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
Canadian Coast Guard