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...]

Climate change causing dramatic shift in Bay of Fundy fisheries

Fishermen, scientists, and those living and working along the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine, like our own Fundy Baykeeper, say … [Read more...]

EcoNews — A banner budget for whales, wildlife and water

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you our reaction to the federal budget’s historic investment to protect nature; we tell you why the regulations to phase out coal in Canada will mean even greater opportunities for New Brunswick’’s renewable … [Read more...]

A breakthrough budget for whales, wildlife and water

FREDERICTON — Lois Corbett, Executive Director, issued the following statement with respect to the federal government’s 2018-19 Budget, which included an unprecedented $1.3 billion commitment over five years for protecting land and endangered … [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...]

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...]

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