Protecting Canada's endangered whales
is taking action
We are working with partners to help protect Canada's endangered whales.
Report dead or distressed marine mammals
To report dead, injured or entangled marine mammals, please visit report a marine mammal in distress.
North Atlantic right whales
North Atlantic right whales are endangered. The global population is about 400. What are we doing now?
- Significant action taken in 2020 to protect North Atlantic right whales in Canada
- North Atlantic right whale monitoring and surveillance activities
- Fishery management measures to protect North Atlantic right whales
- 2020 fishery notices related to North Atlantic right whales
- On alert for whales
- Protecting North Atlantic right whales from collisions with ships in the Gulf of St. Lawrence
- Combatting marine litter: Ghost gear
- Fishing area closures
Southern Resident killer whales
With only 75 remaining, Southern Resident killer whales are critically endangered and are facing an imminent threat. Learn about what we are doing to help them.
- Management measures to protect Southern Resident killer whales
- Government of Canada announces second year of enhanced measures to protect Southern Resident killer whales
- Transport Canada: Interim Order for the Protection of Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) in the Waters of Southern British Columbia
- Government of Canada announces enhanced measures for protecting British Columbia’s Southern Resident killer whales
- Government of Canada protects two new areas off British Columbia’s coast for Resident Killer Whales
- Northern and Southern Resident Killer Whales (Orcinus orca): recovery strategy 2018
- Government of Canada taking further action to protect Southern Resident Killer Whales
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