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

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

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

ISSUES: Are escaped Atlantic salmon really a threat to wild Inner Bay of Fundy salmon?

First published Tuesday, January 11, 2011, Modified May 3, 2015 The truth is what we choose to believe.  Well,  here is another business tragedy being turned into a gloom and doom story as the Atlantic Salmon Federation and others keep … Continue reading

GENETIC ENGINEERING: FrankenSalmon haven’t gone away. Just what has happened up to 2015?

  Cban.ca January 2015 Canada’s Minister of the Environment approved the commercial production of genetically modified (GM) Atlantic salmon eggs in November 2013. However, the GM fish is not yet approved for human consumption – the Canadian and US governments … Continue reading

AQUACULTURE: A major industry started right here in the Bay of Fundy – Lessons learned

Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture – From idea to Consolidation. Originally published in “The Atlantic Canada Great Ideas Exchange” at The Georgetown Conference. How a great idea got started but … Submitted by: Art MacKay, Bay of Fundy Today, the Atlantic salmon … 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

POLITICS: Ottawa giving up on protecting endangered salmon and whitefish.

Ottawa to close fish facility June 17, 2012 – 4:13am BY AARON BESWICK TRURO BUREAU Mersey River hatchery, gene bank has programs for salmon, whitefish Fisheries and Oceans Canada is closing a hatchery and gene banking facility for two endangered species … Continue reading

AQUACULTURE: Nova Scotians Call for Aquaculture Reform

Over a hundred groups unite in support of a moratorium on high-risk aquaculture by PALMIRA BOUTILLIER Raymond Plourde of the Ecology Action Centre gives a failing grade to Nova Scotia’s Aquaculture Strategy. [Photo: Miles Howe] A crowd of close to 300 … Continue reading