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The Honourable Keith Ashfield The Honourable Keith Ashfield
New Minister of Fisheries and Oceans

The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament for the federal riding of Fredericton in New Brunswick, was appointed Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. He will also be sitting on two Cabinet committees: the Committee on Operations, which provides day-to-day coordination of the government’s agenda, and the Committee on Economic Prosperity and Sustainable Growth, which considers sectoral issues including natural resources, fisheries and agriculture. CONTINUED...

Grande-Entrée harbour in the middle of the night. A successful 136th annual deployment of lobster traps on the Magdalen Islands

On May 7, 2011, the Magdalen Islands lobster harvest kicked off with its 325 lobster harvesters taking to the water to set their traps. To ensure the safe departure of the lobster boats from the nine Islands harbours, our conservation and protection services had to make use of all the resources. CONTINUED...

The Electronic LogbookIntroduction of the
electronic logbook

In 2011, 84 lobster harvesters from the Gaspé Peninsula and the Magdalen Islands as well as 14 shrimpers will be using software to transmit their data electronically. In 2012, use of the electronic logbook will become mandatory for Gaspé Peninsula lobster harvesters and for shrimpers fishing in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.


Johnny LeclairFrom the wheelhouse
New regional fleet director

The Assistant Commissioner, Marc Demonceaux, has the pleasure of announcing the appointment of Captain Johnny Leclair as Canadian Coast Guard Fleet Director for the Quebec Region. Captain Leclair holds a Master Mariner’s certificate and a Canadian Coast Guard Watchkeeping certificate. CONTINUED...

"Wanted: young cartographers"
…reward offered!

For the last four years, the Canadian Institute of Geomatics – Champlain Section (Quebec City) and the Cégep de Limoilou have organized a cartography contest for students enrolled in Secondary I and II throughout the province. The purpose of the contest is to get young people to discover a geomatics-related discipline – cartography. CONTINUED...

Nautical Safety Campaign2011 nautical safety campaign

On May 18, 2011, the Quebec Boating Council, whose members include the Canadian Hydrographic Service and the Canadian Coast Guard, launched the 2011 nautical safety campaign. CQN presents an encouraging report on the number of drownings in the last decade.


New recruits of the Marine Communications and Traffic Services New recruits
at Marine Communications and Traffic Services

On March 4, 2011, another cohort of student Marine Communications and Traffic Services officers (MCTS) graduated at the Canadian Coast Guard College. Six new officers are currently completing on-the-job training at a MCTS centre in Quebec.