This report examines the effect of boat disturbances on the Southern Resident Killer Whale (SRKW) population in the Fraser Estuary. The Fraser Estuary is a vital habitat for SRKWs, but limited information is available on the impacts of small recreational boats in the area. This report aims to provide a preliminary analysis of non-AIS vessel traffic and distribution in parts of the estuary.
Partner: World Wildlife Fund Canada
Funder: UBC (Sitka Foundation)
Keywords: biodiversity, ecological systems, transportation