The presence of southern resident killer whales in Haro Strait was confirmed on July 12th. The return of these endangered whales signals the start of the voluntary vessel slowdown in Haro Strait.
Vessels are requested to please slow down to the speed indicated below througth the slowdown area.
The slowdown period will remain active until September 15 and, if the whales remain in the area, may be extended up to October 31. If you wish to receive newsletters about the slowdown, you may click here to subscribe to recieve future updates and notification from the ECHO Program.