Friday, 10 November 2017 13:30

Minister LeBlanc considering all options on North Atlantic Right Whales

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The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard met with representatives from fishing organizations, marine transportation industries, cruise lines, ferry associations, Indigenous peoples, whale experts and scientists, as well as the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to discuss concrete actions which can be taken to better protect the North Atlantic Right Whale in Canadian waters. A number of measures will be looked at to address the fisheries' impacts in addition to enhancing whale sighting and detection information and timely sharing of this information.  Seasonal speed restrictions in target areas and adjustments to shipping lanes based on accurate and timely whale sightings is also on the table.  

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