Cooke fined $332,000, loses lease after Puget Sound salmon escape

Washington State officials have terminated a lease with Cooke Aquaculture Pacific and fined the company $332,000 after a state investigation conducted last month revealed it had not adequately maintained the net pen that failed last summer and … [Read more...]

Good news for the Bay of Fundy: statement on new Fisheries Act

Attention New Editors: Lois Corbett, Executive Director, and Matt Abbott, the Fundy Baykeeper. issued the following statement with respect to the introduction of the new national Fisheries Act. "The new law that protects Canada’s fisheries and … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Smart stewardship, help for whales, and a big ‘thank you!’

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you a great story about conservation in action from the Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy; we give you our reaction to and analysis of the long-awaited New Brunswick water protection strategy, and then our less … [Read more...]

Baykeeper watching as world’s largest salmon farming company moves into Bay of Fundy

Our Fundy Baykeeper says he will be watching to see how the arrival of the world’s largest salmon farming company in the Bay of Fundy impacts the already stressed waters of New Brunswick’s iconic bay. Norway’s Marine Harvest, the world’s biggest … [Read more...]

Environment and Climate Change Canada Reluctant to Enforce Regulations against Aquaculture Operators

For Immediate Release - Sept. 26, 2017 Environment and Climate Change Canada Reluctant to Enforce Regulations against Aquaculture Operators K’JIPUKTUK/HALIFAX — A retired Environment Canada employee and conservation and environmental law … [Read more...]

September EcoNews: All about spray, schools and salmon

In this edition of EcoNews, we show you which communities’ drinking water supply zones are being sprayed with glyphosate-based herbicides; bring you an update on Petitcodiac residents’ quest to end the controversial spraying in their region; give you … [Read more...]

Puget Sound on alert after Cooke Aquaculture salmon farm fails, releasing thousands

Puget Sound and its wild pacific salmon were put at risk last week when a net pen operated by Cooke Aquaculture that held more than 305,000 Atlantic salmon broke open near Cypress Island in Washington state. The company, like other salmon aquaculture … [Read more...]

Join us for an Open House on Marine Protected Areas

The federal government wants to know what you think about Marine Protected Areas. The Government of Canada is taking the next step toward fulfilling its international commitment to protect five per cent of Canada's marine and coastal areas by … [Read more...]

Baykeeper win reflects strong tradition of environmental action in our Bay of Fundy

Our Fundy Baykeeper has been awarded the Atlantic Salmon Federation’s highest honour for outstanding contributions to the conservation of Atlantic Canada’s most iconic fish. The T.B. ‘Happy’ Fraser Award has been given since 1975 to an individual … [Read more...]

EcoNews — A top honour for the Fundy Baykeeper

In this edition of EcoNews, we invite you to join us in congratulating our Fundy Baykeeper, Matt Abbott, who last night was awarded the Atlantic Salmon Federation's top honour. We also have the latest news on Parlee Beach pollution, our first take on … [Read more...]

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