As of April 1, 2016, DFO requires a fisher or assistant fisher certificate issued by the Bureau d'accréditation des pêcheurs et des aides-pêcheurs du Québec (BAPAP) to manage an inshore fishery enterprise in Quebec.
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.
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
The Canadian Hydrographic Service provided the experience of a lifetime to two girls in Secondary I and II who had received a Jury's Choice award from Fisheries and Oceans Canada as part of the provincial Wanted: Young Cartographers contest.
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.
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