Quebec and Canada have consented to the premiere joint stipulation by the two governments of a marine preserved area in Quebec waters away the Gaspé coast. There is a shielded area also known as the American Bank envelopes a 1,000-square-kilometre area between Percé and Bonaventure Island. Isabelle Melançon, Quebec’s environment minister said that this is positive news for the Gaspé and the planet.
Federal Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier, who is also MP for Gaspésie said that American bank is in her stride which she advocated is the most attractive in Canada. Melançon and Lebouthillier declared a common declaration in Gaspé. Lebouthillier said the commissure procedure took three years to arrange and will permit the retribution of the correct whale and seals in the region.
This action garnered praises from Lynne Morissette, who commands the marine science consultancy Expertise Marine, and is a member of the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium. Morissette said the new nomination is a drop in the ocean heading towards the aim of two governments has set of 10 per cent preserved marine areas where no inspection for oil and gas or alternative industrial activity is permitted.
But Quebec’s fishing industry contemplates the contemporary safeguarded marine area a new limitation on the zenith of diminution on fishing lobsters and crabs, to save the whales. Bill Sheheen, vice president of Gagnon et Fils Ltée, a Ste-Thérèse-de-Gaspé seafood processing plant, said diminution on lobster and snow crab fishing to shield the whales indicates fishers and fish-plant employees have misplaced a considerable segment of their income.
Simon Morgan was born and raised in Ottawa. Simon has worked as a freelance journalist for nearly a decade and written for The Ottawa Sun, the Vancouver Sun and the Star. As a journalist for Island Daily Tribune, Simon mostly covers community events and human interest stories.