Conservation Council, Fundy Baykeeper deeply saddened by loss of whale rescuer and veteran fisher

The Conservation Council and Fundy Baykeeper are expressing their condolences following the tragic death of veteran lobster fisher and member of the Campobello Whale Rescue Team, Joe Howlett.

Howlett died on Monday, July 10 while attempting to free a right whale entangled in fishing gear in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The whale was saved, the second to be freed by Howlett in less than a week.

Lois Corbett, Executive Director of the Conservation Council, and Matt Abbott, Fundy Baykeeper, express their condolences to Howlett’s family, friends, colleagues, and the greater Campobello community.