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NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALES RETURN TO CANADIAN WATERS

5/16/2018

 

FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA

NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS

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NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALES RETURN TO CANADIAN WATERS

 

Ottawa - A DFO C&P surveillance flight today reported a North Atlantic right whale swimming in Canadian waters, east of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

 

Based on the information we have at this time, there is no immediate plan to implement any temporary measures in the area.

At this time, fishing will continue but harvesters should be on alert.

The Government of Canada is undertaking extensive surveillance of many areas of Atlantic Canadian waters where North Atlantic right whales may be present over the coming months.

To view this sighting and future sightings, please follow the link below.

 

For additional information:

Regular updates and sightings maps will be posted at the following address:

http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/species-especes/mammals-mammiferes/narightwhale-baleinenoirean/alert-alerte/index-eng.html

 

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For information, contact:

Jackie Kean

A/Resource Manager

Tel. (709) 772-2045

E-mail: jackie.kean@dfo-mpo.gc.ca