Environment

MPAs Continue to be Works in Progress

Without a doubt, Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) will be a hot topic in 2019. The clock is ticking down to the 2020 deadline and commitment...

Panel Recommending Bottom Trawling be Prohibited in MPAs

Bottom trawling should be on the list of prohibited industrial activities in Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), says the National Advisory Panel on Marine Protected...

Environmental Monitoring up and Running at Cape Sharp Tidal, Emera Reports

All systems are a go when it comes to environmental monitoring of the Cape Sharp Tidal turbine in the Minas Passage, says Emera. “All environmental...

Standing Committee Tables MPA Report

When it comes to the establishment of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Canadian waters, the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans is recommending an...

“No Pipe in the Strait”

The Gulf Nova Scotia Fleet Planning Board, the Maritime Fishermen’s Union and the Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association, with the support of the New...

Drilling Starts in Scotian Basin

It was ironically Earth Day (April 22) when BP Canada Energy Group ULC (BP Canada) spudded its first exploratory well in the Scotian Basin,...

Two MPAs, Fisheries Conservation Area Proposed for N.S. Waters

Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore Islands and the Fundian Channel-Browns Bank, located approximately 120 kilometres south of Yarmouth, have been identified as Areas of Interest...

Proposed Drilling to Take Place Near MPAs

For Southwestern Nova Scotia fishermen and residents, it would seem the right hand doesn’t know what the left is doing when it comes to...

Is Offshore Drilling Worth the Risk?

Whether Nova Scotia is at risk of a Deepwater Horizon disaster was the question asked and examined during a speaking tour in Nova Scotia...

Harsh Weather Playing Havoc with Lobster Season

The spring lobster fishery is well underway in southwestern Nova Scotia with fishermen who land part or all of their fishing gear for the...
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