Whale Release & Strandings
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About us


Funding and connection to Department of Fisheries and Oceans


The Whale Release and Strandings Group is authorized by Fisheries and Oceans Canada  as the responsible group in Newfoundland and Labrador for handling and disentangling cetaceans and sea turtles caught in fishing gear or stranded on our coastline. 


Financial support for disentanglement work comes from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

Financial support for strandings and marine educational has been obtained from Shell Canada, Canadian Wildlife Federation, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Esso Imperial Oil Foundation, Youth Eco Internship and corporate donors.