Low, warm water stresses river life

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, spoke with the Fredericton Daily Gleaner in late July about the unusually low water level of some of New Brunswick’s rivers this summer. The Gleaner’s Michael Staples reports that stream flows in June were … [Read more...]

Big love for the St. Croix/Skutik River

Our recent poll showing big support for the removal of the Milltown Dam and restoration of Salmon Falls received good coverage in regional media. As you’ll remember, last month the Conservation Council and Atlantic Salmon Federation commissioned … [Read more...]

Where our forest is being sprayed this summer

The map showing where the forests will be sprayed with herbicides during summer 2020 is now available. Forestry companies spray large swaths of clearcuts with products containing glyphosate — a chemical linked to cancer and a slew of other health … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Protecting wild salmon, a new way to give back, and inspiration for getting to #BetterThanNormal

In this edition of EcoNews, our Fundy Baykeeper joins other leading ENGOs and fisheries associations in N.B. to call for a full Environmental Impact Assessment as a salmon farming company looks to expand its operations in the Bay of Fundy; our … [Read more...]

Fundy Baykeeper, ENGOs and Fishermen Associations call for EIA of proposed new salmon aquaculture sites in the Bay of Fundy

Wild Atlantic salmon. Photo: Nick Hawkins. Our Fundy Baykeeper, Matt Abbott, has co-signed a letter to New Brunswick’s Minister of Environment and Local Government calling for proposed new salmon aquaculture sites in the Bay of Fundy to undergo a … [Read more...]

Let’s protect our marine ecosystems to achieve a resilient, equitable and sustainable blue economy

From Baie des Chaleurs to Cap Tourmentin, there are no shortage of local efforts to grow the coastal economy while protecting our critical marine environment. By supporting more projects like these, we will be more resilient in the face of world … [Read more...]

IPCC’s special report on climate change and oceans is scientific call to action to protect coastal communities and critical inshore fisheries

The Conservation Council’s Marine Conservation Program issued the following statement with respect to the release of today’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change … [Read more...]

Our climate change and health special edition of EcoAlert Magazine is out!

This climate change and health special edition of EcoAlert Magazine shines a light on climate change's lesser-known public health consequences,  guides you through our 2nd Annual Eco Buildings Tour, celebrates the passage of Canada's new Fisheries … [Read more...]

Feds approve Sisson mine proposal to dump waste in Atlantic salmon habitat

  Image credit: Nashwaak Watershed Association The federal government has approved a multi-million proposal by the Sisson Partnership to dump mine waste into two fish-bearing brooks that feed the Nashwaak River. The proposed Sisson … [Read more...]

Feds approve plan to dump Sisson Mine waste into Atlantic salmon habitat

Wild Atlantic salmon. Photo: Nick Hawkins The federal government will let the Sisson Partnership dump mine waste into two fish-bearing brooks that feed the Nashwaak River. Amendments to the Metal and Diamond Mining Effluent Regulations posted … [Read more...]