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COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report on the Bowhead Whale in Canada

Acknowledgements

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the Nature Conservancy of Canada, and The Nature Conservancy in the United States assisted in collecting information. Dr. Susan Cosens (DFO) provided unpublished papers, and Ed McLean (FJMC) supplied a list of Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge (ATK) sources. Dr. Mads Peter Heide-Jørgensen (US National Marine Mammal Laboratory) supplied papers about to be published, and Larry Dueck supplied recent tagging data from Foxe Basin (2002).

Funding for the preparation of this status report was provided by the Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada.


Authorities Contacted

Powles, H. Head, Biodiversity Division, Department of Fisheries & Oceans, Ottawa, ON.

Cosens, S. Section Manager - Arctic Stock Assessment and Conservation Research, Department of Fisheries & Oceans, Winnipeg, MB.

Carriere, S.  Ecosystem Management Biologist, Wildlife & Fisheries Division, Department of Resources, Wildlife & Economic Development, Government of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife, NT.

Jung, T. Senior Biologist, Fish and Wildlife Branch, Government of the Yukon Territory, Whitehorse, YT.

Albanese, M. Program Assistant, Conservation Science & Stewardship, Nature Conservancy of Canada, Toronto, ON.

McLean, E.  Resource person, Fisheries Joint Management Committee, Joint Secretariat – Inuvialuit Renewable Resources Committees, Inuvik, NT.

Goulet, G.  Coordinator, Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge, COSEWIC Secretariat, Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada. Ottawa, ON.