May 12, 2022
Marine mammal related:
See the recently updated Boat Blue resource for the national laws and best practices for marine mammal and boater safety. Updates include the newly announced 2022 “Management Measures for the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales” (Pacific Coast) which involve sanctuary zones, increased minimal approach distances, and fishery closures. See www.BoatBlue.ca
Aquatic invasive species are non-native plants, animals and parasites that can cause economic or environmental harm and spread quickly to other areas. They can be introduced by hitching a ride on boat hulls, buoys, ropes, anchors, trailers, and fishing gear. See this link for how boaters can help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.