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Recovery Strategy for the Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) St. Lawrence Estuary Population in Canada (proposed)

List of acronyms

BAPE
Bureau d'audiences publiques sur l'environnement

CITES
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna

COSEWIC
Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada

CPs
Chlorinated paraffins

DDE
Dichlorodiphenylethane

DDD
Dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane

DDT
Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane

DFO
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

EC
Environment Canada

EQA
Environment Quality Act

GREMM
Groupe de recherche et d'éducation sur les mammifères marins

HCB
Hexachlorobenzene

HCH
Hexachlorocyclohexane

HSP
Habitat Stewardship Program

IARC
International Agency for Research on Cancer

IPCS
International Program on Chemical Safety

IJC
International Joint Commission

MLOA
Marine life observation activities

MPA
Marine Protection Area

NRC
National Research Council

OC
Organochlorine compounds

PAEQ
Programme d'assainissement des eaux du Québec

PAHs
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

PCBs
Polychlorinated biphenyls

PBDEs
Polybrominated diphenylethers

PFCs
Perfluorinated compounds

PFOS
Perfluorooctane sulphonate

PIZ
Priority Intervention Zone

POP
Persistent organic pollutant

QMMERN
Quebec Marine Mammal Emergency Response Network

ROMM
Réseau d'observation des mammifères marins

SARA
Species at Risk Act

SLAP
St. Lawrence Action Plan

SSLMP
Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park

TBT
Tributyltin

WWF
World Wildlife Fund