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Response Statement - Harbour Porpoise, Pacific Ocean population

This species is found in the coastal waters of the eastern North Pacific Ocean and uses British Columbian waters year-round. It is highly susceptible to mortality by entanglement in fishing gear, and particularly sensitive to noise. Although surveys are too infrequent to determine population trends, there is ongoing deterioration of habitat quality due to coastal developments, increasing noise, and other factors which are unlikely to be reversed.

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Director
Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
351 Boul St-Joseph
Gatineau, QC
K1A 0H3
Tel: 800-668-6767
Fax: 819-938-4147
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