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THE QUEBEC REGION BULLETIN
OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2012/VOLUME 15/NUMBER 5

Snow crabMaurice Lamontagne Institute Marks 25 Years
A wealth of discoveries through marine life research

This major Fisheries and Oceans Canada Francophone research centre has made many discoveries in its 25-year history. The following are just a few examples of some research projects that have helped improve the fishing industry in Quebec. Continued...


Marc Demonceaux From the Wheelhouse
Changes at the Canadian Coast Guard

The Canadian Coast Guard’s 50th anniversary is already drawing to a close. I hope you have enjoyed reading the stories about the organization throughout the year. I would also like to welcome Mario Pelletier, the new Assistant Commissioner for the Central and Arctic Region, which includes Quebec, Ontario and the Arctic.

Continued...


Copper redhorse Conservation of the Copper Redhorse:
When everyone lends a hand

The Recovery Strategy for the Copper Redhorse is now online. It was developed by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Gouvernement du Québec and the recovery team, which consisted of several provincial and federal departments and organizations working in environmental protection. Continued...


A navigation officer at the helm of the CCGS Pierre Radisson around 1978. Canadian Coast Guard
50 years of changing with the times

A lot has changed at the Canadian Coast Guard in 50 years. For crew members, leaving on a mission meant leaving for a long period. And staying in contact with loved ones was not easy. Furthermore, the organization underwent a significant social transformation with the arrival of the first female aboard one of its ships. Continued...


Breakwater in Grosse-Île A new breakwater
in Grosse-Île

Of all of the work carried out by the Department as part of the stimulation phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan (2009–2011), one structure in particular held the attention of numerous stakeholders, both users and engineers: that of the breakwater in Grosse-Île in the Magdalen Islands. Continued...


Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Atlantic Bluefin Tuna at risk –
The consultation is underway

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is studying whether to list Atlantic Bluefin Tuna on the List of Wildlife Species at Risk and encourages people and organizations concerned about the survival of this species to share their opinions. Continued...


The new wetland made it possible to increase the Banded Killifish’s reproduction area. A helping hand
to recreate a wetland

To compensate for the loss of fish habitat caused by two development projects on harbours, Fisheries and Oceans Canada sought a compensation project that could be carried out near the work site or elsewhere. Continued...