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THE QUEBEC REGION BULLETIN
APRIL - MAY 2011/VOLUME 14/NUMBER 2

Carleton wharf after the storm. Repairing Quebec's fishing harbours

The Government of Canada will invest up to $20.3 million to clean up and repair the fishing harbours in Quebec that were damaged by storms in December 2010. This sum will fund cleanup and repair projects in more than 35 harbours. CONTINUED...


Integrated Aboriginal Contribution 
Management Framework Integrated Aboriginal Contribution
Management Framework

The purpose of the Integrated Aboriginal Contribution Management Framework is to ease the administrative burden associated with the seven Fisheries and Oceans Canada programs pertaining to Aboriginal fisheries programs by making them more flexible and adaptable. CONTINUED...


The Capelin Observers Network The Capelin Observers Network posts its data online!

Fisheries and Oceans Canada has posted the Capelin Observers Network Internet Registry online. The network’s members conduct a community watch to locate reproduction sites and catalogue capelin spawning periods.

Observers who have used the special phone line in recent years to report capelin spawning observations in the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence can now also use this new tool. CONTINUED...


CCGS F.G. Creed A new season of
hydrographic surveys

The Canadian Hydrographic Service launched the new season of hydrographic surveys in Quebec. The surveys primarily focus on the navigation channel in the St. Lawrence, the ports of Sept-Îles, Montréal and Trois-Rivières, as well as approximately 15 harbours on the Gaspé Peninsula's, the North Shore and the Magdalen Islands. CONTINUED...


Whale-watching cruse  An educational kit
for the observation of marine mammals at risk

Disturbance by watercraft can be a source of stress for marine mammals and affect the recovery of species at risk. To raise public awareness about good practices for marine mammal observation, the Réseau d’observation de mammifères marins (ROMM) has developed an educational kit.

The explanations provided in the kit encourage observers at sea to adopt adequate behaviour. CONTINUED...


Thank you to all volunteers

National Volunteer Week occurred in April. During this week, a special Infoceans edition was published online. We invite you to discover the work done by the people who volunteer their time to the safety of navigation in Quebec, the protection of aquatic ecosystems or the economic prosperity of our coastal communities.

Special Edition – National Volunteer Week


Canada’s
fish and seafood exports

Canadian fish and seafood products generated more than $3.9 billion in export revenues in 2010, an increase of more than 7 percent from 2009. Fish and seafood are the second largest group of food products exported from Canada. CONTINUED...