WHALES: Could ropeless fish traps really help save endangered whales?

Crab fishermen to test ropeless fishing to help save endangered whales Idea once considered crazy could eliminate the entanglements that threaten North Atlantic right whales Hadeel Ibrahim · CBC News · Posted: Mar 25, 2018 8:00 AM AT  New Brunswick snow crab fishermen will … Continue reading WHALES: Could ropeless fish traps really help save endangered whales?

FISH-NL calls for independent investigation of ‘epic’ mismanagement of northern cod stock by Department of Fisheries & Oceans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23rd, 2018 The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says a dramatic decline in northern cod below 1992’s moratorium level reflects “epic” mismanagement that isn’t characteristic of the federal Department of Fisheries … Continue reading FISH-NL calls for independent investigation of ‘epic’ mismanagement of northern cod stock by Department of Fisheries & Oceans

FISHERIES: Just how much have things changed in 90 years you ask!

Art MacKay: 06 Nov 2017 Some of us remember the Passamaquoddy Bay Region on the Maine – New Brunswick border, as a bustling centre of activity fed by the abundant fisheries of the area. Major changes have happened since the … Continue reading FISHERIES: Just how much have things changed in 90 years you ask!

ISSUES: LePage tried to divert land conservation money to timber harvesting on Maine lands

I’ve lived in New Brunswick alongside Maine for most of my life. Apart from really serious problems related to its historical use of natural resources, the state has remained famous for its environment and its smart governance of its natural … Continue reading ISSUES: LePage tried to divert land conservation money to timber harvesting on Maine lands

FORESTRY: Private Woodlot Owners: Speaking out in New Brunswick. Maine owners should not hesitate.

During the 60’s and 70’s, woodlot owners fought hard for the establishment of marketing boards, realizing that without them, they had no hope of being paid a fair dollar for their wood, since the large forestry companies had all the … Continue reading FORESTRY: Private Woodlot Owners: Speaking out in New Brunswick. Maine owners should not hesitate.

N.B. First Nation seeking access to fishery has international implications

Fishing rights are one of the big prizes for the tiny Passamaquoddy First Nation in southern New Brunswick as it negotiates status recognition with the government of Canada. (Steve Bruce/CBC) ReporterPaul Withers Another Indigenous fishery is in the works in … Continue reading N.B. First Nation seeking access to fishery has international implications