The first step in reducing our impacts is understanding our environment. That’s why a team of biologists is working with JCCBI’s Environment and Sustainable Development Department this year to update the inventories of wildlife and plants on and around the Corporation’s infrastructure.
The characterization of fish and fish habitats has included three catches per sector, the last of which took place in early September. We had the chance to go out boating on the St. Lawrence River, which is home to a tremendous biodiversity of fish. Thanks to an electric fishing system on the boat and the team’s instincts, many different types of fish were netted and identified before being released back into their habitat.
The identified specimens include the American Eel, a threatened species under the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) and whose status is being reviewed as a possible addition to the official list of species at risk. Stay tuned for more results from our inventories in the future!
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