Since the start of the 2013 fishing season, Gaspé lobsters have been marked with a coded label identifying the fisherman who caught them. This initial traceability procedure gives consumers peace of mind in knowing that they are eating lobster from Quebec.
To improve our understanding of whales' acoustic environment in their habitat in the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence, an acoustic observatory to monitor ships was installed in the Laurentian Channel in November 2012. It is measuring the noise of the ships.
The co-existence of whales and ships in the St. Lawrence Estuary sometimes results in fatal collisions for the animals. The Working Group on Marine Traffic and Protection of Marine Mammals is looking into the problem with a view to reducing the risk of collisions.
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