DFO has reported that the first right whale has been spotted in Canadian waters, located east of Cape Breton. As a reminder for all Maritimers, on land or on the water – if you see a dead, distressed, injured or … Continue reading WHALES: Right whales spotted in Canadian waters. May 16, 2018
LOOKING BACK: The following article was written 18 years ago when I expressed concerns about the impact of protein and fat sourcing for aquaculture. It seems, perhaps, that little has changed. That’s how I see it tonight. This is … Continue reading AQUACULTURE: Scouring the earth for protein and fat. Has anything changed in 18 years?
No wonder we are constantly in trouble. It seems to me that every ten years there’s a fresh bunch of “new-borns” entering the market place. Unfortunately, in spite of their MBA’s they apparently have no historical knowledge about the place … Continue reading ISSUES: Short Sea Shipping! Did I doze off or what?
It’s been just a few short weeks since fuel prices have really started to rise to astronomical levels and the consensus is that its not driven by demand, but by speculation … another word for greed. But the impact is … Continue reading ISSUES: Is the New Age of Sail Coming?
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?
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
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!
This whole article gives a brilliant portrait of life one hundred years ago, but the whale tale was particularly revealing as it spoke to the continued pressure right whales have suffered along our Gulf of Maine coast for hundred of years. Continue reading WHALES: The Gulf of Maine Oil Business – a Century Ago
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
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.
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
William Bradford 1884 Continue reading ART: Bradford – Fishing Fleet off Labrador