Critical Habitats of the Northeast Pacific Northern and Southern Resident Populations of the Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) Order

SOR/2009-68

SPECIES AT RISK ACT

Registration 2009-02-19

Critical Habitats of the Northeast Pacific Northern and Southern Resident Populations of the Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) Order

Whereas the Northeast Pacific northern and southern resident populations of the killer whale (Orcinus orca) are wildlife species that are listed in the List of Wildlife Species at Risk set out in Schedule 1Footnote a to the Species at Risk ActFootnote b;

Whereas a recovery strategy for those species, entitled Recovery Strategy for the Northern and Southern Resident Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) in Canada, has been prepared under subsection 37(1) of that Act and was included in the public registry, established under section 120 of that Act, on March 14, 2008;

Whereas section 3 of that recovery strategy identifies and describes the critical habitats of those species;

And whereas no portion of the critical habitats of those species that are specified in the annexed Order are in a place referred to in subsection 58(2) of that Act;

Therefore, the Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, pursuant to subsections 58(4) and (5) of the Species at Risk ActFootnote b, hereby make the annexed Critical Habitats of the Northeast Pacific Northern and Southern Resident Populations of the Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) Order.

Ottawa, February 16, 2009

JIM PRENTICE
Minister of the Environment

Ottawa, February 12, 2009

GAIL SHEA
Minister of Fisheries and Oceans

Application

 Subsection 58(1) of the Species at Risk Act applies to the critical habitats of the Northeast Pacific northern and southern resident populations of the killer whale (Orcinus orca) described in the schedule.

Coming into Force

 The Order comes into force on the day on which it is registered.

 
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