Transport Canada urged to enforce ship speed limits protecting endangered right whales

For the second year in a row, the majority of vessels passing through the Cabot Strait, between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia on Canada’s East Coast, are not complying with a Transport Canada voluntary slowdown request intended to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales in a key migratory passage. The Strait is also the primary route from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the country’s second-busiest port in Montreal. The voluntary initiative, established in 2020,,, >click to read<   The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) released a key report called a Biological Opinion yesterday>click to read<17:20

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