The Port of Vancouver has launched a series of project under its ‘ECHO Program’ with the aim to provide a better understanding of vessel-related cumulative regional threats such as vessel underwater noise and its effects to marine environment.
AMSA has issued Marine Notice in order to provide guidance to shipowners, operators and seafarers to reduce the risk of collision with cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises), in accordance with IMO Circular MEPC.1/Circ.674.
A new paper from Wildlife Conservation Society describes how the Automatic Identification System (AIS) can help protect wildlife such as whales and walruses.
An excellent example of how industry and regulatory bodies can work with environmental activists to provide good results for the benefit of all, writes Sarah Nowak.
When an endangered orca is in hot pursuit of an endangered salmon, sending out clicks and listening for their echoes in the murky ocean near Seattle, does the noise from the nearby shipping lane interfere with them catching dinner? To find out, scientists measured underwater noise as ships passed their study site 3,000 times. This unprecedented characterization of ship noise will aid in the understanding of the potential effects on marine life, and help with possible mitigation strategies.
NOAA Fisheries is expanding critical habitat for endangered North Atlantic right whales to cover its northeast feeding areas in the Gulf of Maine/Georges Bank region and southeast calving grounds from North Carolina to Florida.
The Federal Court has fined Japanese whaling company Kyodo $1 million for hunting whales within an Australian whale sanctuary
The UK P&I Club reminds operators of the speed restrictions which exist off the US coast.
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