Regulatory measures for whales
Fishery management measures on Fisheries and Oceans Canada website
In Canada’s Atlantic provinces and Quebec, a number of measures and initiatives have been implemented in an attempt to prevent entanglements in fishing gear.
Fishery notices related to North Atlantic right whales
Fisheries and Oceans Canada carries out acoustic surveys of right whales using hydrophones (underwater microphones) as well as visual surveys from ships and aircraft. The presence of this species in a dynamic area subject to the protocol will trigger a temporary or season-long fishing closure depending on the nature of the observation(s).
Transport Canada Regulatory Measures for Protecting Right Whales
Transport Canada is committed to the protection and recovery of the North Atlantic right whale. Measures are being taken to help protect this endangered species in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. These measures, which include static and dynamic speed limit zones, are reviewed on an annual basis.
Reporting North Atlantic right whales
Learn how to spot right whales and report your sightings by clicking on the following link: Reporting right whales to Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
Canada’s Marine Mammal Regulations
Click on the following link to learn more about Canada’s Marine Mammal Regulations. If you witness an activity or behaviour outside the Marine Park that represents a disturbance to marine mammals, contact Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Poaching Alert at +1-800-463-9057 or complete the online form.
Marine Activities in the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park Regulations
Consult the following link to familiarize yourself with the Marine Activities in the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park Regulations. To report a collision with or disturbance to a marine mammal within the boundaries of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, communicate with Parks Canada wardens at 1-866-508-9888.