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Quebec Bulletin
August-September 2016/Volume 19/Number 4

August-September 2016

A Beluga and its young

Boaters and Belugas: Keep your Distance!

Thousands of boats travel the St. Lawrence Estuary between June and September, during the beluga birthing season. All these disturbances can have consequences for the health and reproduction of beluga whales and on the survival of their young. This is why it is important to keep your distance.

The four new fishery guardians

First Cohort of Aboriginal Fishery Guardians Trained in Québec

Four Inuit members of Nunavik communities have participated in the Aboriginal Fishery Guardians training in Québec City. The meeting helped them build relationships of trust, both with each other and with those they will be regularly working with. They also appreciated the fact that the information was adapted to the reality in northern Quebec

Harbour seal on a rock

Renewal for Species at Risk in Canada

Canadians are invited to provide comments on the Governor in Council decision on whether or not to list several species under the Species at Risk Act. Three of these species are found in Quebec: the Beluga Whale – St. Lawrence Estuary population, the Harbour Seal – Lacs des Loups Marins subspecies, and the Bluefin Tuna.