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

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

SOR/2009-68SPECIES AT RISK ACT
Registration 2009-02-19
Critical Habitats of the Northeast Pacific Northern and Southern Resident Populations of the Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) OrderWhereas 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;

Return to footnote aSOR/2007-284
Return to footnote bS.C. 2002, c. 29

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 OceansApplication

1 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

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

SCHEDULE(Section 1)Description of Critical Habitats

SOUTHERN RESIDENT KILLER WHALE CRITICAL HABITAT BOUNDARIES
Described clockwise from the western boundary — all Latitudes are Decimal Degrees North; all Longitudes are Decimal Degrees West

Point Description
Latitude Deg
Latitude Min
Longitude Deg
Longitude Min

1
western boundary
48
29.68
124
44.31

2
48
40.02
124
50.68

3
Excluding waters north of the line joining (Sooke Inlet)
48
21.30
123
44.32

4
48
20.33
123
42.90

5
Excluding waters north of the line joining (Royal Roads, Esquimalt Hbr, Victoria Hbr)
48
24.25
123
28.97

6
48
24.57
123
22.61

7
Excluding waters west of the line joining (Cordova Channel and Sidney Channel)
48
29.69
123
18.61

8
48
36.12
123
18.51

9
Excluding waters west of the line joining (western half of Miners Channel and the waters west of Gooch Island)
48
37.04
123
18.49

10
48
39.70
123
17.72

11
Excluding waters west of the line joining (western half of Prevost Channel and Moresby Passage)
48
39.88
123
17.68

12
48
42.96
123
19.63

13
Excluding waters west of the line joining (western portion of Swanson Channel between Moresby Island and Prevost Island)
48
43.34
123
19.88

14
48
48.86
123
22.70

15
Excluding waters west of the line joining (western portion of Trincomali Channel between Prevost Island and Parker Island)
48
50.66
123
23.33

16
48
52.61
123
23.92

17
Excluding waters west of the line joining (western portion of Trincomali Channel between Parker Island and Galiano Island)
48
52.85
123
23.92

18
48
53.08
123
23.76

19
48
54.28
123
20.67

20
48
55.39
123
21.98

21
Excluding waters west of the line joining (western portion of southern Strait of Georgia)
49
0.00
123
18.88

22
49
10.39
123
22.82

23
49
13.58
123
21.97

24
49
13.58
123
21.97

25
Excluding waters north of the line joining (portion of southern Strait of Georgia)
49
14.00
123
21.09

26
49
14.18
123
19.22

27
49
13.79
123
17.21

28
49
13.79
123
17.21

29
49
12.87
123
15.75

30
Excluding waters north and east of the line joining (portion of southern Strait of Georgia)
49
9.01
123
16.48

31

49
3.39
123
9.24

32

49
3.47
123
8.48

And bounded on the east and south by Point Roberts and the United States Border

NORTHERN RESIDENT KILLER WHALE CRITICAL HABITAT BOUNDARIES
Described clockwise from the western boundary — all Latitudes are Decimal Degrees North; all Longitudes are Decimal Degrees West

Point Description
Latitude Deg
Latitude Min
Longitude Deg
Longitude Min

1
Western boundary (Vancouver Island to Numas Island)
50
36.98
127
11.00

2
50
46.24
127
6.76

3
Northern boundary (Numas Island to Broughton Island)
50
46.27
127
5.26

4
50
46.41
126
48.27

5
Northern boundary (Broughton Island to Screen Island / Eden Island)
50
46.13
126
47.30

6
50
44.95
126
43.55

7
boundary line running from Eden Island to Crib Island (including waters of Queen Charlotte Strait and excluding waters of Trainer Passage)
50
44.79
126
43.22

8
50
43.67
126
42.73

9
boundary line running from Crib Island to House Islet (including waters of Queen Charlotte Strait and excluding waters of Arrow and Spring Passages)
50
43.33
126
42.58

10
50
40.16
126
41.21

11
boundary line running from House Islet to Swanson Island (including waters of Queen Charlotte Strait and excluding waters of Knight Inlet)
50
40.16
126
41.21

12
50
37.75
126
43.86

13
boundary line running from Swanson Island to Compton Island (including waters of Blackfish Sound excluding waters of West Passage)
50
36.06
126
41.77

14
50
35.84
126
41.42

15
boundary line running from Compton Island to Harbledown Island (including waters of Blackfish Sound excluding waters of Whitebeach Passage)
50
35.50
126
40.86

16
50
35.38
126
40.68

17
boundary line running from Harbledown Island to Parson Island (including waters of Blackfish Sound excluding waters of Parson Bay)
50
35.19
126
40.93

18
50
34.43
126
40.73

19
boundary line running from Parson Island to West Cracroft Island (including waters of Blackfish Sound excluding waters of Baronet Passage)
50
33.65
126
39.95

20
50
32.98
126
39.73

Waters of western Johnstone Strait bounded on the north by West Cracroft Island, the mainland, Hardwicke Island and West Thurlow Island with no exclusions except:

24
boundary line running from West Cracroft Island to the mainland (including waters of western Johnstone Strait excluding waters of Havannah Channel)
50
31.32
126
20.35

25
50
31.09
126
17.05

26
boundary line running from the mainland to Hardwicke Island (including waters of western Johnstone Strait excluding waters of Sunderland Channel)
50
28.46
126
2.54

27
50
26.57
125
57.94

28
boundary line running from Hardwicke Island to Eden Point on West Thurlow Island (including waters of western Johnstone Strait excluding waters of Chancellor Channel)
50
24.58
125
48.29

29
50
23.91
125
47.38

30
boundary line running from Eden Point to Tyee Point on West Thurlow Island (including waters of western Johnstone Strait excluding waters of Vere Cove)
50
23.91
125
47.38

31
50
23.26
125
47.06

32
Eastern boundary line running from West Thurlow Island (including waters of western Johnstone Strait excluding waters of eastern Johnstone Strait and Mayne Passage)
50
23.42
125
34.39

33
50
21.88
125
34.23

Waters of western Johnstone Strait bounded on the south by Vancouver Island – no exclusions except:

35
boundary line running from Graveyard Point to Kelsey Bay Harbour on Vancouver Island (including waters of western Johnstone Strait excluding waters of Salmon Bay)
50
23.45
125
56.71

36
50
23.80
125
57.62