OPINION: Fishing for Solutions to the Climate Crisis – Lois Mitchell

By Lois Mitchell on November 16th, 2016 From the Catalyst, Winter 2016 I live in the small fishing community of Deer Island, New Brunswick. My husband, son, and son-in-law are commercial fishermen. (As was my father-in-law and his father before him and his father … Continue reading

AQUACULTURE: Taming the Leaper – Dreams from the Past.

There are lots of opinions about aquaculture today, but way back when the first site was tried out in the Bay of Fundy almost 40 years ago, it’s success was thought to have all sorts of potentially positive benefits. Read … 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

ATLANTIC HERRING: Are mass mortalities an extention of VHS in Labrador and Newfoundland?

THE STORY: Thousands of Atlantic Herring have been dying along the Fundy shores of Nova Scotia. The characteristics of the mortalities and the widely dispersed areas, suggesting the possibility of of disease. This is currently being investigated by DFO.  However, a … Continue reading

ROCK ART: Highway Inukshuk

There’s something comforting about the inukshuk (or inuksuk if you prefer) that can be seen along all of our highways. Slideshow. Wait or click to advance Have you got a favorite or some other story in stone like a carving … Continue reading

AQUACULTURE: What’s really happening?

I have been following the articles and posts on aquaculture and, frankly, both sides seem populated by the equivalent of zealots. “It’s bad” … “It’s good”, “Shut it down” … “It’ll save the world”. On and on it goes while … Continue reading

COMMUNITY: The Commons – Nine women who took charge and work to develop Eastport, ME

There are a number of good things happening in the City of Eastport, Maine, including several that are being driven by 9 progressive women from the area. Together they have developed properties and businesses that are surviving the test of time. … Continue reading

FISHERIES: Hey! Hands Off of My Herring!

Hey! Hands Off of My Herring! Nets the Width of Football Fields and Five Stories Tall By Dan Shapley http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/herring-47052205 If for you, the word “fishing” conjures images of a solitary figure casting over a placid lake, hold onto your … Continue reading

STOCK IMAGES: We are proud to announce our affiliation with Adobe Fotolia

We are proud to announce our affiliation with Adobe Fotolia where we will be presenting our high quality photographs and illustrations. While we are working on this, we can now offer you 53 Million Royalty-Free Images, Vectors and Videos. Try a … Continue reading

ISSUES: What happens when “mainlanders” have power over the fishing community?

It seems strange, but I remember when “unemployment” was introduced into the fishing communities of the Bay of Fundy. At that time, the storekeepers and family processors kept folks going through the winter if they had a bad season. For … Continue reading

Whales On The Wall – Display Your Best Images

Show your best images on your office wall, send a special gift, make a unique presentation. Send a high quality image and a rough size and we will get back to you with your best choices, delivery and costs. We … Continue reading

VACANT PLACES: Repurpose downtown St. Stephen or tear it all down?

  Yesterday I toured my hometown to look for vacant spaces. I have always been interested in exploring potential development opportunities and was curious about what might exist in St. Stephen today. I have written about the decline of St. Stephen several times. … Continue reading

NOVA SCOTIA: Aquaculture review fast-tracked and expanded by federal government

via Aquaculture review fast-tracked and expanded by federal government – Nova Scotia – CBC News. The federal government has restarted a process to review how fish farms are regulated, and will now expand the scope of the review to include … Continue reading