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Quebec Bulletin
February - March 2014/Volume 17/Number 1

February–March 2013

New Provisions

New Provisions of the Fisheries Act

On June 29, 2012, the Fisheries Act was amended to strengthen DFO’s ability to manage threats to the sustainability and productivity of Canada’s commercial, recreational and Aboriginal fisheries. These changes include improved compliance and protection tools, and more accurate and consistent regulatory requirements.

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Good Progress Towards Integrated Management of the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Good Progress Towards Integrated Management of the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Fisheries and Oceans Canada has just published the Gulf of St. Lawrence Integrated Management Plan. This initiative proposes a framework for better integration of decisions regarding human activities that affect the ecosystem. This plan is the result of a major review conducted by federal government departments, provincial governments and Aboriginal organizations.

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Commercial Fishing Results in Quebec: 2013 Season

Commercial Fishing Results in Quebec: 2013 Season

In 2013, preliminary data for the commercial fishing season in Quebec show total landings of 60 385 tonnes valued at $166.2 million. The year 2013 was marked by a 5% increase in landed volume and a 3% increase in value. The increase in landings is mainly attributable to increased landings of snow crab (+17%), shrimp (+10%), lobster (+7%), mackerel (+9%), herring (+4%) and Arctic surfclam (+22%). The increase in the value of landings is largely attributable to a significant hike in the landing prices for snow crab landings.

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