ISSUE: Global Warming is NOT Killing Bay of Fundy Herring and Invertebrates

The current herring and invertebrate deaths along the Nova Scotia shore of the Bay of Fundy have folks speculating about cause. One of the persistent claims is that global warming is creating high temperatures in the waters of the Gulf of … Continue reading

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

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: 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

FISHERIES: Yup, fish diseases and parasites can be bad for humans too! Learn all the disgusting details here.

I was click, click, clicking my way through Google search looking for something that would help folks understand the potential problems affecting herring in Nova Scotia and chanced upon this power point. I’ve condensed it down to diseases, parasites and … 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

THE WEIR: Inner Bay of Fundy Version

There are many types of weirs. In the Outer Bay of Fundy they are built by driving stakes with pile drivers and are fished and emptied by boat. Inner Bay of Fundy Weirs, on the other hand, are fished differently, … 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

ISSUES: Gaspereau will continue up the St. Croix River

Maine lawmakers reject bill to bar alewives from upper St. Croix River Guides and sporting camp owners in the Grand Lake Stream area want to block alewives, for fear that the sea-run fish will harm the important smallmouth bass fishery. … Continue reading

FISHING: N.S. cod quota cut in half as species struggles

Surveys show fish dying before reaching age five or six CBC News Posted: Apr 08, 2015 5:16 PM AT Last Updated: Apr 08, 2015 5:16 PM AT The cod quotas haven’t seen the fish recover. (CBC) The federal government has … Continue reading