Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

June 25, 2009 11:00 ET

Media Advisory: Tours of Maurice Lamontagne Institute Available All Summer

MONT-JOLI, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 25, 2009) - The Maurice Lamontagne Institute of Fisheries and Oceans Canada will be offering tours during the summer season. Tourists and locals are welcomed to discover the Institute's facilities with the guidance of guide interpreters, and learn more about its researches and activities.

The tours, approximately 90 minutes long, will be carried from June 26 to August 21 at 10 am, each Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Reservations can be made by calling 418-775-0500.

The Maurice Lamontagne Institute is home to teams with a special interest in fisheries, aquaculture, marine mammals, navigation, management and protection of the environment, habitat, resources and aquatic ecosystems. The work of the Institute's teams generates essential data for understanding aquatic ecosystems, assessing and managing to better effect the impact of human activity on these ecosystems, and guaranteeing the safety of navigable waters. The Institute has an annual budget of $32 million and employs some 400 people.

Contact Information

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region
    Mont-Joli, Quebec
    Sylvi Racine
    Communications Advisor
    418-775-0744
    http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca