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Quebec Bulletin
October-November 2017/Volume 20/Number 5

October-November 2017

Photo of a right whale in the water

Special Brief (1st section)
Right Whales: A Look Back on the Summer of 2017

During the summer of 2017, a dozen North Atlantic right whale carcasses were found in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. This unprecedented event is cause for concern, given that the right whale is an endangered species, with only around 500 individuals left in the world.

Photo of Érick St-Laurent

New Gaspé–Lower St. Lawrence Area Director

The Fisheries and Oceans Canada team is pleased to welcome Érick St-Laurent as Gaspé–Lower St. Lawrence Area director. Mr. St-Laurent, who has a wealth of expertise in regional development, assumed his duties on September 5, 2017.