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

MPA: QUODDY: Protect It or Lose It

Passamaquoddy Bay is known to have the highest biodiversity along the Northeast Atlantic coast. Does it need protection from continued attempts to turn it into an industrial port? Marine Protected Areas (MPA) are created to protect special areas in our … Continue reading

HIGHWAY TOLLS: New Brunswick’s proposals will hold all of the Atlantic Provinces hostage. Or will it?

Well, instead of backing off on loans and cash incentives to giant businesses who can well afford to pay, collecting appropriate taxes from them and eliminating offshore tax shelters, among other things, New Brunswick is proposing road tolls as a way to … Continue reading

UPDATE – MARINE PROTECTED AREAS: Sometimes good news might not be so good after all.

UPDATE: 10/1/16.  It is interesting to see the polarization taking place already online between the local fishing community and those who are concerned about the marine ecosystem in a broader context. This is exactly what happened with the Marine Park proposal … Continue reading

ISSUES: By allowing forest spraying, does Canada breach its legal obligations under the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)?

  It’s been a few years but while researching the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in relation to several proposed LNG terminals in the Quoddy Region of the Bay of Fundy, I had shown, I think, … Continue reading

OPINION: The Firing of Cleary – The mediocre never admire excellence in others.

Is this the underlying reason for Dr. Eilish Cleary’s dismissal as New Brunswick’s Chief Medical Officer of Health? It seems that Dr. Cleary was invited to submit an article to the Journal of New Brunswick Studies / Revue d’études sur le … Continue reading

OPINION: Firing our best public researchers will negatively impact the Bay of Fundy.

The news is filled today with the firing of Dr. Eilish Cleary, New Brunswick’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. While her work on how fracking will affect the health of New Brunswickers is important to the general public, it also provided important … Continue reading

Meanwhile in Rural New Brunswick

New Brunswick Thomas M. Beckley DOWNLOAD NEW BRUNSWICK CHAPTER AS PDF Introduction New Brunswick has been and remains one of the most rural provinces in Canada. Despite years of rural outmigration, the urban to rural ratio of population has remained … 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

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

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