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Environment

Rising seal population could lead to codfish extinction in Gulf of St. Lawrence

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has issued a stark warning linking the demise of codfish in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence to a rapidly increasing seal population. The warning is contained in the most recent stock assessment of Atlantic» 

Speed limits on commercial shipping have been re-imposed in the Gulf of St Lawrence after two endangered right whales were spotted this week

Environment

Transport Canada fines ship for exceeding whale safety speed limit

Transport Canada has issued a $6,000 fine to a vessel that allegedly breached mandatory speed limits introduced by the federal government in parts of the Gulf of St. Lawrence to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales, Transport Minister Marc Garneau» 

Environment

6th North Atlantic right whale found dead

A sixth dead North Atlantic right whale has been discovered in the Gulf of St. Lawrence this year, Fisheries and Oceans Canada said Thursday evening, less than a day after the federal government announced heightened measures to protect the highly endangered» 

Environment

Canada imposes ship speed limits after 5th endangered whale found dead

Canada’s transport ministry has imposed precautionary speed restrictions on maritime traffic in the western part of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, after federal fisheries officials confirmed Wednesday the death of a fifth North Atlantic right whale found on the cost» 

Environment

2 more dead right whales spotted in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Officials with Fisheries and Oceans Canada say two more endangered North Atlantic right whales have been found dead in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The whales were found near the Acadian Peninsula, New Brunswick and west of the Magdalen Islands, Quebec, officials» 

Environment

Dead right whale known as ‘Wolverine’, had survived ship strike, entanglements

Researchers at the New England Aquarium have identified the dead right whale found in Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence as a nine-year-old male named Wolverine. The young whale was sighted Tuesday during an aerial surveillance flight by researchers from the» 

Economy, Environment, Indigenous

Whales seen in Gulf of St. Lawrence, fisheries closed

Last year there was a record 18 North Atlantic right whale deaths in the waters of eastern North America. Most of them were in the Gulf of St Lawrence and were attributed in large part to entanglement with fishing gear.» 

Environment

Ottawa drops vessel speed limit requirement meant to protect endangered right whales

The federal government has lifted the mandatory speed limit for large vessels going through the Gulf of St. Lawrence, saying there have been no recent sightings of the endangered North Atlantic right whales the slowdown in marine traffic was intended» 

Environment, Society

Ottawa issues 3 more fines for speed limit violations in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Transport Canada has fined three more vessels for allegedly going faster than the speed limit imposed by Ottawa in August in the busy shipping lanes of the Gulf of St. Lawrence to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales, federal officials» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Gulf of St. Lawrence expedition will show images live online

Anyone with an internet connection will be able to view previously unseen images of life in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, one of the most productive and diverse marine areas in the world. The gulf on Canada’s eastern shores is»