About

Created for anyone operating watercraft in Eastern Canada including the Gulf of St. Lawrence and its estuary, the Training and Responsible Whale-Watching Guide summarizes information pertaining to boating and shipping issues in whale habitat on a single platform. The platform is organized in two broad user categories, each subject to different whale protection measures: recreational boaters and ship operators. Training courses on identifying whales and how to conduct oneself in their presence are available on this site. As a navigator, you can also collect whale observation data and thereby actively participate in their conservation.

This guide is an initiative of the Marine Mammal Observation Network (MMON), the World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF-Canada) and the St. Lawrence Global Observatory (SLGO). It was developed in close collaboration with numerous partners and was funded by Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Financial Partner

This initiative is made possible in part thanks to funding received under Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Habitat Stewardship Program (HSP) for Species at Risk.

Sailboat © S. Giroux, ROMM
Maritime transport © S. Pronovost, ROMM