As avid marine enthusiasts we always keep an eye out for informative and interesting news and advice from the global boating community! We’re pleased to share our favourite bookmarks with you, from online articles to our own tips and tricks you may have missed.
Canada, U.S. researchers gathering virtually to report on endangered right whales – “There are roughly 400 North Atlantic right whales left in the world, with fewer than 100 breeding females. Twenty-nine of the whales have died in Canadian waters since 2017.”
Canadian Coast Guard accepting student applications for 2021 Inshore Rescue Boat season – “Our Inshore Rescue Boat Stations help ensure that people using Canada’s waterways in the summer can feel safe, and be certain that should they need assistance, the Coast Guard will be there. I see every year what the students crewing these stations accomplish, and every year I find myself impressed. I strongly encourage any student interested in the work to apply for an IRB position – it is a summer job like none other in Canada. – Mario Pelletier, Commissioner, Canadian Coast Guard”
Coalition launches Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup to address alarming pollution levels – “Plastic litter in the Great Lakes is a significant problem, arising in part from poor recycling. As we seek to end plastic waste by closing the loop in our economy and adopting circular solutions, this innovative project begins the task of capturing and cleaning up plastic pollution before and after it enters our lakes and rivers. — Mark Fisher, President and CEO, Council of the Great Lakes Region”