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Good practices guides
to protect and conserve fish habitat

Three good-practices guides on how to protect fish and their habitats have been published by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region.

The Fish Habitat Primer is a guide for anyone interested in the health of lakes, fish and their habitats, providing information and food for thought on the subject.

The Dock Primer is for both buyers and do-it-yourselfers. It provides information about quality docks and building practices that are harmless to fish habitats.

The Shore Primer explains how to protect and nurture the bank and shoreline of a water body. It also shows people who live on the shore interesting ways to restore the health and beauty of watersides that have been modified in the past.

Telephone: 418-775-0726
Toll Free: 1-877-722-4828

Nathalie St-Hilaire
Ecosystem Management

Cultivating at the water’s edge

A poster on environment-friendly cultivation practices has been produced by the Regroupement des associations pour la protection de l’environnement des lacs et des cours d’eau (RAPPEL), in collaboration with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Québec Region, the Fédération de l’UPA-Estrie, the Université de Sherbrooke and the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec.

Entitled Cultivating at the water’s edge, this poster is intended for farmers with land along the water's edge. It prompts farmers to re-examine their agricultural practices through greener lenses and lists new practices farmers can adopt to contribute to the health of streams.

Two simple illustrations compare farming practices that have a detrimental impact on the aquatic environment and fish habitat with ones that take protecting that same environment into account. The poster also shows ten of the biggest impacts farming practices can have on the aquatic environment. Other important information on agriculture is presented on the back of the poster.

You can get copies of the Primers and the poster Cultivating at the water’s edge in English or French free of charge by contacting Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Cultivating at the water’s edge (PDF)

Telephone: 418-775-0726
Toll Free: 1-877-722-4828

Nathalie St-Hilaire
Ecosystem Management


The Fisheries and Oceans Canada Web site regularly presents new, easy-to-read articles on research work being conducted by the Department’s scientific teams across the country.

These new articles on projects in Quebec have been added in the last few months:

Other Feature Articles


The following science advisory reports are now available on the Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat’s Web site, in the CSAS Publications section, Science Advisory Reports (2005+) for 2010 and 2011: