Thursday, November 16, 2017
Members of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans visited coastal communities in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Quebec in October to assess social, economic and environmental impacts of marine protected areas in the region. The committee...
Federal and provincial government officials are investigating a fish kill in Hyde Creek in Cornwall on October 10. The discovery was reported to the Cornwall and Area Watershed Group. Staff from the departments of Justice and Public Safety, and Communities,...
Blunt force trauma is being blamed for the death of at least four North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence last summer. The Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC) recently released a report on the deaths of North...
AquaBounty, the company behind the development of the first genetically-engineered fish species licensed for sale in North America, is the winner of the Gold Leaf Award for Emerging Company — Agriculture bestowed by BIOTECanada, Canada’s national biotechnology industry association. AquaBounty...
The RCMP and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans are investigating the theft of oysters from the Murray Harbour North area of P.E.I. The theft occurred Oct. 1. The Kings District RCMP estimates the initial value of the theft is $30,000. Anyone...
A coalition of environmental groups that challenged AquaBounty in federal court is happy federal approval is needed before the company can grow genetically modified (GM) Atlantic salmon at its new facility in Rollo Bay. The company was granted federal and...
While the Canadian Wildlife Federation approves of the measures taken so far by the federal government to prevent the deaths of North Atlantic Right Whales, the group maintains they don’t go far enough. A total of 10 endangered Right Whales...
The Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of P.E.I., is participating in a pan-Atlantic research initiative to improve the health and welfare of cultured Atlantic salmon using genomic and other biotechnologies. The project will equip the Atlantic salmon aquaculture industry...
A crew was busy this spring restoring the system of floating docks in the inner harbour at Toney River. Standing from left, Fred Falconer, Adrian Murray and Danny Battist, and Keith Gratto, kneeling, position the last piece of the...
The Sarah Elizabeth is blanked by thick fog at the Clark’s Harbour wharf. Cold water temperatures continued to prevail throughout the spring in southwestern Nova Scotia waters, hampering the catches for many lobster fishers.

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