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Transport Canada fines vessel for contravening the speed restriction in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

OTTAWA – Endangered whales such as the majestic North Atlantic right whale deserve to swim danger-free in Canadian waters. That is why the Government of Canada has introduced several measures to address risks they face by marine shipping and fishing activity. One of the implemented measures includes speed restrictions in certain zones in the Gulf of St....

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North Atlantic Right whale necropsy in Petit Étang

Following the report of a dead North Atlantic right whale on June 20, Fisheries and Oceans Canada has been working with marine mammal response partners on the issue. The Canadian Coast Guard vessel CCGS Cpl. Teather located the whale June 24 and is towing it toward Cape Breton. They are working with marine mammal experts...

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DFO concerned by deaths of endangered North Atlantic Right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

MONCTON, NB – Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is working with marine mammal experts, scientists, and fishery officers from across Atlantic Canada to determine what has caused the recent deaths of several rare North Atlantic Right whales in eastern Canada. At least five dead Right whales have been seen recently in the Gulf of St....

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Northumberland Ferries and Transport Canada need to answer queries

To the Editor: It is increasingly obvious there is mismanagement in both Northumberland Ferries Ltd. (NFL) and at Transport Canada (TC) for the Wood Islands/Caribou essential and important service. Both NFL and TC need to be held accountable for this quandary. Many questions arise that Canadian taxpayers should have answers to: Why was the Hon....

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