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

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

HOLD YOUR BREATH FOR A STORY WITH A PORPOISE

  It seems like a long, long time ago now. But I once operated a biological research station on Deer Island, a little island at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy, right on the border between Maine, USA, and … Continue reading

MARINE PROTECTED AREA? Beautiful and Vital West Isles

West Isles. This small marine area that Tim Foulkes captured from his plane, is the ecological “engine” that drives this part of the the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine. Top left is Campobello showing Harbour de Loutre and … Continue reading

CONTEST: Win a Round of Applause!!!

I just posted a great shot of some white-sided dolphins at West Isles. People get confused about this name. They stand on the wharf in St. Andrews and wonder why these Islands are called “West” Isles when they are to … Continue reading

MPA: Insights, Challenges and Solutions for Ocean Planning … It Ain’t Gonna be Easy!

Posted on February 29, 2016 – 11:58am, by MEAM staff What keeps ocean planners up at night? How are they tackling the challenges they face? In October 2015, ocean planning leaders from around the world met in Rhode Island, US, … Continue reading

ISSUES: STATUS OF RESIDENT AND TRANSIENT SEA BIRDS IN HEAD HARBOUR PASSAGE AND VICINITY NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA

STATUS OF RESIDENT AND TRANSIENT SEA BIRDS IN HEAD HARBOUR PASSAGE AND VICINITY NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA, 1977… by ART’S PLACE … 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

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

WHALES: White-sided Dolphins at West Isles

White-sided dolphins (Lagenorhynchus acutus) are common on the Nova Scotia side of the Bay of Fundy and occasionally come over to the New Brunswick side for a visit. Maurice Haddon, a long-time friend and Deer Island lover, sent along this spectacular … Continue reading

SHORT STORIES: Storm Warning!! Storm Warning!! Storm Warning!!

Guest post from www.artmackay.com. Posted on April 15, 2012 by Art Have I told you about Willis Doughty and his son Everett Doughty from Deer Island? The guys who bought the family carrier, “Lois and Isabel”  later in her life? Well, … Continue reading

Herring

FUNDY FISHERIES: Herring shut-off fishery has successful week at West Isles. The following photo shows the herring carrier Strathlorne pumping herring from a shutoff in Lorneville Harbour on Deer Island, NB. Successful shutoffs were made at various locations in West … Continue reading

West Isles

      West Isles from Letete Passage–one of Fundy’s “Ecological Engines” This aerial by Tim Foulkes shows the multitude of islands and ledges that make up one of the Bay of Fundy’s key “ecological engines”; places where local productivity … Continue reading