2014 was a year records with an ocean ice cover two times above the climatological mean, the warmest surface water in August in 140 years, and the warmest deep water in 100 years!
Artificial islands provide a welcoming, protective and productive environment for several marine species. The islands are effective at increasing the density and viability of crustaceans or fish at a site that was naturally less favourable to their development.
Understanding the effects of ocean acidification on marine organisms is currently a hot topic in ocean science. Often referred to as “the other CO2 problem,” it has recently been recognized as a potentially serious environmental problem.
Experts of the Canadian Coast Guard in Quebec are currently developing a prototype of a new generation of 4-season light buoys. These buoys will help mariners confirm their position more easily in difficult conditions, further reducing the risk of grounding and collision on the St. Lawrence River.
The preliminary results for the 2014 commercial fishing season in Quebec show total landings of 57,800 tonnes with a value of $203.4 million. This sets a record as the first time landed value in Quebec has exceeded $200 million.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada invites you to comment on the possibility of protecting killer whale (Northwest Atlantic-Eastern Arctic population) and the bowhead whale (Eastern Canada - West Greenland population) under the Species at Risk Act.
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