Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) COSEWIC assessment and status report: chapter 15
Acknowledgements and Authorities Contacted
Many thanks first of all to Kerry Irish who provided invaluable assistance in the preparation of this report. Thanks to the following individuals who took the time to respond to sometimes repeated requests for unpublished information: Bob Bowman, Kate Bredin, John Calambokidis, Jerry Conway, John Ford, Stefen Gerriets, Brian Gisborne, Shannon Gowans, Dave Johnson, Amy Knowlton, Jack Lawson, Alan McDonald, Allan McNeill, Robert Michaud, Doug Sandilands, Chuck Schom, Sean Smith, and Kate Wynne. The report was considerably improved thanks to comments by Jane Watson, Randall Reeves, Mike Kingsley, John Ford, Véronique Lesage, Jack Lawson, and an anonymous reviewer.
Funding for the preparation of this status report was provided by the Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada.
All relevant federal (Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Parks Canada, Conservation Data Centres) and provincial (Wildlife and Parks Ministries) agencies were contacted for any available governmental information on this species. Aboriginal organizations in Labrador and British Columbia were contacted for any available Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK).
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