Species at Risk Recovery Implementation

To implement effective aquatic species at risk recovery actions, Fisheries and Oceans Canada conducts projects and supports many organizations in their activities to protect or recover aquatic species at risk. It also seeks to raise awareness among the public and anyone whose activities or decisions can have an impact on the survival or recovery of aquatic species at risk using various outreach tools (posters, brochures, DVDs). To achieve its objectives, Fisheries and Oceans Canada counts on the collaboration of all stakeholders (government agencies, fishers, Aboriginal communities, non-governmental organizations) and the public. The protection and recovery of our aquatic species at risk requires a collective effort. Get information and get involved!

Recovery Activities

Here is a look at some of the recent efforts with our partners to promote the recovery of aquatic species at risk in Quebec.

Parc national de l’Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé
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An Educational Kit for the Observation of Marine Mammals at Risk in the St. Lawrence (May 2011)
Marine observation activities in the St. Lawrence represent a flourishing industry. In 2008, nearly 600,000 visitors—20% of whom were international tourists—took part in whale-watching activities in Quebec. This being said, disturbance by watercraft can be a source of stress for marine mammals and affect the recovery of species at risk. To raise public awareness about good practices for marine mammal observation, the Réseau d’observation de mammifères marins (ROMM) (French only) has developed an educational kit on marine mammals at risk.

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Patrol Project in Quebec Aids Copper Redhorse Recovery (October 2010)
In the summer of 2010, through the efforts of Comité de concertation et de valorisation du bassin de la rivière Richelieu (COVABAR) awareness officers, close to 1,800 people were informed of the precarious status of the copper redhorse, a freshwater fish at risk found nowhere else in the world except Quebec.

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Innu do their part to protect species at risk (October 2009)
Over the past two years, First Nations communities have conducted a biological survey of the rich eelgrass beds along the North Shore, on the look-out for species at risk. The objective of this initiative of the Agence Mamu Innu Kaikusseht (AMIK) is to get Aboriginal communities involved in the protection of species at risk.

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One turtle at a time (April 2009)
Through a Species at Risk Act project, Fisheries and Oceans Canada's North Shore Area is raising fishers' awareness of the protection of species at risk.

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Outreach Tools

Fisheries and Oceans Canada produces educational tools, DVDs, brochures and posters to provide information about the Species at Risk Act and the concrete actions to take to ensure the protection and recovery of aquatic species at risk.

National publications on species at risk

Regional publications on species at risk


To achieve its recovery objectives, Fisheries and Oceans Canada establishes partnerships with interested governmental and non-governmental organizations and encourages them to take part in aquatic species protection and recovery activities by providing them with advice and assistance. Of our many partners, a number of organizations implement recovery activities for aquatic species at risk in Quebec, including the following:

Agence Mamu Innu Kaikusseht (AMIK)


Comité de concertation et de valorisation du bassin versant de la rivière Richelieu (COVABAR)

Comité de la zone d'intervention prioritaire de la rive nord de l'estuaire

Comité de la zone d'intervention prioritaire du lac Saint-Pierre

Comité Zone d'Intervention Prioritaire des Seigneuries

Corporation d'Aménagement de la Rivière L'Assomption (CARA)

Fondation de la faune du Québec

Fondation québécoise pour la protection du patrimoine naturel (FQPPN)

Groupe de recherche et d'éducation sur les mammifères marins (GREMM)

Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune du Québec (MRNF)

Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles

Réseau d'observation de mammifères marins (ROMM)

The Valley of the Châteauguay River (SCABRIC)

Mingan Island Cetacean Study (MICS)

Contact Us

For more information on recovery activities or to obtain one of our publications, contact us at: :

Species at Risk Management Division
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
850, De la Mer Road, Box 1000
Mont-Joli, Quebec, G5H 3Z4
Telephone : 1-877-775-0848
E-mail : lep-sara-qc@dfo-mpo.gc.ca