Join us for our final event of the ocean conservation webinar series! We're wrapping everything up with a presentation on climate change and its impacts on the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence marine ecosystem.
World Whale Day is also an opportunity to remind ourselves of their current conservation status and to address the many challenges they face.
Entanglements from fixed-gear fisheries are the biggest threat to North Atlantic right whales’ survival, along with vessel strikes. However, I don’t think it is fair to fully put the blame on the fishermen, who are dependent on the industry and have relied on it as a source of income for generations.
This year, the Sierra Club Canada Foundation will be organizing a Multi-Stakeholder Initiative to bring people together to discuss potential solutions to restore the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence and reduce NARW mortality from entanglements and other stressors. Let’s hope these discussions will accelerate collective action in the region to help relieve the pressures on our ocean giants.