So much we can do to help local whales
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The use of the Whale Watch Flag will now expand from British Columbia into Washington State as part of efforts to improve boater behaviour around whales and reduce risk. The flag is raised on vessels when whales are in the area, indicating that boaters are to slow down and proceed with enhanced caution. It is taken down when whales are not in the area. It's so important to have consistent measures and messaging on both sides of the border.
Read NOAA's announcement about this and further measures to reduce stresses to the whales at www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/stories/2018/25_05252018_whale_watching_regs.html
To obtain a flag in British Columbia, contact North Island Marine Mammal Stewardship Association at http://nimmsa.org/contact-2 #whalewatchflag #nimmsa #seeablowgoslow