ISSUES: Did you know that Canada is bound by the Law of the Sea to protect endangered whales, their habitat and feed?…

CANADA IS BOUND BY LAW OF THE SEA TO PROTECT ENDANGERED WHALES, THEIR HABITAT, AND THEIR FORAGE (Updated February 14, 2020) I’m currently researching once more the various treaties and laws that oblige the Government of Canada to protect Right … Continue reading ISSUES: Did you know that Canada is bound by the Law of the Sea to protect endangered whales, their habitat and feed?…

LOOKING BACK – NOAA Expands Critical Habitat for Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales – but without Canada it’s only half as good!

Posted on January 26, 2016 To the attention of The Honorable Hunter Tootoo, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard – Art MacKay In a press release dated January 26, 2016, NOAA has expanded its Right Whale “critical … Continue reading LOOKING BACK – NOAA Expands Critical Habitat for Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales – but without Canada it’s only half as good!

WHALES: DFO Responds to our Concerns about the “firing” of the Right Whale Recovery Team – 2008

We have received 2 calls from DFO about the article on the Right Whale Recovery Implementation Team. Our interpretation is supplied as a comment to the original article. We might not have gotten it right so we are reserving this … Continue reading WHALES: DFO Responds to our Concerns about the “firing” of the Right Whale Recovery Team – 2008

WHALES: Looking Back – DFO Harpoons Endangered Right Whale Recovery Team?

Updated 2021 The Sierra Club of Canada and other concerned professionals are asking Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans Minister Loyola Hearn to reconsider his decisions to dismiss the North Atlantic Right Whale Recovery Implementation Team, a coalition that provides … Continue reading WHALES: Looking Back – DFO Harpoons Endangered Right Whale Recovery Team?

WHALES: Bill restricting speed limits passed in 2008 – Is it still good news?

Snowe/Kerry ship strike legislation passes Senate committee The Ship Strike Reduction Act of 2008 Whale bill passes Senate committee WASHINGTON (AP) – A Senate committee has passed a bipartisan bill introduced by Maine’s Olympia Snowe and Massachusetts’ John Kerry that … Continue reading WHALES: Bill restricting speed limits passed in 2008 – Is it still good news?

ISSUES: Marine Protected Areas – Canada’s failure in the face of big business?

Everyone knows the Bay of Fundy … right? It is home to thousands of unusual and spectacular marine invertebrates as well as more beautiful birds than you can count and a dozen species of whales and seals including the endangered North … Continue reading ISSUES: Marine Protected Areas – Canada’s failure in the face of big business?

WHALES: LOOKING BACK – The Worst Possible News for Right Whales 2008

Whale rescue program faces funding cuts Provincetown Banner, USA – Mar 05, 2008 “Our federal government should be using every tool at its disposal to protect the remaining right whales, rather than making drastic cuts in a tremendously … This … Continue reading WHALES: LOOKING BACK – The Worst Possible News for Right Whales 2008

LO0KING BACK: 2008 – The battle to protect right whales continues

The battle continues as scientists and legislators continue to try to bring rules to bear that will protect the endangered Atlantic right whale. So far, industry has been fighting these efforts. The lobster fishing industry will need to absorb the … Continue reading LO0KING BACK: 2008 – The battle to protect right whales continues

WHALES: Looking back at the LNG threat to the Northern Right Whale – 2007. Has anything changed?

3/6/21 The article below was written many years ago when LNG developments in Passamaquoddy Bay were threatening the Northern Right Whale population that summered in this area. The effort to stop the LNG developments was successful but little has changed … Continue reading WHALES: Looking back at the LNG threat to the Northern Right Whale – 2007. Has anything changed?