Ships should use traffic routes designed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and avoid designated no-go zones.
To avoid ship strikes, vessels should slow down when they encounter pods of large, slow-moving whales.
Slower ship speeds can also reduce emissions and lessen underwater noise.
A variety of other ship design considerations, maintenance practices, policy solutions and economic incentives can decrease underwater noise and its impacts.
Routing measures and no-go zones help reduce underwater noise, improving ecological integrity and resilience of species.