What’s going on with Atlantic Canadian sharks?

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Shark Week has begun! While I like all the attention I get for the week, I thought I’d take some time to address some things that hit a bit closer to home – some of the real problems facing sharks in Atlantic Canada. Continue reading

Fish as Food: our collective responsibility


by Susanna Fuller. This post was delivered as part of the Walrus Talks Water event held in Halifax on May 25th, 2015. I’m going to talk about the water we can’t drink – the salty kind. The kind that brings that … Continue reading

Feeding the World: why farming a carnivorous fish is not the answer

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by Rob Johnson. Every year sustainable seafood advocates – conservation organizations and the seafood, fishing and aquaculture industries – get together to discuss ways to ensure that food that comes from the sea, either fished or farmed, is as sustainable as … Continue reading

All Tied Up: why truly local & sustainable seafood is eluding Nova Scotia’s tourists

A postcard-worthy scene. Photo by Jillian Adler

by Justin Cantafio and Dave Adler. It’s that time of year again, and while an endless barrage of snowstorms had many of us doubting its actual existence, spring has indeed finally sprung here in Nova Scotia. As the weather warms … Continue reading

Newfoundland & Labrador’s Northern Shrimp Inshore Fleet: a lesson in the importance of small scale fisheries.

Shoveling shrimp (Photo: FFAW)

Small scale fisheries are crucial for the social and economic well-being of coastal communities. But when push comes to shove, we need data to back up the sentiment. Continue reading

The Looming Spectre of Ocean Acidification in Atlantic Canada


by Susanna Fuller. It is Earth Day today – and we often forget that the earth is 70% ocean. Increasingly, what we do on land is impacting our oceans and our fisheries, which remain the most abundant source of wild … Continue reading

Tiny, Plastic Pollutants are Creating a Big Problem in Our Oceans


by Heather Grant. There’s a good chance that you’ve heard something or other about “microbeads” over the past couple of weeks. These tiny particles have been making a big splash in the news lately – from the NDP’s ban on … Continue reading

PEI: the birthplace of the first ever GM food animal?

A close up of an Atlantic salmon

When most people think of Prince Edward Island, they think of potatoes, red beaches, Anne of Green Gables and fresh, wild-caught seafood. Unfortunately, beneath these idyllic images lies a more disturbing reality: PEI is also home to Canada’s first genetically-modified fish. Continue reading