Minister Wilkinson visits the Marine Science Institute in Rimouski

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Minister Wilkinson visits the Marine Science Institute in Rimouski
The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson (center), with, from left to right, Karine Lemarchand, professor at ISMER, Yves de Lafontaine, Science Regional Director and Director of the Maurice-Lamontagne Institute at Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Dominique Robert, professor at ISMER, Ariane Plourde, ISMER's Director, Patrick Vincent, Regional Director General at Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Céline Audet, André Rochon and Michel Gosselin, professors at ISMER.

July 24, 2019

Rimouski, Quebec -The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson visited this morning the marine science institute (Institut des sciences de la mer)(ISMER) in Rimouski. ISMER Director Ariane Plourde took the opportunity to present their main research projects and to discuss the productive collaborative arrangements between Fisheries and Oceans Canada scientists and ISMER scientists, particularly in hydroacoustics, physical oceanography, coastal ecology, fisheries ecology and resource management. In June 2018, the Department and the University of Quebec in Rimouski (UQAR) signed a scientific collaborative arrangement that promotes the implementation of joint projects and the sharing of expertise between Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Maurice Lamontagne Institute and the ISMER. The Minister’s visit ended with a tour, together with students, of Professor Dominique Robert’s laboratory, where he is conducting his work on cod.

The ISMER is the largest French‑language university research institute dedicated to marine science in Canada. It brings together a large critical mass of researchers and students dedicated to the discovery and advancement of knowledge on coastal environments, with a view to sustainable development.

The ISMER contributes to the discovery and advancement of fundamental and applied knowledge of marine and coastal environments, in order to assess the impact of human activity on the environment and its resources.

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