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

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

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

UPDATE – MARINE PROTECTED AREAS: Sometimes good news might not be so good after all.

UPDATE: 10/1/16.  It is interesting to see the polarization taking place already online between the local fishing community and those who are concerned about the marine ecosystem in a broader context. This is exactly what happened with the Marine Park proposal … Continue reading

BORDER AFFAIRS AT BAY OF FUNDY – 15,000 YEARS OF HISTORY

For 15,000 years there has been change in the Bay of Fundy … starting with glaciation, the great migration, the European invasion, the border disputes and wars, the exploitation, the people and their eco-industries and Canadians and Americans clashing over lobster … Continue reading

AQUACULTURE: “You were just lucky. It’ll never work you know”, he whispered softly over my shoulder.

Much to everyone’s amazement, in 1979 we had gotten the first small batch of Atlantic salmon parr through from their battered beginning at the Mactaquac Hatchery on the St. John River to beautiful plump market fish that brought better than $7.00 per … Continue reading

OPINION: We’re Fishing the Oceans Dry. It’s Time to Reconsider Fish Farms

Aquaculture has gotten much greener, with American innovators leading the way. — Text by Maddie Oatman; video by Brett Brownell | Wed Jul. 2, 2014 6:00 AM EDT   When I meet Kenny Belov mid-morning at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, the boats … Continue reading

LNG: Ever wondered why folks oppose LNG in Passamaquoddy Bay? Here’s why.

A large group of residents who live and work around Quoddy Bay and the islands, have opposed proposals for LNG terminals in Passamaquoddy Bay for about a decade now. Only one proposal remains but the threat is still the same. … Continue reading

AQUACULTURE: West Coast Activist Trashes East Coast Aquaculture

Fish farms, lobster don’t mix, expert says October 15, 2012 – 4:00am BY BRETT BUNDALE BUSINESS REPORTER Coastline will be an aquaculture dump site, marine biologist warns Alexandra Morton at her research station in Echo Bay, B.C., in 2008. (THE NEW … Continue reading

AQUACULTURE: An old concept with a new mindset?

Certainly a topic for conversation. But will it involve the whole coastal community. History shows that is unlikely in the Maritimes.  *************************************** Bren Smith works on his oyster farm off CT’s Thimble Islands. Photo: Ron Gautreau Farming the Urban Sea … Continue reading

AQUACULTURE: Bringing the debate out of the gutter – Is it really possible?

Ever since I started the first successful commercial Atlantic salmon farms in New Brunswick and Maine way “back in the day”, I have been immersed in, surrounded by, amused by, aggravated by and threatened by the debates about aquaculture. I have watched … Continue reading

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We’ve got the very latest news from around the world and you can get it at www.bayoffundy.ca/buzz or subscribe and get it all in your inbox everyday.. We’ve been working with Paper.Li to produce a series of online newsmagazines on … Continue reading