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Species

Molluscs

In Québec, the following molluscs are harvested: the whelk (Buccinum undatum), Icelandic scallop and sea scallop (Chlamys islandica and Placopecten magellanicus) and hardshell clam (Mercenaria mercenaria). These three species accounted for landings worth $4 million in 2010 (Source DFO).

Merinov conducts work primarily on the two scallop species present in Québec and on the whelk.

Crustaceans

In Québec, the primary species harvested are the lobster (Homarus americanus), snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio) and northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis). These three species accounted for landings worth nearly $96 million in 2010 (Source DFO).

Merinov conducts work primarily on the lobster, rock crab (Cancer irroratus), snow crab and northern shrimp.

Fish

In Québec, the main groundfish harvested are the Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides), Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) and Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). These three species accounted for landings worth over $9 million in 2010 (Source DFO). Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus), Atlantic herring (Scomber scombus) and capelin (Mallotus villosus) are the main pelagic fish harvested in Québec and they accounted for landings worth nearly $2.5 million in 2010 (Source DFO).

Merinov conducts work primarily on the winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus), Atlantic mackerel, Atlantic herring and rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax).

Echinoderms

The principal echinoderms harvested in Québec are the green sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis) and the sea cucumber (Cucumaria frondosa). These two species accounted for landings worth $1.3 million in 2010 (Source DFO).

Merinov conducts work primarily on the sea cucumber and green sea urchin.

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