Le Lézard
Classified in: Environment, Transportation
Subjects: EXE, PET, ENI, ENP

Minister LeBlanc considers all options to protect the North Atlantic Right Whale from further harm

MONCTON, NB, Nov. 10, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada's commitment to protecting the North Atlantic Right Whale was front and centre at a roundtable meeting led by the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.

Minister LeBlanc met with representatives from fishing organizations, marine transportation industries, cruise lines, ferry associations, Indigenous peoples, whale experts and scientists, as well as the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to discuss concrete actions which can be taken to better protect the right whale in Canadian waters.

This roundtable is just one part of a comprehensive approach to ensure these marine mammals are protected for future generations.

Moving forward, the Government of Canada will work with partners on many of the specific proposals that were discussed throughout the day, which include:

The collective expertise gathered in this forum and the proposed actions will help inform government policy on reducing the impacts of human activity on right whales and to protecting our waters and marine life for generations to come.

"Everyone around the table understood the urgency of this situation, and the need to take concrete actions to protect the North Atlantic Right Whale. Having experts, industry representatives, scientists and Indigenous communities participate in these meetings brings a more diverse and complete understanding of the situation. This discussion was profoundly helpful in assessing the long-term options available to our government. We will work quickly to ensure the survival and recovery of this iconic species."
The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

Quick Facts

Associated Links

Internet: http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FisheriesOceansCanada/
Follow us on Twitter!   https://twitter.com/DFO_MPO   


SOURCE Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Canada

These press releases may also interest you

at 18:00
GENNEVILLIERS, France, Sept. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Global stored energy leader, Exide Technologies, is helping fleet operators to keep their businesses moving by adding high performance VRLA (valve regulated lead-acid) GEL battery technology...

at 18:00
Opportunities to Modernize the Electric Grid and Address the Challenges of Rapid EV PenetrationRead the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05567606 The North American Electric Vehicle (EV) market has seen significant growth over the last 5...

at 18:00
OEM and Service Provider Revenue from Downstream Services will Exceed $3 Trillion by 2030Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p05567616 Digital disruption is set to revolutionize the automotive industry.The value is shifting from...

at 17:40
For recently engaged couples, the factors around planning a wedding can be daunting and stressful. One easy, affordable and truly memorable option that continues to gain in popularity is getting married on a cruise ship. Wedding cruises can be fun,...

at 17:22
Teamsters Local 251 negotiators will make a last ditch effort to secure a new contract with First Student Providence on Thursday, September 20. Teamsters Local 251 represents the men and women who work as drivers,...

at 17:09
- MAM Software Group, Inc. (the "Company" or "MAM"`), a leading global provider of on-premise and cloud-based business management solutions for the auto parts, tire and vertical distribution industries, announced that its Board of Directors has...

News published on 10 november 2017 at 13:51 and distributed by: