FISHERIES: Just how much have things changed you ask!

Some of us remember the Quoddy Region as a bustling centre of activity fed by the abundant fisheries of the area. In only a few decades this has changed dramatically as shown by this report from Fishing Grounds of the … Continue reading

VICTORY: The Remarkable Story of How Citizens Halted LNG Development in Passamaquoddy Bay

THE STORY Twelve years ago, LNG imports were all the rage for developers …  several of whom set up their offices along the Passamaquoddy Bay Maine shore for the express purpose of establishing import facilities there. This area has the … 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 Areas: Open House – St. George, Wednesday, October 26 (4-7pm) Magaguadavic Place

In our inbox this morning. Please attend if you are concerned about the future of the Quoddy Region. I wanted to let you know of an open house on MPA network planning that DFO is holding in St. George. It’ll take … Continue reading

POINT LEPREAU NUCLEAR: Tritium output

I’m trying to find the source of this, and will add it later. In the meantime this gives a summary of tritium releases into the air and water at Point Lepreau from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. … Continue reading

POINT LEPREAU NUCLEAR: If you are living on the coast of Fundy in NB, NS or Maine it’s time to put this in perspective.

These Google map images show your proximity to Point Lepreau. If you are following the disaster in Fukushima, Point Lepreau’s operational ups-and-downs, and the failure of nuclear plants around the globe, you will know that the odds of a major … 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

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

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: 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

LNG: Passamaquoddy Tribe, American and Canadian Groups Continue to Oppose LNG in Passamaquoddy Bay

The following update was received from Save Passamaquoddy Bay Canada, a small incorporated group located in St. Andrews, NB. ******************************************   June 15, 2015 The threat of an LNG facility in Robinston, Maine is still very much with us. We are … Continue reading

OPINION: Burning Eden and Creating Hell – One Last Gluttonous Orgy?

At the outset I wish to apologize if any of the photos included here upset or offend. They upset me and some have been in my mental slide show for a long time now … way back to the atom … Continue reading