Marine mammals and sea turtles
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is responsible for the conservation and protection of Canada’s marine resources, including marine mammals and sea turtles. The Department is guided by the principles of sound scientific knowledge and effective management in developing regulations and policies to meet this responsibility.
Services and information
Photos and facts, including conservation information, of marine mammals found in Canadian waters.
Find contact information for reporting an incident in your region.
Learn about the response network that helps marine mammals and sea turtles in distress. Access annual reports.
Read about the interests and mandate of the working group and the roles and responsibilities of the Chair.
Marine mammals and sea turtle species, whale watching guidelines, how to report sightings.
How to identify, record and report entangled marine mammals.
What we are doing
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