Report | February, 2022
Protecting Right Whales from Ship Strikes: Results of the Voluntary Speed Restriction in the Cabot Strait
Oceana Canada’s latest report, Protecting Right Whales from Ship Strikes, reveals more must be done to reduce the threat of ship strikes and protect the last remaining North Atlantic right whales from extinction. The report finds that most vessels did not comply with a two-year trial voluntary slowdown put in place in 2020 by Transport Canada in a key right whale migratory route, the Cabot Strait.
As a result of these findings, Oceana Canada is urgently calling on the government to take action and make the Cabot Strait slowdown mandatory and put in place permanent measures to protect North Atlantic right whales from extinction.
Tammy Thorne (Oceana Canada), email@example.com, 437-247-0954