Technical innovations, regulations and laws, citizen actions, mobilizations… great efforts are being dedicated to the protection of whales and their habitats. Here is a selection of articles covering these actions.
2018 / 07 / 13
Banc-des-Américains: A New Marine Protected Area
The governments of Quebec and Canada have announced the creation of a new jointly-managed marine protected area at the American Bank off the Gaspé Peninsula. Protecting the 1,000 km2 territory is a s...
2018 / 07 / 03
Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park: 20 Years of Conservation Efforts
The Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park as we know it today was created in 1998. However, it took several decades of consultations and waiting to get there, hence the importance of celebrating this 20th...
2018 / 06 / 22
A New Measure for Belugas in the Marine Park
Calving season for St. Lawrence belugas is right around the corner, and to provide these animals with an area of peace and quiet, Parks Canada has announced a no-boating zone in the Baie Sainte-...
2017 / 11 / 08
Boats to Maintain Greater Distance from Killer Whales
By next spring, vessels off the coast of British Columbia will no longer be permitted to approach within 200 metres of southern resident killer whales, announced DFO Minister Dominic LeBlanc on Octobe...
2017 / 09 / 26
Who wants to play beluga researcher?
A team of researchers from Manitoba needs your eyes to sort through thousands of underwater photos of belugas. Are you ready to discover what lurks below the water surface? You’ll see how easy i...
2017 / 08 / 15
Studying Gannets to Better Understand the Feeding Activities of Whales
A text from Sonia Villalon The monitoring of northern gannet populations (Morus bassanus) is of particular interest for understanding changes in whale diets in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Gannets are se...
2017 / 07 / 04
Whale-watching tours: opportunities to educate and raise awareness?
A case study in Juneau, Alaska demonstrates the potential of whale-watching tours as an educational and public awareness tool for the protection of whales and the marine environment. This study also r...
2017 / 05 / 11
Summer closure of fisheries: a potential solution for protecting right whales?
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...
2017 / 04 / 04
Amendment to the Marine Activities in the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park Regulations: greater protection for whales
Reduced speed for all boats in certain areas, prohibition of certain activities, clarification of the definition of disturbance to marine mammals… These are just a few of the amendments made to ...
2017 / 02 / 13
US Standards to Reduce Global Bycatch?
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...