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Quebec Bulletin
December 2013 - January 2014/Volume 16/Number 6

December 2013-January 2014

Best Wishes for 2014

Best Wishes for 2014

On behalf of all Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Canadian Coast Guard employees in Quebec, we would like to wish you and yours health and happiness in the New Year.

Le député Gourde avec des représentants de l’Organisme de bassins versants de la zone du Chêne.

St. Lawrence Beluga Whales Take Pregnancy Tests!

A brand new research project on the St. Lawrence's beluga whale population began at the end of summer 2013 and will continue for three years. The main purpose of this study is to administer pregnancy tests to the belugas in the St. Lawrence to determine whether their reproduction rate is normal. The team is interested in concerns raised in 2007 about possible poor recruitment in this population.

Atlantic Cod

Species at Risk: Public Consultation on Cod, Redfish and Plaice

A public consultation is currently being held on adding several populations of cod, redfish and plaice on Canada's east coast to the List of Wildlife Species at Risk. Before deciding whether these groundfish populations will be added to the List of Wildlife Species at Risk, Fisheries and Oceans Canada would like to know Canadians' opinion.

Corossol Crater

The Corossol Crater's Origins Are Slowly Revealed

In 2001, a hydrographic survey conducted by the Canadian Hydrographic Service in Mont-Joli for National Defence revealed the existence of a strange underwater crater. Found near Sept-Îles at a depth of 40 metres, this circular structure generated considerable interest among researchers, geologists and geomorphologists, who saw it as an "enigmatic form" of "great interest."

Sea strawberry

Consultation on Eastern Canada's Corals and Sponges

Fisheries and Oceans Canada will soon hold a consultation on the Eastern Canada Coral and Sponge Conservation Strategy. The Department will target different stakeholders from the fishing, shipping, mining and oil industries, as well as non-governmental organizations, First Nations, and federal and provincial departments.