ISSUES: Wow! Lot’s of fishing activity in SW Nova Scotia – What’s going on?

We have all been following the mystery of the dead herring and invertebrates in the waters of St. Mary’s Bay and Southwest Nova Scotia. We had a blistering southwest wind a few days ago and reports seemed to have stopped. … Continue reading

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

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

ISSUES: Scientists test water to narrow down what’s killing herring, sea creatures

DFO staff aboard a vessel gathered samples, used underwater camera to film and photograph the ocean http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/department-fisheries-oceans-1.3916013?cmp=rss By Elizabeth McMillan, CBC News Posted: Dec 29, 2016 10:01 PM AT Last Updated: Dec 30, 2016 7:37 AM AT Eric Hewey and others … Continue reading

ISSUES: Latest Report on Extensive tests for NS Herring Kills from DFO – No cause identified as yet.

Thanks to Darren Porter DFO is working with partners such as the CFIA and ECCC to investigate the potential causes of the mass mortality of herring and some other species in several locations off SW Nova Scotia. The lab tests and … Continue reading

ISSUES: CBC Report – Masses of dead sea creatures being tested after washing ashore in Nova Scotia

Latest find comes after weeks of dead herring reported to be washing up along provincial shores By Cassie Williams, CBC News Posted: Dec 28, 2016 1:15 PM AT Last Updated: Dec 28, 2016 2:13 PM AT Among the things Eric Hewey … Continue reading

ISSUES: Sean Mahoney of the Conservation Law Foundation urges us to take on climate change as a personal issue

“What wakes me in the early morning hours is the realization that Maine, the state that I love so much, is changing right before my very eyes and changing for the worse. Our ocean is warmer than any other body … Continue reading

ISSUES: Debbie McKenzie has been warning us for years about troubles in the Bay of Fundy and the Ocean in General

Recent events suggest we should have been paying more attention to Debbie. What do you think? Check her website at: http://www.fisherycrisis.com/ … Continue reading

ISSUES: New Herring and Invertebrate Mortalities reported December 26, 2016

Massive mortalities of herring, lobster, starfish, bar clams and other invertebrate species have been reported by Eric Bruce Hewey on Facebook. ( https://www.facebook.com/Eric.Hewey.Silversly). Localities mentioned are Savary Park, St. Mary’s Bay and Digby Harbour. Graphic photos show the extent of … 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