Oceanographic buoy AZMP-ESG.

The physical oceanographic conditions of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in 2019

By Peter Galbraith

Every year, scientists from Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Atlantic Zone Monitoring Program assess the biochemical and physical oceanographic conditions of Canadian waters on the East coast.

Boat showing a lobster landing

Preliminary results for the 2019 Commercial Fisheries season in Quebec

By Strategic Services

Preliminary data for the 2019 fishing season in Quebec show landings valued at $378 million. This represents a 10% increase over 2018. Historically, this is the second best year after 2017.

A Fishery Officer with a child fishing in the Saguenay Fjord

Winter Recreational Groundfish Fishery in the Saguenay Fjord

By Dave Dubé

The ice fishing season in the Saguenay fjord will be in full swing until Sunday, March 8, 2020. Many fishers will be there to try to catch redfish, Atlantic cod, Greenland cod and Greenland halibut.


Unusual water level variations in the St. Lawrence associated with Hurricane Dorian

By Denis Lefaivre and Bernard Tessier

Hurricane Dorian, which became a post-tropical storm over Quebec on September 7 and 8, 2019, disturbed the normal tidal cycle, causing extraordinary water level variations. During the storm’s passage, numerous storm surge warnings were issued for the St. Lawrence River and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. In Quebec, the Magdalen Islands were particularly affected.


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