• Vaquita © Frédérique Lucas (Source: 2017 / 06 / 01

    Vaquita Could Disappear within a Year

    Par Béatrice Riché / Issues

    The world’s smallest cetacean, the Gulf of California porpoise, or vaquita, could become extinct in 2018, according to a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report released on May 15. WWF is calling on th...

  • 2017 / 05 / 11

    Summer closure of fisheries: a potential solution for protecting right whales?

    Par Béatrice Riché / Actions

    To ensure the survival of the North Atlantic right whale, should we mitigate the risk of entanglements with fishing equipment? This is what is being suggested by researchers from the Canadian Wildlife...

  • © Josiane Cabana 2017 / 02 / 13

    US Standards to Reduce Global Bycatch?

    Par Béatrice Riché / Actions

    Since January 1, 2017, the United States has adopted a new seafood import regulation: foreign fisheries wishing to export to the United States will have to protect marine mammals according to standard...

  • 2017 / 02 / 03

    Which cetacean is most at risk of extinction?

    Par Marie-Sophie Giroux / Questions from the public

    According to the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), it would be the vaquita. At the present time, there are fewer than 40 individuals, all of which are extremely at...

  • 2015 / 12 / 18

    Entangled Right Whale: an Extra Weight to Tow

    Par Marie-Sophie Giroux / Issues

    Over 75% of North Atlantic right whales show injuries or scars caused by fishing gear. A study conducted by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution recently specifically addressed the issue of the ex...

  • 2015 / 12 / 11

    Sperm Whales Robbing Fishermen of Their Catch

    Par Marie-Sophie Giroux / Issues

    Sablefish fishermen in the Gulf of Alaska face a major competitor to their operations: male sperm whales. The latter come and steal their catch directly from the fishing gear. Fishermen and scientists...

  • 2015 / 07 / 03

    Calculations that Could Help Save Whales Entangled in Fishing Gear

    Par Christine Gilliet – Mots et Marées / Discoveries

    According to a recent study, researchers examined whale skeletons and carcasses of all sizes to obtain measurements of their body parts. With these data and calculation models, they now have an idea o...