Services and information
Photos and facts, including conservation information, of marine mammals found in Canadian waters.
Mandatory forms and contact information for reporting incidents or sightings in your region.
The problem with ghost fishing gear and what we are doing about it.
Expert teams conducting research on marine mammal species across Canada.
The response network that helps marine mammals and sea turtles in distress, annual reports.
Read about the interests and mandate of the working group and the roles and responsibilities of the Chair.
Guidelines and best practices for observing marine animals in your region.
Species list, right whale fishery notices, whale-watching tips, protection from boat collisions, report an incident.
Biological and conservation information regarding Sea Turtles.
Application form to get authorization for activities that will disturb a marine mammal.
A program for the proper identification of marine mammal and turtle species in Canada.
Questions and answers on how to watch whales and marine mammals without disturbing them.
What we are doing
- Scientists travel to Gulf of St. Lawrence to study North Atlantic right whale
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada to Make Important Announcement On a Science-At-Sea North Atlantic Right Whale and Oil Spill Impact Mission
- Government of Canada adjusts measures to protect the North Atlantic right whales
- Transport Canada issues two fines for vessels who contravened the speed restriction in the Gulf of St. Lawrence
- A summary of comments from the 2018 Pan-Atlantic Roundtable on North Atlantic right whales
- What we heard report: A summary of comments from the Ministerial Roundtable on North Atlantic Right Whales
- Engagement on the science-based whale review
- Marine Mammal Response Program: SARA Incidents for 2018
- Action Plan and Recovery Strategy for the Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis), St. Lawrence River population, in Canada
- Recovery Strategy and Action Plan for the Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis), St. Lawrence River population, in Canada
- Action Plan to Reduce the Impact of Noise on the Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas) and Other Marine Mammals at Risk in the St. Lawrence Estuary, 2019
- Action Plan for the Basking Shark (Cetorhinus maximus) in Canadian Pacific waters
First-ever footage of salmon shark behaviour
View a salmon shark behavior caught on video by the science crew aboard the 2019 Pacific Seamount Expedition.
Protecting killer whales
How Canada is taking action to help southern resident killer whales.
Protecting Canada’s wild salmon
How we’re ensuring healthy, diverse salmon populations across Canadian ecosystems.
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