Boaters who travelling Saint-Jean-Port-Joli and Saint Simon, in the heart of the beluga whale's habitat in the St. Lawrence, frequently observe this marine mammal, in particular females with their calves. Unfortunately, disturbance caused by humans and degradation of the beluga's habitat are some of the main threats to the recovery of this threatened population.
By spring 2017, some 62.6 million dollars will have been allocated for 54 harbour infrastructure projects in Quebec. Under the direction of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, these projects will be carried out in cooperation with the harbour authorities that operate and manage these facilities for local users.
Since April, Serge Gosselin has been the new director of the Canadian Hydrographic Service, Quebec Region. He is taking over from Andrée Bolduc. Mr. Gosselin began his career in the federal public service at Fisheries and Oceans Canada in 1991. His experience is very broad.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada is currently considering the possible listing of the Smooth skate (Laurentian-Scotian population) and the Thorny skate as species of special concern.
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