Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/07/16

Marine conservation groups press for stricter protection of right whales

A dead North Atlantic right whale being pulled to shore in Norway, P.E.I. last month so that a necropsy could be performed. Preliminary results suggest the whale died of blunt force trauma consistent with a ship strike. - File photo“One day after the Canadian government announced further measures aimed at the protection of endangered North Atlantic right whales, a collective of six Canadian marine conservation groups are arguing the measures don’t go far enough.
Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and federal Transportation Minister Marc Garneau announced on Monday that the government of Canada is expanding the zones in the Gulf of St. Lawrence where speed restrictions apply, the slowing down of more ships, increased aerial surveillance, and funding for initiatives to enhance marine mammal response.”

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Fonte: The Guardian, 10 de julho de 2019

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