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Quebec Bulletin
August-September 2015/Volume 18/Number 4

Dedication of New Fisheries Patrol Vessel, CCGS A. LeBlanc

CCGS A. LeBlanc, a new fisheries patrol vessel, was officially dedicated on July 9, 2015 in Gaspé Harbour. Its mandate is to enforce fisheries regulations in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

The new patrol vessel dons the name A. LeBlanc in memory of fishery officer Agapit LeBlanc, from Bouctouche, New Brunswick. Enlisted in the Fisheries and Marine Service in 1920, LeBlanc was killed in service on October 20, 1926 while investigating illegal fishing vessels.

The crew of CCGS A. LeBlanc will consist of fishery officers, responsible for enforcing the Fisheries Act, and navigation officers, responsible for operating and maintaining the vessel.

For more information: Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels

Several members of the LeBlanc family
Several members of the LeBlanc family were pleased and proud to attend the CCGS A. LeBlanc dedication ceremony. Would you like to see other photos? Take a look at our Flickr site.
le NGCC A. LeBlanc
Mid-shore patrol vessels like CCGS A. LeBlanc are used to support the Department of Fisheries and Oceans' Conservation and Protection Program, as well as the Canadian Coast Guard's Maritime Security Program. The Maritime Security Program is a joint endeavour with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Hicham Ayoun
Canadian Coast Guard

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