Research and Innovation for Sustainable Fishing in the St. Lawrence Estuary and Gulf, Part 1 / Recherche et Innovation pour une Pêche Durable dans l’Estuaire et le Golfe du Saint-Laurent, Partie 1

Monday, August 18, 2014: 1:30 PM-5:20 PM
303A (Centre des congrès de Québec // Québec City Convention Centre)
The ecosystem of the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence is of great economic importance for the regions bordering it and the maritime communities that depend on it. The St. Lawrence harbours many fish, mollusc, crustacean, marine mammal and alga species. Several of these are harvested by the commercial fisheries or farmed at aquaculture sites, while an entire tourism industry focussing on marine mammals has developed. The various users of these resources must contend with numerous environmental and ecosystemic challenges, including climate change, species at risk, and the creation of marine protected areas. Utilization of the St. Lawrence also gives rise to user conflicts and concerns of an economic nature. Indeed, the uncertainty of market conditions, high operating costs in the fisheries, and product marketing constitute major challenges. This symposium seeks to draw a portrait of the current situation of the St. Lawrence and to present various solutions that have been put forward in recent years to manage, utilize, and protect this ecosystem, particularly in the fisheries sector. Representatives from the industry, First Nations, the scientific community and governments will present a status report on the St. Lawrence environment, research results, innovations and group initiatives offering sustainable options for utilizing its fishery resources. Participants can learn about the St. Lawrence through these speakers, who certainly have their own vision of the ecosystem and who work together to ensure sustainability. This bilingual symposium is an opportunity to introduce AFS members to the St. Lawrence, which is an eloquent example of an environment where it is crucial to think and act both locally and globally to address the existing and future challenges.
Julie Boyer , Daniel Boisvert , Ginette Levesque , Jean-Michel Poulin , Rabia Siga Sow and Maité Chavez
Meggie Desnoyers
Bernard Sainte-Marie , Bernard Morin , Jean-Paul Gagné , Jean-Pierre Couillard , O'Neil Cloutier , Léonard Poirier and Julie Lavallée
Julie Boyer

Daniel Boisvert

Ginette Levesque

Jean-Michel Poulin

Rabia Siga Sow

Maité Chavez

Meggie Desnoyers

Bernard Sainte-Marie

Bernard Morin

Jean-Paul Gagné

Jean-Pierre Couillard

O'Neil Cloutier

Léonard Poirier

Julie Lavallée

1:30 PM
Temperature Trends and Climatic Variability of the Three Layers within the Gulf of St. Lawrence
Denis Gilbert, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne | Maurice Lamontagne Institute; Peter S. Galbraith, Institut Maurice-Lamontagne

1:50 PM
Hot and stuffy! Global Warming Will Challenge Commercial Species in the Gulf of St. Lawrence
Denis Chabot, Maurice-Lamontagne Institute, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

2:30 PM
Interactions Between Temperate Bivalve Aquaculture and Fisheries
Christopher W. McKindsey, Maurice Lamontagne Institute

2:50 PM
An Ecosystemic Approach to Understand the Relationship Between Species in Risk and Species in Overabundance in the Gulf of St. Lawrence
Aline Carrier, Université du Québec à Rimouski- Institut des Sciences de la Mer; Mike Hammill, Fisheries and Oceans Canada/Head Scientist Marine Mammal Section; Lyne Morissette, M Expertise marine

3:10 PM
Monday Afternoon Break

3:40 PM
Mi'kmaq and Maliseet Ecological Knowledge on Species at Risk in the Estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence
Catherine Lambert Koizumi, Mi'kmaq Maliseet Aboriginal Fisheries Management Association; Peter Adam Jerome, Mi'kmaq Maliseet Aboriginal Fisheries Management Association

4:00 PM
Canadian Policies for Sustainable Fisheries
Cedric Arseneau, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

4:20 PM
Sustainable Fisheries, a Forced Marriage Between Science and Industry
Jean-Claude Brêthes, Université du Québec à Rimouski

4:40 PM
Traceability Become Indispensable
Guy Auclair, Traçability specialist

5:00 PM
Utshashumek Project: Atlantic Salmon Conservation through Aboriginal Ecological Knowledge
Soazig Le Breton, Agence Mamu Innu Kaikusseht; Catherine Béland, Agence Mamu Innu Kaikusseht (AMIK); Léo St-Onge, Agence Mamu Innu Kaikusseht (AMIK); Claire Pédrot, Agence Mamu Innu Kaikusseht (AMIK)

5:20 PM
Modern Fishing in a Context of Sustainable Development
Jean-Pierre Couillard, Association des capitaines propriétaires de la Gaspésie

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