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Update on Fishery Officers’ Summer Operations
By Dean Flynn - 2021-12-20

As the year comes to a close, boating season has ended, and it is time to review our operations. 

A fishery officer meeting a kayaker

A meaningful collaboration to foster Indigenous employability
By Andréanne Dumas-Doré and Véronique Gendron - 2021-12-20

In 2020, Fisheries and Oceans Canada set a goal of innovating in the recruitment, integration and professional development of Indigenous employees. 

Banner for recruitment of Indigenous employees

This Summer’s Guided Tours of the Maurice Lamontagne Institute Are Going Virtual!
By Jean-Yves Savaria - 2021-06-28

After being paused last summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic, guided tours of the Maurice Lamontagne Institute are back this year in a brand new format.

Maurice Lamontagne Institute

The weather’s getting better and the Canadian Coast Guard’s inshore rescue boat stations are now open
By Guylaine Beaudoin - 2021-06-16

The Canadian Coast Guard recently announced that its inshore rescue boat stations in Saint-Zotique, Vaudreuil (Lac des Deux Montagnes), Beaconsfield, Longueuil, Sorel and Trois-Rivières reopened for the season on Wednesday, May 26 at noon. 

Member of the Canadian Coast Guard on a boat

Quebec Fisheries Fund – Review 2019-2021
By Julie Lavallée - 2021-06-07

Since its launch in April 2019, the Quebec Fisheries Fund (QFF), which aims to boost innovation in the Quebec fish and seafood sector, received more than 90 funding applications, 47 of which were accepted, representing a value of nearly $7 million. 

Quebec Fisheries Fund logo

This summer, keep your distance with marine mammals
By Ariane Charette - 2021-06-02

With the arrival of summer, Fisheries and Oceans Canada would like to remind that it is mandatory to respect the approach distances with marine mammals. 

Blue Whale

Raising awareness of aquatic invasive species among recreational boaters
By Josianne Vignola - 2021-05-20

Over the next few weeks, Fisheries and Oceans Canada fishery officers will be visiting various marinas in Quebec to raise public awareness of aquatic invasive species.

Fishery Officers Truck

Learn How to Navigate Whale Habitat: a Fast, Free Online Training Course!
By Josianne Vignola - 2021-05-17

Over the next few months, thousands of recreational boaters, kayakers and paddlers will be taking advantage of the nice weather to navigate in the St. Lawrence River and the Saguenay Fjord. Users are therefore invited to take the training course entitled Navigating Whale Habitat


Artificial intelligence used to track North Atlantic right whales in real time
By Yvan Simard - 2021-04-16

Since 2019, North Atlantic right whales have been monitored around-the-clock during the ice-free season in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, using devices developed by the Maurice Lamontagne Institute underwater acoustic team and its partners. 

Viking Buoy

Preliminary results for the 2020 Commercial Fishing season in Quebec
By Strategic Services - 2021-03-31

The Quebec fishing industry was not spared by COVID-19 in 2020. The pandemic took an especially heavy toll on landed prices, which fell by 30% overall.