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“They put their own interests well above their neighbours”

Will you commit to cracking down on pesticide use that threatens wild fish and critical fisheries, such as lobster and scallop, in the Bay of Fundy?Just weeks after Canada’s top environmental watchdog called for big improvements to government … [Read more...]

New Brunswick youth pushing for plastic bag ban

Will you protect our ocean, parks, rivers and lakes by committing to banning single-use plastic bags in New Brunswick? “Remembering to bring a bag to the store is as simple as remembering to bring your car keys to your car,” says petition founder, … [Read more...]

Fundy Baykeeper calls for stronger marine protection standards

On July 31, the Conservation Council’s Fundy Baykeeper Matt Abbott submitted recommendations to the National Advisory … [Read more...]

Join the Conservation Council for the 2018 Musquash Paddle!

Fundy Baykeeper invites you to participate in a 10-km canoe or kayak paddle down the beautiful Musquash Estuary on Saturday, August 11th at noon This fun event allows you to meander down the river and see the vast salt marshes, wildlife and … [Read more...]

Conservation Council proud to collaborate with Peskotomuhkati Nation on coastal restoration

Canada’s Coastal Restoration Fund is making waves along the coast of New Brunswick … [Read more...]

What’s going in our water? Have your say on World Oceans Day

Today is World Oceans Day! On this day, we take time to honor our world’s shared ocean, celebrate its greatness, and learn how we can better protect it by working together. A healthy ocean is crucial for a healthy world. It generates much of … [Read more...]

Fundy Baykeeper blasts deliberate, illegal pesticide use in the Bay of Fundy

“I wish I was surprised.” That’s what our Fundy Baykeeper, Matt Abbott, told reporters after it was revealed in Saint John provincial court Tuesday that a St. George salmon farming company had deliberately used an illegal pesticide last … [Read more...]

As Moncton moves toward plastic bag ban, tell us what you’re doing to keep plastic pollution out of our oceans!

It’s true! According to CBC New Brunswick, when a local community group presented a petition calling for a ban at a public meeting earlier this month, the members of Moncton City council jumped on the opportunity, with one councillor calling it … [Read more...]

N.B. aquaculture company to face rare charges in provincial court

Our Fundy Baykeeper, Matt Abbott, told CBC News he will be closely monitoring an impending court case involving New Brunswick-based aquaculture company Northern Harvest Sea Farms. The company, which has licenses to operate nine salmon farms on the … [Read more...]

“It makes me seriously worried” — Environment Commissioner says feds dropping ball on salmon farming oversight

Our Fundy Baykeeper says a new report from Canada’s top environmental watchdog reinforces longstanding concerns that the aquaculture industry in Atlantic Canada is severely lacking effective regulation and enforcement. Julie Gelfand, Canada’s … [Read more...]

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