Federal Government Announces New Rules To Protect SKRW

In an effort to protect the endangered killer whale population in and around the Salish Sea, the Federal Government has released updates to fishing and boating regulations.

These 2022 Southern Resident Killer Whale Management Measures are intended to support population recovery, which has been critical for years.

New educational materials have been produced and are intended for distribution, educating boaters, and fishing enthusiasts on no-go zones and new mandatory distances from the SRKW.

This is welcome news for W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council’s QENTOL,YEN / Marine Guardians Program, which has been working hard to monitor and protect the KELL̵OLEMEĆEN.

Please see below for the new regulations.