Transport Canada reports that a penalty of $6,000 has been issued to the bulk carrier vessel Federal Cardinal for alleged non-compliance with a temporary mandatory vessel slowdown.
This past August, Transport Canada implemented a temporary mandatory slowdown in the western Gulf of St. Lawrence, between the Quebec north shore and just north of Prince Edward Island.
Several ships were issued penalties of $6,000 for not respecting speed restriction since the measure came into force.
The Government of Canada says the temporary mandatory slowdown will remain in effect until the whales have migrated away from the area of concern. Transport Canada continues to assist Fisheries and Oceans Canada in monitoring the migration of the whales in this area.< Return