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Pool expertise in fishery resources management

Context and project description

This project aims to ensure that the Government of Canada and Government of Quebec departments that are responsible for the management of fishery resources can share their expertise with each other and with university and research centre specialists. To this end, a liaison group will be created and will be open to external stakeholders.

The sharing of expertise will mainly address fishery resource management practices, but will also address the socioeconomic aspects of fishing. All of the challenges faced by the fishing industry, as well as the concerns for the future of fishery resources, could be exchanged. A series of meetings will be planned until 2016 on various themes based on the interests of participants. The discussions will address all of the regions around the St. Lawrence and its tributaries in which fishing activities take place. 

The success will thus be measured by the improvement of fishing practices and, in the shorter term, by the delivery of each of the anticipated elements of the project: meetings, conferences and workshops; participation of desired departments and external stakeholders; etc.


A workshop on the recreational fishery was held jointly by Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Quebec Department of Forests, Wildlife and Parks (MFFP) in Quebec City on November 18, 2014. The purpose of the workshop was to provide a setting in which stakeholders from the two departments could share their expertise on fishery resource management and socioeconomic analysis of the recreational fishery. The meeting also provided an opportunity to identify shared issues pertaining to freshwater and marine recreational fishery management and development.

Participating departments

Government of Canada

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Government of Quebec

  • Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation
  • Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs