Marie-Hélène Thériault

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Senior Oceans Biologist

Manage existing marine protected area and establish new ones under the Oceans Act in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Current research and/or projects

  • Manage the Basin Head Marine Protected Area in Prince Edward Island.
  • Work towards the designation of a new Marine Protected Area under the Oceans Act in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence.
  • Participates in the ecological mission of exploring the Atlantic Ocean aboard the Martha L. Black. Between August 22th-30th we will explore for 7 days benthic habitats associated with ecologically important sites in the Gulf of St. Lawrence never before explored. We will explore sensitive benthic areas such as cold water corals and sponges. During the mission we will take video and high resolution photos using underwater cameras (ROPOS). My main task will be to record and document the information collected during each of the dives using the remote-controlled camera. I will also take care of preparing the water and sediment samples to be collected during the expedition so that we can carry out their analyzes on our return.

Research and/or project statements

Education and awards

2006 : MSc. Biology, Université de Moncton

Thesis title: Effects of seafood processing plants on coastal fish communities and two sentinel species in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence. 

2002 : BSc. Biology Specialization, Université de Moncton. 

Title of undergraduate study: Standardization method for the extraction of lipids in beaver (Castor canadensis) for the development of corporal condition index.   

Key publications

Thériault, M-H., Courtenay, S.C., Munkittrick, K.R. & Chiasson, A.G.  2007. The Effect of Seafood Processing Plant Effluent on Sentinel Fish Species in Coastal Waters of the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence, New Brunswick. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada 42:172-183.

 

A.L. Mallet, C.E. Carver, S. Doiron, & M.-H. Thériault.  2013.  Growth performance of Eastern oysters Crassostrea virginica in Atlantic Canada:  Effect of culture gear. Aquaculture 396-399.

 

Thériault, M.-H. and S.C. Courtenay. 2012. Calibration exercise for the Community

Aquatic Monitoring Program (CAMP) nutrient analyses: establishing variability

between filtered and unfiltered water samples and two analytical laboratories. Can.

Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 2980: ix + 29 p.

 

MPO. 2011. Compte-rendu du Processus de consultation régional de l’examen du Programme communautaire de surveillance aquatique (PCSA) et de son utilité pour renseigner sur la santé écologique des baies et des estuaires du sud du golfe du Saint-Laurent, les 17 et 18 mars, 2010. Secr. can. de consult. sci. du MPO, Compte rendu 2011/029.

 

Thériault, M.-H. and S. Courtenay. 2010. Overview analyses of the Community Aquatic

Monitoring Program (CAMP) in the Basin Head Lagoon from 2002 to 2008. DFO Can.

Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2010/001. iv + 34 p.

 

Thériault, M.-H., S. Courtenay and J. Weldon. 2008. Quality Assurance / Quality

Control (QA/QC) program for the Community Aquatic Monitoring Program

(CAMP). Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 2823: v + 29 p.

 

Thériault, M-H., Courtenay, S.C., Godin, C. & Ritchie, W.B. 2006. Evaluation of the Community Aquatic Monitoring Program (CAMP) to assess the health of four coastal areas within the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence with special reference to the impacts of effluent from seafood processing plants. Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Report no. 2649

 

Weldon, J., Garbary, D., Courtenay, S., Ritchie, W., Godin, C., Thériault, M-H., Boudreau, M. and Lapenna, A.  2005.  The Community Aquatic Monitoring Project (CAMP) for Measuring Marine Environmental Health in Coastal Waters of the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence: 2004 overview.  Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Report no. 2624