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There are many eyes within the sky this summer season off Canada’s East Coast as Fisheries and Oceans and Transport Canada conduct aerial surveys to assist detect and shield endangered North Atlantic proper whales.

Five plane are getting used to make every day flights over the Bay of Fundy, the Scotian Shelf, the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the southern coast of Newfoundland.

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The elevated measures observe the deaths of 18 North Atlantic proper whales in Canadian and U.S. waters final 12 months, primarily on account of collisions with ships or entanglements in fishing gear.

There are believed to be fewer than 450 of the whales remaining and, of these, there are solely about 100 breeding females.

Jean-Francois Gosselin, a biologist with the Fisheries Department, says to date this 12 months they’ve noticed 27 proper whales off the East Coast.

Six fishing areas within the Gulf of St. Lawrence had been closed to a number of fisheries as of May 22, together with snow crab, rock crab and lobster.

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