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.
By Martin Bourget
On November 20, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed the Honourable Bernadette Jordan as Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. Minister Jordan, Member of Parliament for South Shore – St. Margarets, Nova Scotia, takes over from the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, who has been appointed Minister of Environment and Climate Change.
By Naomie Girard
Last July, scientists from the Maurice Lamontagne Institute (MLI) in Mont‑Joli boarded the CCGS Leim for a 20-day mission aimed at documenting the state of the snow crab population in the St. Lawrence Estuary. The Fisheries and Oceans Canada team had a busy schedule ahead of them. For the first time, this demographic monitoring research on snow crab included an important biodiversity and environment component.