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Quebec Bulletin
February-March 2016/Volume 19/Number 1

Dispatches

Official Opening of Canadian Coast Guard Regional Office

On December 2, 2015, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) officially opened its Central and Arctic Regional Office in Montréal. The region covers Quebec, Ontario and Nunavut.

The event was an opportunity for many marine industry clients and stakeholders to meet the CCG’s various managers. Among those invited were representatives from Fednav, Nunavut Eastern Arctic Shipping, Petro-Nav, Desgagnés Transarctik, the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, the Montreal Port Authority, the Québec Port Authority and the United States Coast Guard.

The CCG chose Montréal as the site for its regional office both because of its geographic location and its bilingual character. Located in the heart of the Great Lakes network and the St. Lawrence Seaway—a maritime gateway vital to the Canadian economy—this location allows the CCG to be close to its many clients and partners, many of whom have their headquarters downtown. The CCG’s regional office also houses the Regional Operations Centre and the Ice Office.

Julie Gascon, Assistant Commissioner of the Central and Arctic Region, and Mario Pelletier, Deputy Commissioner of Operations with the Canadian Coast Guard.
Julie Gascon, Assistant Commissioner of the Central and Arctic Region, and Mario Pelletier, Deputy Commissioner of Operations with the Canadian Coast Guard.
Many of the CCG’s clients and partners were able to attend the official opening of the regional office in Montréal.
Many of the CCG’s clients and partners attended the official opening of the regional office in Montréal.

Victor Chiasson-LeBel
Canadian Coast Guard

Saguenay Fjord Winter Recreational Groundfish Fishery

Fishery Prohibited on Tuesdays

Pêche récréative hivernale au poisson de fond

Fisheries and Oceans Canada would like to advise the public that the Saguenay Fjord Winter Recreational Groundfish Fishery, usually called the ice fishing season, is open starting on January 16, 2016, and will end at midnight on March 6, 2016.

It is important to note that the recreational fishery is prohibited every Tuesday in January and February. The recreational groundfish fishery is under federal jurisdiction; therefore, the prohibition of fishing every Tuesday in January and February does not apply to species under provincial jurisdiction such as Smelt. It is everyone's responsibility to check the applicable measures for this species.

Each person engaged in recreational groundfish fishing can catch and retain a total of 5 groundfish per day, of all species with the exception of halibut, Atlantic wolffish, northern wolffish, spotted wolffish, skates and white hake, which must be returned to the water.

For more information: Saguenay Fjord Winter Recreational Groundfish Fishery