Right whale protection measures get credit for death-free year – CBC

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After so many right whale deaths in 2017, DFO encouraged by 2018

Jan 07, 2019

No North Atlantic right whales died in Canadian waters in 2018, so protective measures will continue, a Fisheries spokesperson says.

The year free of deaths means the protective measures implemented last year are working, said Adam Burns, director general for fisheries resource management with Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

“In 2018 there were at least as many North Atlantic right whales in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence as there were in 2017, when we had all of those incidents, and we continued to have fishing activity in those same areas,” Burns said.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/right-whale-protection-measures-working-1.4968206

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