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...]

North Atlantic right whales – a timeline

The North Atlantic right whale population faced a rollercoaster of events these past few years. Here is a timeline of what the population faced, what was done about it, and future predictions. Prior 2017 It is not unheard of for right whale … [Read more...]

Fundy Baykeeper calls for stronger marine protection standards

On July 31, the Conservation Council’s Fundy Baykeeper Matt Abbott submitted recommendations to the National Advisory Panel on Marine Protected Area Standards. The submission recommends protection and process standards that should be adopted in … [Read more...]

Conservation Council proud to collaborate with Peskotomuhkati Nation on coastal restoration

Canada’s Coastal Restoration Fund is making waves along the coast of New Brunswick – and here at the Conservation Council, we couldn’t be happier. On July 10, the federal government announced that the Coastal Restoration Fund will provide the … [Read more...]

What’s going in our water? Have your say on World Oceans Day

Today is World Oceans Day! On this day, we take time to honor our world’s shared ocean, celebrate its greatness, and learn how we can better protect it by working together. A healthy ocean is crucial for a healthy world. It generates much of … [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...]