FISHERIES: Just how much have things changed you ask!

Some of us remember the Quoddy Region as a bustling centre of activity fed by the abundant fisheries of the area. In only a few decades this has changed dramatically as shown by this report from Fishing Grounds of the … 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

FISHERY: Hunting for Answers: Dead Herring, Krill, Copepods and Demoic Acid

As most folks are now aware, thousands of dead Atlantic herring have been washing up along the shores of the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia and citizens and researchers are considering a multitude of explanations. Is it a virus? a bacterium? … Continue reading

FISH: Things you might want to know about Atlantic Herring

Many folks around the Bay of Fundy have been concerned about the mortalities of Atlantic herring. This information gives you some basic information on this species. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     … 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

OPINION: Potash Mine Closure Could Save Inner Bay of Fundy Salmon. Wanna Bet?

The economic impacts of the mine closure in Sussex are huge and at the outset I want to stress that this article does not, in anyway, diminish those impacts. That said, sometimes there are positive results that aren’t readily apparent. As a … Continue reading

ISSUES: Gaspereau will continue up the St. Croix River

Maine lawmakers reject bill to bar alewives from upper St. Croix River Guides and sporting camp owners in the Grand Lake Stream area want to block alewives, for fear that the sea-run fish will harm the important smallmouth bass fishery. … Continue reading

ISSUES: Some Maine Guides are promoting a gaspereau-blocking bill on the International St. Croix River … AGAIN

Somehow, in 1995, a small group with a vested interest in profiting from recreational fishing for the introduced small-mouth bass in the upper lakes sneaked through a bill in the Maine Legislature closing down a fishway on the American on the American side … Continue reading

CREATURES: Great shark encounter off Deer Island in July. Any others to report?

Great shot of a shark circling a boat off Deer Island. anyone want to guess the species? Porbeagle, Mako, tiny Great White? It was about 10 feet long. Photo by Lucille Cline … see her post on Facebook. … Continue reading

LAWSUIT GETS RESULTS: Alewives in Maine Make Headway on the St. Croix

Posted: 13 Jul 2012 07:45 AM PDT Pressure is building to reopen the St. Croix River to the alewife, a critical forage fish. Earlier this week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a letter adopting the recommendations made in our … Continue reading

LAW SUIT: Friends of Merrymeeting Bay to Sue EPA over St. Croix River Alewives

St. Croix River Alewife population has plummeted by over 90 percent RICHMOND, ME– Monday, Friends of Merrymeeting Bay, Doug Watts and Kathleen McGee filed a 60-day Notice of Intent (NOI) to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean … Continue reading