In February, a team of fishery officers seized narwhal and walrus ivory in the areas of Montreal and Eastern Quebec. To date, four walrus and five narwhal tusks have been seized. The black market value of the narwhal tusks is estimated at $28,000, and that of the walrus tusks at $5,000.
For many years, environmental organizations have been at the forefront in carrying out knowledge acquisition, awareness and protection activities on species at risk such as the Channel Darter and the Eastern Sand Darter.
The Association des pêcheurs de la Basse-Côte-Nord and Pêcheurs polyvalents Old Fort–Blanc Sablon have worked closely with Fisheries and Oceans Canada to implement an individual transferable quota program for the Greenland halibut fishery in the Lower North Shore region.
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