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External review of the critical habitat section of the draft Amended Recovery Strategy for the Northern and Southern Resident Killer Whales in Canada

Current status: Closed
Public consultation was opened on June 12 2018 and closed to new input on July 11 2018.

How to provide input

The draft amended Recovery Strategy will be now be revised where required based on feedback from this consultation, and posted as a proposed document on the Species at Risk Public Registry for a 60-day online public comment period. We anticipate this to occur in August through October 2018. The Government will then have 30 days to incorporate comments before posting the final document on the Species at Risk Public Registry, anticipated to occur by December 2018.

Why we are seeking input?

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and the Parks Canada Agency (PCA) would like your feedback on the revised critical habitat section (section 7) of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) draft Amended Recovery Strategy for the Northern and Southern Resident Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) in Canada.

Who we are seeking input from?

Indigenous peoples, stakeholders, ENGOs, other government agencies, researchers, and interested individuals are invited to provide feedback on the critical habitat section (section 7) of the draft Amended Recovery Strategy.

Key points for discussion

Your feedback will be used to inform future recovery actions under the Species at Risk Act as well as other Acts such as the Fisheries Act. However, there are no immediate plans to add new closures, or to change the 2018 fisheries closures that protect the key foraging areas as described in the 2018 Southern Pacific Salmon Integrated Fisheries Management Plan.

Related material

Further information on recovery initiatives for Resident Killer Whales:

Contact us

Species at Risk Program
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
200-401 Burrard St
Vancouver BC V6C 3S4

Telephone: 604-666-7907
Email: SARA.XPAC@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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