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THE QUEBEC REGION BULLETIN
OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2011/VOLUME 14/NUMBER 5

CodsAmerican Bank:
Progress in marine environment protection

An area of interest on the American Bank is considered for official designation as a marine protected area within the meaning of the Oceans Act. The establishment of a marine protected area in this sector would foster the productivity and diversity of species and the recovery of the species at risk that frequent this particular site.

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LobsterSpecial Report on Eco-certification
sustainable aquatic products…
The new market reality

Quebec’s fisheries and aquaculture industry is increasingly confronted with new market requirements in the areas of eco-certification and traceability. Given this context, the governments of Canada and Quebec are taking measures to help the industry adapt to these new trends.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food are joining forces (see our section and the Fisheries and Aquaculture News section) to present a special issue on the eco-certification of fisheries and aquaculture.

We invite you to check it out!




Articles

Choosy consumers

An adapting industry

Supportive governments

Northern Shrimp Eco-certification: An Indispensable Asset for Québec’s Fisheries Industry!
Fisheries and Aquaculture News – MAPAQ Web site


Investments
in fishing harbours in Quebec

Fisheries and Oceans Canada will receive $6.3 million for necessary dredging, repair and maintenance projects at 33 key commercial fishing harbours across Quebec. The Department undertakes these projects in cooperation with the local harbour authorities that manage and operate facilities for local users. CONTINUED...


Icebreaker tied up at the Québec City wharf When Canadian Coast Guard Vessels
Return From the Arctic

Every year, Canadian Coast Guard vessels leave Québec City around mid-June and return only in September, October and November. When they get back, the vessels are prepared for the upcoming winter icebreaking season on the St. Lawrence so they are ready by the time the first ice begins to form.

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Student employed with the Inshore Rescue Boat Service Summer Jobs
Students Wanted

Students interested in working in the fields of navigation, marine rescue and prevention in the summer of 2012 are invited to submit their applications to the Canadian Coast Guard’s Inshore Rescue Boat Service. You can do so from October 19, 2011 to January 19, 2012. This program offers a unique opportunity to be part of one of the most effective search and rescue teams. CONTINUED...