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Quebec Bulletin
October-November 2015/Volume 18/Number 5

October-November 2015

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Close Call for Four Kayakers

A sea kayak expedition could have ended in disaster on August 26, 2015, if the Canadian Coast Guard had not been there to lend a helping hand. It all started when four people paddling three sea kayaks left Port-Menier heading west.

Yamachiche boom, January 2013

Booms Complementing Icebreakers

By partially or completely obstructing a watercourse, an ice jam often causes significant flooding in shoreline areas. To prevent these floods, the Canadian Coast Guard has added the deployment of booms to its ice cover management strategy.

Joël Berthelot, President of the Regroupement des pêcheurs professionnels du sud de la Gaspésie (RPPSG), Minister Shea and O'Neil Cloutier, Director of the RPPSG.

Potential Impacts of Global Warming on the Snow Crab

If climate change is sustained, the surface and bottom waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence will continue to become warmer. Some species caught in the Gulf, such as Lobster, will benefit while others will suffer. This is the case with the snow crab because it is more dependent on cold water than any other species fished in the Gulf.

Copper redhorse.

Funding for Research on the Effects of Contaminants on Aquatic Species

Last June, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, through the National Contaminants Advisory Group, launched a second call for research proposals on the evaluation of the biological effects of contaminants on aquatic species. The invitation was addressed to researchers from Canadian universities and non-profit research organizations.