Deadline May 3, 2019 to Try to Save the Orcas!
Apr 25, 2019 —
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and Transport Canada, are asking for public comment regarding the development of further protection and recovery measures for Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW). http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/consultation/fm-gp/srkw-eprs/index-eng.html
Separate written submissions can be submitted directly to DFO.SRKW-ERS.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Lifeforce Feedback Suggestions:
Support an Emergency Order under the Species at Risk Act. The emergency order should include:
o Guarantee Safe, Abundant, and Healthy Food - Moratoriums must be implemented to rebuild the presently broken ocean food chain. Harmful fish farms, that threaten wild salmon, must be closed;
o Stop Vessel Traffic Noise and Harassment;
o Prevent and Clean up Pollution;
o Enforce Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) - MPAs must restrict activities, such as fishing, that interferes with and threaten orca’s lives. They must be increased in Canada and the US;
o Stop Invasive Experiments and the Cumulative Impact of Research on Orcas - As other orca populations are also at low numbers all satellite darting (spearing), that permit a pathway for infections and cause deaths, must be stopped.
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