EcoNews — Herbicide spraying near your favourite NB lake, new forest conservation areas, and a good day for bees and butterflies

In this edition of EcoNews, we break down the 2018 herbicide spray map to identify the spraying hotspots near popular New Brunswick lakes this summer; we take a closer look at the provincial government's announcement about changes to Crown forest … [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...]

Statement on Prime Minister Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle

Attention News Editors: Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, issued the following statement with regards to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle today: “We congratulate the Hon. Dominic LeBlanc (MP — Beauséjour) as he moves from … [Read more...]

North Atlantic right whales spotted in N.B. waters

Twelve North Atlantic right whales have been spotted in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the same busy channel where the critically-endangered species suffered catastrophic deaths last summer. The whale sightings, confirmed by the federal government on … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Illegal pesticides, beating plastic pollution, and big job gains from energy efficiency

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you our Fundy Baykeeper's scathing reaction to N.B.-based Northern Harvest Sea Farms' deliberate use of illegal pesticides in the Bay of Fundy; we give you the good news from Moncton about a possible looming ban … [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...]

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...]

Breaking EcoNews — A fair coal phase out, protecting Parlee Beach, and panning aquaculture oversight

In this breaking edition of EcoNews, our Executive Director Lois Corbett leads the effort to ensure a fair and prosperous transition away from coal-fired electricity in Canada as co-chair of a new federal task force; we bring you the key findings … [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...]

Top marks to Fisheries Act changes: Corbett

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, joined conservation and environmental groups clear across the country in welcoming proposed changes to Canada’s Fisheries Act. In articles published in the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal and CBC New … [Read more...]

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