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.
Partners of the Recreational Boating Component
Partners of the Fisheries Component
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada
- M – Expertise Marine
- St. Lawrence Shark Observatory (ORS)
- Association des Crabiers Acadiens (ACA)
- Association des Pêcheurs Professionnels Crabiers Acadiens (APPCA)
- Association des crabiers gaspésiens (ACG)
- Maritime Fishermen’s Union (MFU)
- Regroupement des pêcheurs professionnels du sud de la Gaspésie (RPPSG)
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.