A sighting of the North Atlantic right whale has imposed fishing closures in parts of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
The federal government says surveillance aircraft detected the whale north of the Magdalen Islands on Tuesday.
It’s the first time researchers spotted the whale in Canadian waters this year.
Researchers believe there are only 336 North Atlantic right whales left in the world.
As a result of the recent sighting, there is now a 15-day fishing closure, including lobster and crab fishing, for some regions of the Gulf.
All fishing area closures are posted here.