FISHERIES: Yup, fish diseases and parasites can be bad for humans too! Learn all the disgusting details here.

I was click, click, clicking my way through Google search looking for something that would help folks understand the potential problems affecting herring in Nova Scotia and chanced upon this power point. I’ve condensed it down to diseases, parasites and … Continue reading

HERRING: Mortalities in Nova Scotia Nov-Dec 2016

This page was established December 20, 2016 for the express purpose of recording issues and actions around the Bay of Fundy. The following map will be built over time with the help of participants around the Bay. If you have … Continue reading

DUH STORIES: If herring collapse … so goes our future!

Like many other folks in my business (I’m a marine biologist in case you missed that.), I’ve been repeating over and over the need to back off fishing for forage species like krill, capelin, herring, and other species. Hopefully this … Continue reading

CREATURES: The Seals of Fundy

There are four species of seals which you may see in the Bay of Fundy   Harbour Seals (Phoca vitulina concolor) Present to common throughout the Bay of Fundy.  Harbor seals are normally found along the Atlantic Coast and islands from Maine … Continue reading

ROCK WONDERS: Brier Island Balancing Rock

THINKING SPRING! The Flower Pots, The Bishop, Southern Cross, The Pup. The Bay of Fundy has dozens of unique and wonder-full  geological formations. Hope you get to enjoy this peculiar formation at Brier Island. If you geocache, add it to … Continue reading

ISSUE: NB Government breaks trust with its citizens – Exclusive docs show water flip by NB government, leading up to Energy East

THE STORY Many years ago when we established out first aquaculture site on Deer Island, we were informed by representatives from both the Province of NB and the Federal Government of Canada that we required leases to the bottom where … Continue reading

THE HUMBLE HERRING: An in-depth review of what has happened along the Nova Scotia Shore of the Bay of Fundy

What has happened to cause the herring to die by the thousands in St. Mary’s Bay and Digby Harbour? This report by Ann Pohl in the definitive report on what we know at this time. Let us know if you … Continue reading

THE WEIR: Inner Bay of Fundy Version

There are many types of weirs. In the Outer Bay of Fundy they are built by driving stakes with pile drivers and are fished and emptied by boat. Inner Bay of Fundy Weirs, on the other hand, are fished differently, … Continue reading

JOBS: New England Aquarium – Aerial Survey Research Assistant

Aerial Survey Research Assistant SUMMARY Participate in aerial surveys for whales, dolphins and sea turtles in outer continental shelf federal waters off Massachusetts and Rhode Island, an area proposed for offshore alternative energy development. Duties will include serving as an … Continue reading

VICTORY: The Remarkable Story of How Citizens Halted LNG Development in Passamaquoddy Bay

THE STORY Twelve years ago, LNG imports were all the rage for developers …  several of whom set up their offices along the Passamaquoddy Bay Maine shore for the express purpose of establishing import facilities there. This area has the … Continue reading

PETITIONS: Windsor, NS – Petition advocating a fish passage at the Avon River Causeway has been tabled in the House of Commons

A most sensible request to our Federal Government Petition to the Government of Canada Whereas: The Avon River Causeway, in Windsor, Nove Scotia, was constructed in 1968 without proper fish passageway, and to this day impedes the migrations of fishes, … Continue reading

Thinking about moving to Canada? – An ice-free Fundy makes winter easier and it’s shared with Maine.

THE STORY: The word is that many Americans are considering a move north to Canada. There is little doubt, Cape Breton got out their first with their delightful campaign. But wait!  Why go where the high winds blow when you … Continue reading