

Three Quebec volonteers have received distinction awards from the Harbour Authority Recognition Program for Quebec. Fisheries and Oceans Canada thereby recognizes the work and efforts of harbour authorities members by officially saluting their contribution to the achievement of Small Craft Harbour Program objectives. Continued ...


Biodiversity
The DNA Barcode The DNA barcode
at the service of marine biodiversity

Traditionally, species were identified on the basis of their morphology. But using a new method, DNA barcoding, we can now identify species by means of their genetic characteristics. These method make it possible to identify organisms quickly, easily and cheaply. The DNA barcode will have practical benefits.

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Lobster New integrated fisheries management plan
for Area 22 lobster

Fisheries and Oceans Canada has completed the new integrated fisheries management plan for lobster in Area 22, which surrounds the Magdalen Islands. This plan, by consolidating the information needed to understand issues surrounding a fishery, provides a framework for efforts to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of marine resources. Continued ...


Large number of groundings
involving pleasure craft

There were many groundings by pleasure craft in 2010, particularly in the metropolitan area. This situation could well be connected to water levels, which remained exceptionally low in that area throughout the summer of 2010. Continued ...


Marine Engineering Officer at Work Recruitment underway
Marine engineering officer

Are you interested in a career as a marine engineering officer with the Canadian Coast Guard? A career in this field calls for good manual dexterity and a marked interest for science and technological equipment. The marine engineering officer must be able to quickly spot the causes of a breakdown and react effectively.

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