SCULPIN, NORTH­ERN WOLFFISH AND CUNNER

Canadian Geographic - - WILDLIFE -

Three of the many un­der­wa­ter species found off Que­bec’s Gaspé Penin­sula, the wa­ters of which were des­ig­nated a marine pro­tected area by the Depart­ment of Fisheries and Oceans in March 2019. The 1,000-square-kilo­me­tre Banc-des-améri­cains Marine Pro­tected Area safe­guards the Amer­i­can Bank and its ad­ja­cent un­der­wa­ter plains from oil and gas ac­tiv­i­ties, sewage dis­charge and grey wa­ter re­leased from large ships.

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