OT­TAWA OR­DERS 100-ME­TRE BUF­FER FOR RIGHT WHALES

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - - CANADA -

Ot­tawa will or­der boats to give right whales a 100-me­tre buf­fer zone as it looks at op­tions to pro­tect the mam­mals in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Fish­eries Min­is­ter Do­minic LeBlanc said. LeBlanc met Thurs­day in Monc­ton, N.B., with sci­en­tists, Abo­rig­i­nal groups and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the fishing and ma­rine trans­port in­dus­tries to dis­cuss so­lu­tions after a deadly sum­mer. “I was quite in­spired and en­cour­aged by the sug­ges­tions,” he said. Twelve right whales have turned up dead in Cana­dian wa­ters this year.

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