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Quebec Bulletin
August - September 2014/Volume 17/Number 4

August-September 2014

CCG Icebreaker, Picture: M. Vaillancourt

A harsh winter keeps icebreakers on the alert

Faced with some of the most difficult ice conditions in the last 20 years, the Canadian Coast Guard worked day and night to ensure that commercial shipping kept moving efficiently and safely through the St. Lawrence–Great Lakes waterway during the winter of 2013-2014.

Vase tunicate

Fighting vase tunicate in the Magdalen Islands

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Magdalen Islands ZIP Committee and the Merinov centre in the Magdalen Islands are working closely together to fight the propagation of vase tunicate, an invasive species which is proliferating at an worrying rate in the Magdalen Islands.