This portal contains information for fishers who operate in whale habitat.

Identification of marine species

Complete the training and consult the documentation that can help you differentiate whales, sharks and sea turtles as well as collect relevant observation data.

Whale protection measures

Consult the regulatory measures designed to protect whales in fishing areas in the St. Lawrence Estuary and Gulf.

What you can do

Familiarize yourself with the inspirational initiatives and solutions for fishers that aim to promote a harmonious coexistence between fishing activities and whales.

Fisher’s Guide

Download A Fisher’s Guide to Whales on the East Coast of Canada in order to learn more about the region’s whale species and their respective ranges, factors that increase the risks of entanglement, solutions and more.