AND SHINES A LIGHT ON RECONCILIATION
RECOGNITION COMES AT A PAINFUL TIME
NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY:
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MARINE SHIPPING ON SOUTHERN
RESIDENT KILLER WHALES AND THE
MEASURES TO HELP PROTECT THEM
UNDERSTANDING THE EFFECTS OF
SHARING THE WATER WAYS:
We are an independent research centre that supports safe and sustainable marine shipping in Canada.
To be the leading source of credible, fact-based information to bring clarity to decision-making for safe and sustainable marine shipping in Canada.
A vibrant, safe and sustainable marine shipping industry that leads world standards, and that Canadians feel part of and trust.
This June, Canada is commemorating National Indigenous History Month to recognize the history, heritage, and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Indigenous Peoples have a deep history and connection to the land we call Canada and the oceans and waters that wash on to its shores.
With more than 27,000 km of coastline that extends from Alaska to Washington State, Canada’s Pacific region is home to a rich and vibrant marine ecosystem. Thousands of sea creatures inhabit these waters, from microscopic species to large, fascinating mammals. Among them are the highly intelligent and iconic orcas, also known as killer whales.
North Atlantic right whales are one of the most endangered species of large whales.
As Canada’s international trade and the global demand for its products continues to grow, the need for anchorages, which allow ships to wait outside a harbour to unload or pick-up their cargos, has increased. This has an impact on coastal areas, the environment and on the traditional activities of Indigenous communities.
Clear Seas provides impartial information on marine shipping in Canada to policy makers and the public. Our mandate is to initiate and interpret research, analyze policies, identify best practices, share information and facilitate dialogue.