Welcome to our blog! Smallscales.ca aims to explore and celebrate our varied connections to Atlantic Canada’s oceans, fisheries and species. Here at Ecology Action Centre (EAC) we care deeply about our ocean ecosystem and the people who depend on them for sustainable, low-impact livelihoods in our coastal communities.
This blog is curated by Heather Grant and other members of EAC’s Marine Issues Committee. Founded in 1971, EAC is Atlantic Canada’s oldest and largest environmental organization with 30 staff, over 400 active volunteers and 2000 members throughout the region. The EAC is a grassroots community organization that works to protect nature and provide environmentally and economically sustainable solutions for the future. EAC works on a variety of issues, including sustainable transportation, energy, forestry and wilderness, built environment, food, coastal and water issues, and, of course, fisheries conservation.
The Marine Issues Committee of the EAC was founded in 1995, following the collapse of the east coast cod fishery. We pride ourselves in being able to use a variety of tools to achieve our marine conservation goals and objectives, which have and will continue to result in changes on the water. We advocate, conduct research, engage in public education, as well as used market-based approaches and legal tools to achieve our campaign goals. Collaboration with Canadian and international NGOs, scientists, fishing organizations and government agencies is integral to our approach.
If you have stories to share, whether it be a research project, a personal experience you’ve had with the ocean or a fishery, or a species you really care about, we’d love to hear them. Send a note to SmallScales (at) ecologyaction (dot) ca – or leave a note in the comments!