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NB Power files EIA for major restoration on the Skutik (St. Croix) River

Today, the Department of Environment and Local Government registered NB Power’s project to restore Salmon Falls on the Skutik (St. Croix) River by decommissioning and removing the Milltown Dam.

“The removal of the Milltown Dam and restoration of Salmon falls will be good for fish like gaspereau and everything that eats them, good for the river, and good for the Bay of Fundy,” said Matthew Abbott, Fundy Baykeeper with the Conservation Council of New Brunswick.

The Milltown Dam is the first barrier migrating fish face as they swim up the Skutik river to their ancestral spawning grounds. Removing the dam and restoring Salmon Falls will allow for growing fish runs that are not limited by the size and effectiveness of the existing fish ladder.

Without your help, North Atlantic right whales could go extinct

There are only about 400 North Atlantic right whales left in the world. This critically endangered species, which grows up to 16 metres long, spends its summers in Canadian waters and migrates to southern waters off the United States during the winter. Right whales need your help. On May 5th, 2020, Fisheries and Oceans Canada published a …

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Poll shows overwhelming support for Milltown Dam removal

Survey finds broad support for restoration of free flow on the lower St. Croix River ST. ANDREWS — A new poll shows an overwhelming majority of people living in St. Stephen and surrounding communities support NB Power’s plan to remove the Milltown Dam, restoring free flow to approximately 15-kilometers of the lower St. Croix River, …

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Fundy Baykeeper, ENGOs and Fishermen Associations call for EIA of proposed new salmon aquaculture sites in the Bay of Fundy

Our Fundy Baykeeper, Matt Abbott, has co-signed a letter to New Brunswick’s Minister of Environment and Local Government calling for proposed new salmon aquaculture sites in the Bay of Fundy to undergo a complete Environmental Impact Assessment. Kelly Cove Salmon’s proposal for new open-net pen salmon aquaculture sites in Maces Bay and Beaver Harbour is …

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Let’s protect our marine ecosystems to achieve a resilient, equitable and sustainable blue economy

From Baie des Chaleurs to Cap Tourmentin, there are no shortage of local efforts to grow the coastal economy while protecting our critical marine environment. By supporting more projects like these, we will be more resilient in the face of world pandemics and environmental crises down the road. At the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in …

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WATER MUSIC:  FOR THE FUTURE OF THE BAY OF FUNDY at the UNB Art Centre

World Water Day is an initiative of the United Nations to bring awareness to the importance of water resources and their sustainable management.  Since its inception in 1993, the project has gathered momentum and participants from all over the world, each inspired to educate and activate their communities through a variety of projects.

Since 2011, the UNB Art Centre has recognized World Water Day with a special exhibit or event that highlights the challenges that face society and the environment.

A wake-up call for New Brunswick: Matt Abbott on plastic waste in Bay of Fundy

With new research estimating more than 1.8 million pieces of garbage are smothering the Bay of Fundy seafloor, and with municipalities already positioned to move forward on a province-wide plastic bag ban, the Conservation Council’s Fundy Baykeeper is calling on the province to do its part in creating a system that makes it easier for …

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Fantastic news, now down to the details: Corbett on province doubling protected natural areas by 2020

Years of work, guidance and leadership from conservation groups in New Brunswick finally came to fruition earlier this month as the provincial government announced a commitment to double the amount of protected land and water in New Brunswick by 2020. The move will increase the total percentage of protected areas in New Brunswick from 4.6 …

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IPCC’s special report on climate change and oceans is scientific call to action to protect coastal communities and critical inshore fisheries

The Conservation Council’s Marine Conservation Program issued the following statement with respect to the release of today’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC):  “This report is a scientific call to action that we must act urgently to drastically reduce the carbon pollution …

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