RADIOACTIVITY: Jeez … is your dulse radioactive?

Well it seems that radioactive iodine has found it’s way into seaweeds on both coasts. Unfortunately there is little current information that I can find since it seems no testing is done along our Atlantic coast. But we do it … Continue reading RADIOACTIVITY: Jeez … is your dulse radioactive?

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

Apparently we have been breaking the laws we agreed to for many, many years!! Your Donation will help us continue developing this site. Thanks Continue reading ISSUES: By allowing forest spraying, does Canada breach its legal obligations under the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)?

OCEAN POLLUTION: So You Want to Know Where the Ships Are Today?

Marine Traffic around the world at the beginning of 2023. From marinetraffic.com. Bookmark this site to get daily versions. You can zoom in to see what’s happening in your area as well as the name and function of the ships. … Continue reading OCEAN POLLUTION: So You Want to Know Where the Ships Are Today?

LOOKING BACK & FORWARD -DFO shuts down shellfish harvesting areas across Maritimes

MEANWHILE IN 2022 –  Many of these areas are currently closed and closures are to protect us all from eating contaminated shellfish which can lead to serious illness or even death. Presumably our heavy rains have contributed to this problem. … Continue reading LOOKING BACK & FORWARD -DFO shuts down shellfish harvesting areas across Maritimes

FISHERIES: The Beginning of the Sea Urchin Roe Industry in the Bay of Fundy, 1976

MacKay, A.A. et al The Sea Urchin Roe Industry in the Bay of Fundy, 1976 This research was initiated by the Research and Development Branch of the New Brunswick Department of Fisheries in an effort to obtain additional data on … Continue reading FISHERIES: The Beginning of the Sea Urchin Roe Industry in the Bay of Fundy, 1976

ISSUES: Is the New Age of Sail Coming to Atlantica?

The following was published in 2008. Fourteen years later it doesn’t seem like sail will take over from fuel consuming ships at sea!! According to the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, a large ship … Continue reading ISSUES: Is the New Age of Sail Coming to Atlantica?

LOOKING BACK: THE REAL STORY behind the bankruptcy of Connors Brothers Ltd & Bumble Bee Foods LLC

I remember when Connors was acquired by George Weston Ltd. in 1967. At the time, it was mainly just another takeover by the big boys, with the usual  siphoning off of our resource dollars to folks far, far away. But … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: THE REAL STORY behind the bankruptcy of Connors Brothers Ltd & Bumble Bee Foods LLC

ISSUES – Private Woodlot Owners: The Most Unfairly Treated Group in New Brunswick? – Has anything changed???

During the 60’s and 70’s, woodlot owners fought hard for the establishment of marketing boards, realizing that without them, they had no hope of being paid a fair dollar for their wood, since the large forestry companies had all the … Continue reading ISSUES – Private Woodlot Owners: The Most Unfairly Treated Group in New Brunswick? – Has anything changed???

ISSUES: Marine Protected Areas – Canada’s failure in the face of big business?

Everyone knows the Bay of Fundy … right? It is home to thousands of unusual and spectacular marine invertebrates as well as more beautiful birds than you can count and a dozen species of whales and seals including the endangered North … Continue reading ISSUES: Marine Protected Areas – Canada’s failure in the face of big business?

HISTORY IN COLOR – See lobstering in the Quoddy Area c.1890 – The original and new colorized version

See a colorized and edited vintage B&W image of lobstering in the Quoddy Area c.1890 – Tides Institute photo. Does anyone know where this might be? If you would like a copy for your wall or publications get in touch … Continue reading HISTORY IN COLOR – See lobstering in the Quoddy Area c.1890 – The original and new colorized version

COLORIZED HISTORY – See a Maine winter lumber camp around 1900 – The original and new colorized version

See a colorized and edited vintage B&W image of a Maine winter lumber camp around 1900. If you would like a copy for your wall or publications get in touch and we will let you know what is available. Continue reading COLORIZED HISTORY – See a Maine winter lumber camp around 1900 – The original and new colorized version

LOOKING BACK: 21 years have passed and the Bay of Fundy isn’t getting better…

I’m in the process of scanning old documents and press clipping. This particular one appeared in the Telegraph Journal back in 2000, the same year I received the Visionary Award from the Gulf of Maine Council. I’ve read it through … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: 21 years have passed and the Bay of Fundy isn’t getting better…

LOOKING BACK AND FORWARD: Sisson Mine project given EIA approval – New Brunswick

As reported below, the Sisson Mine project was given EIA approval to Northcliff Resources’s some years ago for an open pit mine project, near Fredericton,, subject to 40 conditions. But wait!!! The project is still alive it seems. See – Northcliff … Continue reading LOOKING BACK AND FORWARD: Sisson Mine project given EIA approval – New Brunswick

LOOKING BACK: Cod recovery ‘quite spectacular’ in Newfoundland and Labrador – but more time needed for recovery.

If this is true then in gives hope to fisheries recoveries up and down the Atlantica coast. But, clearly it will require adjustments and sensible management in the face of impacts to the fishermen themselves. Are we ready? History says … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: Cod recovery ‘quite spectacular’ in Newfoundland and Labrador – but more time needed for recovery.

