Services and information
Outline Fisheries Act permitting criteria
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.
Actions to help protect Canada's endangered whales.
Expert teams conducting research on marine mammal species across Canada.
The response network that helps marine mammals and sea turtles in distress, annual reports.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada is committed to the welfare of marine mammals.
Read about the interests and mandate of the working group and the roles and responsibilities of the Chair.
There are over 90 species of cetaceans that inhabit the world's oceans, lakes and rivers according to the World Cetacean Database (2016).
This catalogue is a collection of identification photographs of humpback whales seen in British Columbian waters from 1989 to 2007.
Biological and conservation information regarding sea turtles.
Application form to get authorization for activities that will disturb a marine mammal.
Questions and answers on how to watch whales and marine mammals without disturbing them.
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