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...]

Environment Canada says it believes “further violations may occur” at Irving pulp mill

Part of Irving Pulp and Paper’s multi-million dollar fine for polluting the St. John River will not go toward a non-profit chaired by Jim Irving, who is also the mill’s co-CEO. Judge David Walker accepted a new plea deal on Monday that will see a … [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...]

Fundy Baykeeper receives Atlantic Salmon Federation’s top honour

ASF selects Matt Abbott, Fundy Baykeeper, as T.B. ‘Happy’ Fraser recipient ST. ANDREWS – The Fundy Baykeeper, a program of the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, has been selected to receive the T.B. ‘Happy’ Fraser award by the Atlantic Salmon … [Read more...]

EcoNews: Moving forward with reconciliation

This update gives you a heads-up on an important public lecture taking place tomorrow in Fredericton, and brings you up to speed on the discussion surrounding water protection policy in New Brunswick, efforts to improve fisheries habitats and nuclear … [Read more...]

CCNB signs onto letter calling for repeal of former government’s changes to Fisheries Act

The Conservation Council and our Fundy Baykeeper worked for months with a coalition of respected scientists and environmental lawyers to address changes made to the Fisheries Act by the former federal government. On Thursday, March 24 we supported … [Read more...]

New Report For Market Recommendations Ranks Atlantic Canadian Farmed Salmon As “Avoid”

Chemical Use, Escapes, and Disease Continue to Pose a Threat to the Marine Environment and Endangered Wild Salmon Populations, According to New Seafood Watch Report FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 2, 2016 Halifax (NS), St. Andrews (NB) and … [Read more...]

Fish Farm Biosecurity Inadequate to Protect Wild Salmon

FREDERICTON — The Conservation Council of New Brunswick is bringing attention to a study published last week in the Virology Journal that reported on the presence of a European strain of an Atlantic salmon virus — infectious salmon anemia (ISAv) — in … [Read more...]

Healthy Bays: We’re patrolling it.

Membership month at CCNB is all about encouraging long time and new supporters alike to be part of our work. By becoming a member, a monthly donor or renewing your membership you join hundreds of your fellow New Brunswickers who help us speak up for … [Read more...]

A step toward sustainable aquaculture in the Maritimes

Photo: Sustainable Blue The staff at Conserver House and our Fundy Baykeeper are applauding the efforts and persistence of a Nova Scotia company for successfully raising Atlantic salmon in a fish farm on dry land. Sustainable Blue, based in … [Read more...]