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

ISSUES: Bay of Fundy is more than some strange rocks and lots of mud

Well, the Bay of Fundy didn’t win one of the seven coveted spots in the Seven Natural Wonders of the World contest, but it was one of the final 28 magnificent places around the world AND the only one from … Continue reading

ISSUES: History shows we won’t stop Superport Fundy. So can we change history?

Once more, announcements are being made about the new oil pipelines, oil and gas infrastructure in Saint John, and the increased traffic and risks to the Bay of Fundy. Predictably, the environmentalists have begun their efforts to oppose these developments. But, frankly, … Continue reading

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OFFSHORE DRILLING: 9 more offshore exploration leases now up for grabs

Beyond Shell and BP: 9 more offshore exploration leases now up for grabs by JOHN DAVIS ON BEHALF OF CLEAN OCEAN ACTION COMMITTEE Exploration parcels 1 – 4 straddle Georges and Browns Bank, areas that are key to Nova Scotia’s … Continue reading

FISHERY: Weir fishermen struggling to catch herring in Bay of Fundy

Weir fisherman in the Fundy Isles say this year has been the most difficult season for catching herring By Philip Drost, CBC News Posted: Aug 20, 2015 6:00 PM AT Last Updated: Aug 22, 2015 9:20 AM AT Dan Cunningham used … Continue reading

COMMUNITY: Can we rebuild our community resource and supply system in time?

Originally published in January 2015 The big boys have been buying, closing and diminishing businesses in my home area, Charlotte County, New Brunswick, for many years now. Local dairies, fish processing, aquaculture operations, local poultry producers, local farmers and the … Continue reading

ISSUES: Shooting down Health Canada’s re-assessment of glyphosate

On Facebook this morning (6/3/2015) … Rod Cumberland sent this email to all members of the legislative assembly in NB. Dear NBMLA: I have just reviewed the 323 page Health Canada re-assessment of glyphosate. It was due in 2014 but was completed … 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

LNG Backgrounder – Downeast LNG, misinformation and reality at Passamaquoddy Bay

Image via Wikipedia By Robert Godfrey, Vera Francis and Hugh Akagi Originally Posted Dec. 21, 2011, at 4:35 p.m. Downeast LNG has insurmountable problems. The proposed LNG import project on Mill Cove in Robbinston and associated LNG ship delivery would place thousands of … Continue reading

LNG: Is Downeast LNG hedging its bets in Passamaquoddy Bay?

 Is this an indication that Dean Girdis is preparing for Downeast LNG’s failure, setting himself up with a new developer’s job in Nova Scotia? Note that Girdis claims he would obtain natural gas from Canada, not the United States. Bob … Continue reading

ALTERNATE ENERGY: Building a Tidal Energy Industry in Canada a substantial opportunity for Atlantic Canada

BUILDING A TIDAL ENERGY INDUSTRY IN CANADA OFFERS SUBSTANTIAL OPPORTUNITY ACCORDING TO STUDY Thursday, April 23rd, 2015   HALIFAX, NS – A new study released today shows the potential economic opportunity in building a tidal energy industry in Canada is … Continue reading

MYSTERIES: Does map prove the Vikings travelled to the Bay of Fundy?

Did the Vikings come south to Atlantic Canada and Maine? the Skalholt map seems to suggest this. What do you think? … Continue reading

ENERGY: Repsol applies to export LNG from Canaport

Spanish company undecided on whether to proceed with multi-billion dollar plant conversion By Robert Jones, CBC News Posted: Feb 12, 2015 5:42 PM AT Last Updated: Feb 12, 2015 5:42 PM AT The Spanish petroleum company Repsol formally applied this week … Continue reading

LNG: The Latest Update to the Save Passamaquoddy Bay website

News > 2015 February > February 5 ] Passamaquoddy Bay Sen. Ron Wyden tasks FERC & PHMSA re permitting standards (Jan 30) Never a need for Downeast LNG says Save Passamaquoddy Bay (Jan 20) Maritimes Eastern Canadian LNG export plans … Continue reading