Ministers announce latest measures to protect right whales

Federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc and Transport Canada’s Marc Garneau announced additional plans this morning for protecting the endangered North Atlantic right whale. An earlier start to the snow crab fishing season, along with fixed and … [Read more...]

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...]

Conservation works: study says smart stewardship is helping Maine lobster fishery withstand rising ocean temperatures

A study published last week shows that climate change is and will continue to have a major impact on lobster populations in the Gulf of Maine. The good news: conservation measures adopted by the state decades ago will ensure that the fishery so … [Read more...]

New measures to help right whales’ safe passage

The federal government announced new measures this week aimed at helping North Atlantic right whales return to the Gulf of St. Lawrence next summer. Fisheries and Oceans Minister Dominic LeBlanc introduced four changes to the snow crab fishery … [Read more...]

Betting big: Tesla completes world’s largest battery ahead of schedule

Tesla’s newest feat may help mitigate one of renewable energy’s most persistent problems — how to use it when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing. In March, Tesla founder Elon Musk vowed on Twitter to deliver a battery system for South … [Read more...]

North Atlantic Right Whale death toll reaches 17

  Another North Atlantic right whale has been found dead on a beach on Nantucket Island, off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This brings the number of deaths to 17 for the year in Canadian and US waters, nearly 4 percent of the total right … [Read more...]

No longer any doubt neonics are killing bees, birds and more: scientists

A group of international scientists gathered in Ottawa today to say there is no longer any doubt that common neonicotinoid pesticides are killing bees. The scientists with the International Union for Conservation of Nature released an update to … [Read more...]

Canada, U.S. launch investigation into right whale deaths

Canada and the U.S. are launching a joint investigation into the deaths of 13 endangered North Atlantic right whales, after the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) declared the die off an “unusual mortality event,” or … [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...]

Baykeeper calls for mandatory slow down of supertankers

A tenth north Atlantic right whale has been found dead, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) stated in a series of social media posts Tuesday evening. The carcass was found south of the River of Ponds area in Newfoundland by a DFO … [Read more...]