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 … [Read more...]

Milltown dam to be removed, gaspereau double in population

The gaspereau, once having a local population of only 900, is approaching 500,000 individuals Photo of upper reaches of Skutik (St. Croix) River, at Mud Lake Stream It's been a good year for the Skutik (St. Croix) River.  After the news … [Read more...]

Second North Atlantic right whale found dead

Punctuation, a 38-year-old female, was spotted floating Tuesday   Not pictured: Wolverine, a younger male, was found dead earlier this month. Another North Atlantic right whale has been found dead, floating in the Gulf of St. … [Read more...]

Canada is once again a world leader in fisheries management and protection

Conservation Council applauds new Canadian Fisheries Act, amendments to expand definitions for fish habitats, encourage reconciliation Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, in the Bay of Fundy, Canada. November 2016. The Conservation Council … [Read more...]

Nominate Your Eco-Hero! Deadline: July 31

The Milton F. Gregg Awards are back and bigger than ever! The awards have been presented by the Conservation Council annually since 1981 to deserving individuals and organizations who have contributed to protecting New Brunswick’s environment. This … [Read more...]

Ship has sailed on weak environmental assessments: Conservation Council on Bill C-69

(Saint John) The Conservation Council of New Brunswick told the Standing Senate Committee holding hearings on Bill C-69 that the ship has sailed on the era of weak environmental assessments in Canada. Scott Kidd, a longtime member of the … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Call to action on Sisson Mine, Premier at the pro-pipeline rally, Fundy Baykeeper on aquaculture reform, and Drive Electric NB’s happy problem

In this edition of EcoNews, we encourage you to use our letter-writing tool to have your say on the Sisson Mine's plan to use fish-bearing brooks in the Nashwaak Watershed for part of its waste tailings as the federal government takes final comments … [Read more...]

Fundy Baykeeper says N.B. aquaculture industry needs better regulation, robust oversight

Our Fundy Baykeeper says the history of illegal activity in New Brunswick’s aquaculture industry should be addressed by improved regulations and robust enforcement oversight as the provincial government considers changes to the Aquaculture … [Read more...]

Protecting right whales – a balanced plan for 2019

Fishers and scientists are on board with changes to the way the federal government will protect North Atlantic right whales in the 2019 season. Fisheries and Oceans Minister Jonathan Wilkinson and Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced the … [Read more...]

Who’s your Eco-Hero? Snap a music video and win $1,000!

Are you a nature-lover with an eye for video editing? Are you proud of all the great work happening in your community to help move New Brunswick toward a green economy? Then this contest is for you! New Brunswick has many champions for rural, … [Read more...]