ISSUES – OCEAN DRILLING: Concerned about drilling off Nova Scotia? Add military chemical, biological and weapons dumps to your concerns…

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Seems this was brought up way back in 2002 when Miles Kehoe petitioned the Canadian government for answers. His concerns included: “Military personnel have told me that 28 sites have earned the Canadian Armed Forces designation of “Military Top Priority One Classification“.  This designation is apparently Continue reading “ISSUES – OCEAN DRILLING: Concerned about drilling off Nova Scotia? Add military chemical, biological and weapons dumps to your concerns…”

ISSUES: ACCIDENTS – 93 PLUS GLOBAL NUCLEAR REACTOR MELTDOWNS, ACCIDENTS, FIRES & MORE

So you think nuclear is the answer! Check out these accidents & meltdowns from 1942 to 2015!
Chalk River, Canada
1962 – 2015 – RTG’s; 9 Deadly Radioactive Plutonium Reactor Containing Satellites Exploded, Melted

LOOKING BACK & FORWARD: University of Maine offshore wind project continues.

NOVEMBER 17, 2015   Habib Dagher, director of UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, in front of the VolturnUS prototype wind turbine deployed off the shores of Castine in 2014.   BY JAMES MCCARTHY Monday’s announcement that a consortium led … Continue reading LOOKING BACK & FORWARD: University of Maine offshore wind project continues.

OPINION: Antibiotics in fish farming create resistance and are an animal welfare disaster – but there are solutions.

A report has issued an urgent warning on the spread of drug resistance (anti-microbial resistance, AMR) from animal to human pathogens. It identifies aquaculture as a major source worldwide. Aquaculture (fish farming) is an under-appreciated source of AMR, and as global citizens we can … Continue reading OPINION: Antibiotics in fish farming create resistance and are an animal welfare disaster – but there are solutions.

OPINION – Short Sea Shipping! Did I Doze Off or What?

This article was first written in 2008. Today in 2022, the cost of fuel for the huge ships that bring our increasingly expensive essentials from far afield may indeed see us returning to local produce and coastal sail. What do … Continue reading OPINION – Short Sea Shipping! Did I Doze Off or What?

LOOKING BACK: Saint John’s Energy Hub Hype – 2008

February, 2008. It’s been fascinating watching the fever building in Saint John around “The Great Energy Hub”. Certainly everyone is doing a great job in building the hype that seems to be necessary to move these developments forward. The Telegraph … Continue reading LOOKING BACK: Saint John’s Energy Hub Hype – 2008

PLACES: Maine – Map of Gold, Silver & Lost Treasure Sites

Placer and lode gold have been found in Cumberland, Franklin, Hancock, Knox, Oxford, Somerset, Waldo and Washington Counties. Note: Some sites listed below may have prohibitions against prospecting. Always seek permission from property owners and obtain any necessary permits prior … Continue reading PLACES: Maine – Map of Gold, Silver & Lost Treasure Sites

ART – SAILING PAST PETER ISLAND LIGHT HOUSE, NS BY ART MACKAY

Available at: https://payhip.com/b/bJ8zPThis image was created from a photo taken by the artist. It depicts a herring boat sailing past the lighthouse on Peter Island in Gtand Passage. Grand Passage runs between the northern end of Brier Island and the … Continue reading ART – SAILING PAST PETER ISLAND LIGHT HOUSE, NS BY ART MACKAY

CLEARCUTTING – Learning why our forests are important for a healthy planet

INTRODUCTION: Clearcutting, earth scouring, pesticide sprays, herbicide sprays, forest plantation monocultures … all actions that destroy our natural forests. The complex forest food web is generally understood by trained biologists, but if you don’t have that background, how can we … Continue reading CLEARCUTTING – Learning why our forests are important for a healthy planet

ISSUES: Maine Yankee Nuclear Waste – Still No Place to Go? Update 2022

Since its closure at Wiscasett, Maine in 1997, the nuclear waste from the Maine Yankee Nuclear Plant remains stored onsite … apparently with no place yet to go and at an annual cost of about $10 million dollars or more … Continue reading ISSUES: Maine Yankee Nuclear Waste – Still No Place to Go? Update 2022

Minister Guilbeault: Hit the brakes on the Bay du Nord project and invest in sustainable jobs instead 

A massive new oil-drilling proposal that would extract up to 1 billion barrels of oil is sitting on the Environment Minister’s desk.1,2 The Bay du Nord project — an offshore drilling project in Newfoundland — is a carbon bomb. It would push us further … Continue reading Minister Guilbeault: Hit the brakes on the Bay du Nord project and invest in sustainable jobs instead 

MORE ON AQUACULTURE – How it all began in the Bay of Fundy

Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture – From idea to Consolidation.Originally published in “The Atlantic Canada Great Ideas Exchange” at The Georgetown Conference. Today, the Atlantic salmon aquaculture industry stirs great emotion and opposition. But when originally conceived it was seen as a … Continue reading MORE ON AQUACULTURE – How it all began in the Bay of Fundy