ISSUES: Dead Mink and Dead Herring: The locals speak out.

My post Do Dead Mink and Dead Herring have something in common seems to have stirred the pot out there. The government and industry have disavowed any potential connection between the mink industry and problems in St. Mary’s Bay. This … Continue reading

ISSUES: Do Dead Mink and Dead Herring Have Something in Common?

COMMENT: There have been some pretty negative comments about this article. Please read the supporting documents before you blast off. This is a serious local pollution problem that has been ongoing in the key watersheds leading to St. Mary’s Bay … 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: Latest Report on Extensive tests for NS Herring Kills from DFO – No cause identified as yet.

Thanks to Darren Porter DFO is working with partners such as the CFIA and ECCC to investigate the potential causes of the mass mortality of herring and some other species in several locations off SW Nova Scotia. The lab tests and … 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

HERRING: Mortalities in Nova Scotia Nov-Dec 2016

This page was established December 20, 2016 for the express purpose of recording issues and actions around the Bay of Fundy. The following map will be built over time with the help of participants around the Bay. If you have … Continue reading

THE HUMBLE HERRING: An in-depth review of what has happened along the Nova Scotia Shore of the Bay of Fundy

What has happened to cause the herring to die by the thousands in St. Mary’s Bay and Digby Harbour? This report by Ann Pohl in the definitive report on what we know at this time. Let us know if you … Continue reading

FISHERY: Hunting for Answers: Dead Herring, Krill, Copepods and Demoic Acid

As most folks are now aware, thousands of dead Atlantic herring have been washing up along the shores of the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia and citizens and researchers are considering a multitude of explanations. Is it a virus? a bacterium? … 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

FISHERY: MIGHTY POWER OF SMALL FISH EXPLORED IN NEW TV DOCUMENTARY

Halifax, Nova Scotia – January 9, 2012 – Most people have tried them at least once and we often claim to feel squeezed like one. Some people eat them daily while others can’t stomach the smell or their texture. They pack … 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