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

The Conservation Council's Fundy Baykeeper, Matt Abbott. 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 … [Read more...]

Conservation Council proud to collaborate with Peskotomuhkati Nation on coastal restoration

Alewifes migrating up a river in Northern Maine, USA. June 2016. Nick Hawkins Photography 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 … [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...]

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...]

“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

Lobster fisherman in the Bay of Fundy. Fishermen, scientists, and those living and working along the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine, like our own Fundy Baykeeper, say climate change and rising ocean temperatures are already having a pronounced … [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...]