One protected area is good, a fully connected network of marine protected areas is better

The Banc-des-Américains (American Bank) Marine Protected Area (MPA) received final approval on March 6, 2019 and is now the largest offshore protected area in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence (GSL). The final boundaries are shown below and encompass an … [Read more...]

New measures to help right whales’ safe passage

The federal government announced new measures this week aimed at helping North Atlantic right whales return to the Gulf of St. Lawrence next summer. Fisheries and Oceans Minister Dominic LeBlanc introduced four changes to the snow crab fishery … [Read more...]

Canada, U.S. launch investigation into right whale deaths

Canada and the U.S. are launching a joint investigation into the deaths of 13 endangered North Atlantic right whales, after the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) declared the die off an “unusual mortality event,” or … [Read more...]

Conservation Council Statement on Oil Activity in the Gulf of St Lawrence

The Conservation Council of New Brunswick is disappointed by the recent decision by the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board opening the door to offshore drilling in the Gulf of St Lawrence. A blue whale swims in the waters … [Read more...]