DFO Expands Grid Closures in Gulf of St. Lawrence Due to North Atlantic Right Whales
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has closed another nine grids in the Gulf of St. Lawrence due to the presence of endangered North Atlantic right whales.
As SeafoodNews previously reported, the closures are part of the DFO’s new measures to protect right whales from ship strikes and entanglements in fishing gear. These measures, which include season-long closures in the Gulf if a whale is detected more than once in a fishing zone within 15 days, was implemented after nine right whales died in...
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