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FN0539-Chinook and Chum Salmon - Notice of Webinar June 20, 2017 on Management Measures on Prey Availability Related to Killer Whale Recovery

DFO would like to invite you to participate in a webinar from 10:30-12:00 PST 
on June 20, 2017 regarding management measures on prey availability resulting 
from the Review of the Effectiveness of Recovery Measures for Southern Resident 
Killer Whale. If you are interested in participating in this session, please 
respond by email at: by June 18, 2017. You may also 
register for this webinar at the following link:

Background: In November 2016, the Government of Canada announced the Oceans 
Protection Plan (OPP), which includes a commitment to address the threats to 
three marine mammal populations: Southern Resident Killer Whale (SRKW), St. 
Lawrence Estuary Beluga, and North Atlantic Right Whale (NARW). 

The science based review builds on the recovery measures identified in the 
Species at Risk Act (SARA) (2002) recovery planning and reporting processes 
completed to date for these whales and presents an opportunity for the federal 
government and its partners to enhance recovery efforts. In Pacific Region, DFO 
will be undertaking targeted regional meetings for Acoustic and Physical 
Disturbance, Prey Availability, and Contaminants, which were identified in the 
Recovery Strategy for the Northern and Southern Resident Killer Whales (Orcinus 
orca) in Canada as key threats to the Southern Resident Killer Whale (available 

Feedback received from these sessions will be compiled into a Ministerial 
report recommending an approach for implementation of enhanced recovery efforts 
for these whales.


Contact Jonathan Fershau at or 604-666-2344.

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0539
Sent June 15, 2017 at 1101