Periods of low risk (when work can be carried out) to fish and fish habitat in freshwater environments

Periods of low risk according to Quebec administrative regions (Government of Quebec)
No Region Atlantic Salmon and Landlocked Salmon Other SalmonidsFootnote 1 Other Species of InterestFootnote 2
1 Bas-Saint-Laurent June 1 to September 30 June 1 to September 30 June 1 to March 31
2 Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean June 1 to September 15 June 1 to September 15 August 1 to April 15
3 Capitale-Nationale July 1 to September 15 June 15 to September 15 July 15 to April 15
4 Mauricie June 15 to September 15 June 1 to September 15 July 15 to March 31
5 Estrie June 15 to September 15 June 15 to September 15 August 1 to March 31
6 Montréal May 15 to September 15 May 15 to September 15 August 1 to March 31
7 Outaouais June 1 to September 30 June 1 to September 30 July 15 to March 31
8 Abitibi-Témiscamingue - May 15 to September 30 June 15 to April 15
9 Côte-Nord July 1 to September 15 June 1 to September 15 August 1 to April 15
10 Nord-du-Québec July 1 to July 31 July 1 to 31 août July 15 to April 15
11 Gaspésie-îles-de-la-Madeleine August 1 to September 30 June 1 to September 15 July 1 to April 30
12 Chaudière-Appalaches June 15 to September 15 June 15 to September 15 July 1 to March 31
13 Laval May 15 to September 15 May 15 to September 15 August 1 to March 31
14 Lanaudière June 1 to September 15 June 1 to September 15 July 15 to March 31
15 Laurentides June 1 to 31 août June 1 to September 30 July 1 to March 31
16 Montérégie - May 15 to September 15 August 1 to March 31
17 Centre-du-Québec June 15 to September 30 June 1 to September 15 July 15 to March 31

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Warning : Periods of low risk may be revised. It is therefore important to verify them before undertaking any new project. Notes :

Notes :

  • The objective of setting these periods for in-water work is to protect spawning and incubation times, and the mobility of fish larvae.
  • Where salmonids and other species of interest are present, both periods of low risk must be respected.