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Striped bass St. Lawrence Estuary Striped Bass
on the road to recovery

The St. Lawrence Estuary striped bass population is now protected under the Species at Risk Act. It is designated as extirpated in Canada. However, thanks to a reintroduction program, the striped bass is now officially back and ready to reoccupy its original place.


Canadian Coast Guard multi-task search and rescue launchCCGS Cap Aupaluk
A new search and rescue launch

Since August 5, 2011, the new Canadian Coast Guard search and rescue boat, CCGS Cap Aupaluk, has been active in Quebec. She will be on duty at the various search and rescue bases to respond to operational needs. CONTINUED...

The scientific team Scientific mission
in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Last June, a scientific team from the Maurice Lamontagne Institute boarded CCGS Teleost to work on the Gulf of St. Lawrence. After a 20-day mission during which team members travelled 3,327 nautical miles while working around the clock, the team returned to base with thousands of data and samples. CONTINUED...

Sea-surface climatology

Sea-surface temperatures have a significant impact on biological oceanographic processes. Since 1994, the Maurice Lamontagne Institute’s remote sensing laboratory has been gathering and processing images from weather satellites to calculate sea-surface temperatures. CONTINUED...

Aids to navigation systems Aids to navigation systems
Addressing needs as they evolve

Have you ever wondered why the Canadian Coast Guard installs aids to navigation to help navigators? It’s important to point out that our technicians use a methodology cited as a reference by the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authority. CONTINUED...

Geneviève Parent and her father, Bernard Parent, with Captain Chantal Chagnon Hydrographer for a day
aboard CCGS F.C.G. Smith

Geneviève Parent is one of the winners of the mapping contest organized by the Canadian Institute of Geomatics and the Fondation du Cégep Limoilou. Fisheries and Oceans Canada collaborated in this contest for the first time this year by awarding a Jury’s Choice award. Geneviève became a hydrographer for a day. CONTINUED...