Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

September 17, 2009 11:58 ET

Food, Social and Ceremonial Lobster Fishery for the Listuguj Mi'gmaq Community

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2009) - The Listuguj Mi'gmaq community in the Gaspe will carry out their food, social and ceremonial lobster fishing in Chaleur Bay between September 12 and October 4, 2009. This fishery is authorized through an agreement between the Listuguj Mi'gmaq Government and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO).

Members of the Listuguj Community will fish only in fishing area 21B (Chaleur Bay) and are entitled to use a maximum of 500 traps in total. A strict monitoring protocol has been established, and DFO fishery officers will closely monitor activities in collaboration with Rangers from the Community of Listiguj. Listuguj Rangers will also inspect landings, compile statistics and assist in efforts to prevent poaching, in collaboration with the Department's fishery officers.

Internet: www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Contact Information

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Quebec City, Quebec
    Michel Plamondon
    Communications Advisor
    Communications Branch
    418-648-5419