Whale Watchers Criticize Canadian Government On Orca Viewing Distance of 200m

By July 13, 2018 Whales
Whale Watch Association not happy about new distance measures for Orcas


The Canadian Government recently implemented a 200 m minimum distance for any ship in the area of Orcas. They also chopped the Chinook Salmon quota by 35%. The government is doing this because the Southern Resident Orca population only has 75 individuals (estimated) left. The Orca population relies heavily on Chinook Salmon for their diet and they won’t diversify their diet. 

An article in the Toronto Star highlighted an important factor that face the Orca population: the Orcas are around ships 85% of the time. The government recognizes that the Orca populations are in need of help, but are the measures taken too late or too extreme?

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