Passage of Bill C-68 ushers in wave of new protections for fish, and for the rivers, lakes and oceans they call home

Environmental and conservation groups respond to modernized Fisheries Act  — After almost four years of consultation and parliamentary process, environmental protections for fish and their habitat have finally been restored as a requirement under … [Read more...]

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...]

EcoNews — Fracking follies, Eco-Heroes on set, and beating plastic pollution on Land and Sea

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you an informative commentary from our friend Jim Emberger about the oil and gas industry's penchant for over-promising, under-delivering, and racking up loads of debt (and environmental messes) in the process; we … [Read more...]

#BeatPlasticPollution this World Environment Day

Today is World Environment Day. Established by the United Nations in 1974, this year’s theme is #BeatPlasticPollution, an important environmental challenge for communities in New Brunswick and across the planet. We have a plastic problem in … [Read more...]

North Atlantic right whales spotted in N.B. waters

Twelve North Atlantic right whales have been spotted in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the same busy channel where the critically-endangered species suffered catastrophic deaths last summer. The whale sightings, confirmed by the federal government on … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Illegal pesticides, beating plastic pollution, and big job gains from energy efficiency

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you our Fundy Baykeeper's scathing reaction to N.B.-based Northern Harvest Sea Farms' deliberate use of illegal pesticides in the Bay of Fundy; we give you the good news from Moncton about a possible looming ban … [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...]

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...]

Top marks to Fisheries Act changes: Corbett

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, joined conservation and environmental groups clear across the country in welcoming proposed changes to Canada’s Fisheries Act. In articles published in the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal and CBC New … [Read more...]

Cooke fined $332,000, loses lease after Puget Sound salmon escape

Washington State officials have terminated a lease with Cooke Aquaculture Pacific and fined the company $332,000 after a state investigation conducted last month revealed it had not adequately maintained the net pen that failed last summer and … [Read more...]

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