Fisheries and Oceans Canada is organizing a public consultation on the impact of noise in Canada’s oceans, and you are invited to give your opinion.

Subsequent to the recent release of its framework document on an ocean noise strategy, the Government of Canada is currently inviting any member of an organization, business, or the general public to provide comments on this discussion paper. Any feedback gathered will be used to define the next steps in developing this strategy.

The issue of underwater noise is important for marine mammals. Highly reliant on sound to communicate, move, eat and socialize, cetaceans are particularly sensitive to noise disturbance. Noise pollution is one of the threats to the future of whales, and is considered a major threat to the St. Lawrence beluga in particular.

How do I participate?

The public consultation began on October 14, 2020 and will end on January 12, 2021.

You can participate online by answering 7 open questions on the ministry’s website; there is no need to create an account or provide any personal data. You can also submit your comments by email or regular mail.

All information is available at:

https://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/oceans/consultations/noise-bruit/index-eng.html

News - 20/10/2020

Laure Marandet

Laure Marandet has served as editor for the GREMM since early 2020. Convinced that the conservation of species is contingent on a better understanding by the general public, she has been passionate about popularizing science for over 15 years. Her strengths: a dual degree in biology and journalism, an insatiable curiosity, a child-like love for the animal world, and the patience necessary to draft texts that are both clear and precise.

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