General SFAC/SFAB Announcements

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  1. Admin

    Admin Admin Staff Member

    FOR YOUR INFORMATION

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Parks Canada Agency have now posted the proposed version of the amended Recovery Strategy for the Northern and Southern Resident Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) in Canada on the Species at Risk (SAR) Public Registry. These populations are found in the Pacific Ocean. The amendment to the Recovery Strategy includes identification of two additional areas as proposed critical habitat following recent scientific research1 and science advice2 and clarification of the features, functions, and attributes for proposed and existing critical habitat.


    Section 7 (Critical Habitat) of this document is now open for public input on the SAR Public Registry for a 60-day comment period (concluding November 3). During the 60-day public comment period, further regional opportunities will be provided to discuss and provide information on the proposed critical habitat, including the description of the science advice underlying the identification of the new areas. These additional processes will be identified through future emails.


    Following the completion of the 60-day public comment period, the proposed amended Recovery Strategy will be finalised, taking into consideration the comments received, and published as a final document on the SAR Public Registry.


    The proposed document can be found on the SAR Public Registry.


    For further information on the science advice that supports the proposed critical habitat, please see:

    · 1 Habitats of Special Importance to Resident Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) off the West Coast of Canada (Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat Research Document). http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/csas-sccs/Publications/ResDocs-DocRech/2017/2017_035-eng.html

    · 2Identification of Habitats of Special Importance to Resident Killer whales (Orcinus orca) off the West Coast of Canada (Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat Science Advisory Report 2017/011): http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/csas-sccs/Publications/SAR-AS/2017/2017_011-eng.html


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