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

February-March 2016

Minister Tootoo’s visit to Quebec

Minister Tootoo’s Visit to Quebec

On January 20, on their first official visit to Quebec, the Honorable Hunter Tootoo, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and his Parliamentary Secretary, Serge Cormier, met with the main fishing industry stakeholders, as well as with Aboriginal representatives and various marine industry clients and partners. The following day, the Minister chaired a meeting of the Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers in Montréal.

American Bank

American Bank: Divers to the Rescue!

In 2011, Fisheries and Oceans Canada selected the American Bank and its surrounding area, located on the eastern tip of the Gaspe Peninsula, as an area of interest for a marine protected area. This initiative supports Canada’s goal to increase the proportion of the country's marine and coastal areas that are protected to 10% by 2020.


Aerial Survey for Walrus in the Canadian North

The walrus family contains only one extant species, which is divided into two subspecies: the North Pacific walrus and the North Atlantic walrus. Once widely distributed in Canada, North Atlantic walruses were common south of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Sable Island but were extirpated from these areas by the late 1700s.

Aquaculture Activities Regulations

New Regulations for Healthier Aquaculture

Fisheries and Oceans Canada's new Aquaculture Activities Regulations (AAR) clarify the federal regulations governing aquaculture activities, particularly when they involve disease control and the discharge of organic matter.