2019 / 06 / 19
Right Whale: What is happening in 2019
The North Atlantic right whale is endangered, with an estimated population of only about 400 individuals. The main threats faced by this species are entanglements in fishing gear (ropes) and collision...
2019 / 02 / 08
Right Whales: Similar Measures for 2019
The North Atlantic right whale protection measures for 2019 have been announced, and will include measures better suited to the fishing industry, as well as constant monitoring efforts similar to last...
2018 / 12 / 11
Right Whales: the Situation in 2018
2017 was a grim year for the North Atlantic right whales. The deaths of 18 right whales created a shock wave in Canada and the United States. What will 2018 be for the right whales? Measures to reduc...
2018 / 06 / 01
27 Right Whale Sightings Later, a Normal Fishing Season
Five aircraft conducting aerial surveillance have spotted up to 27 right whales this season, which has resulted in several fishing ground closures to prevent entanglements in fishing gear. Despite the...
2018 / 04 / 24
Right Whales: Measures to Prevent Entanglements and Collisions
Although changes made to the fishing season are of concern to many workers, be they fishermen or processing plant employees, the measures are essential for protecting this endangered species from the ...
2018 / 04 / 24
Right Whales: An Entangled Whale Named Kleenex
Researchers call her Kleenex. Known since 1977, this right whale has been swimming with a rope wrapped around her head for 3 years now. On April 12, when she was seen by a team from the Center for Coa...
2018 / 01 / 24
New Fishery Management Measures in Effort to Curb Right Whale Mortality
Four new management measures for the snow crab fishery have been announced by Fisheries and Oceans Canada Minister Dominic LeBlanc with the aim of lowering the risk of entanglements for North Atlantic...
2018 / 01 / 15
Right Whale Mortalities 2017: Overview
The carcass of the third of the six dead right whales found in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in June has recently washed ashore in the Magdalen Islands...
2017 / 11 / 22
Right Whales Still Present in Gulf
At least 15 right whale sightings were made in the Gulf of St. Lawrence during the week of November 17, according to air census data. For the time being, the reduced speed limit of 10 knots is therefo...
2015 / 05 / 06
After this species was classified as “endangered”, an expert team worked to develop a recovery strategy for the blue whale of the Northwest Atlantic. This program was published in November...