Action Plans

Action plan for the Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus), Northwest Atlantic population, in Canada

The Northwest Atlantic Blue Whale was listed as Endangered under the Species at Risk Act in 2005. The main threats to its recovery are anthropogenic noise, lack of food availability, contaminants, collisions, disturbances and entanglements. Published in 2009, the Recovery Strategy proposed three recovery objectives intended to increase knowledge of the population, its habitat, and threats, and implement measures to mitigate threats.

Consultation period: 2018-07-11 to 2018-09-09


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SARA Directorate
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
200 Kent St.
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0E6
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