“Sustainable” Certified Herring: A Long Swim Ahead to True Sustainability

Last week the Marine Stewardship Council certified Canada’s largest herring fishery as “sustainable and well-managed”. Despite this eco-check mark, the Ecology Action Centre continues to be concerned about this fishery. Continue reading

Canada’s Bluefin Tuna Management: Time to Get it Right

Back in August, Fisheries and Oceans Canada released its recommendations on whether or not to list several marine species as endangered or threatened under the Species At Risk Act—one of which was Atlantic bluefin tuna. Regardless of whether the government lists the species on SARA or not, these bluefin need more attention. Continue reading

Holy Mackerel, A Species in a Dire State

Many people are surprised to hear that there is reason to be worried about the humble mackerel. Perhaps mackerel seem like staple to anyone who has lived near the ocean; their spring arrival and fall departure has always been a part of life for many Nova Scotians, and it seems like it always will. Continue reading

Little Fish Need Love Too

by Heather Grant. It’s easy to overlook the little guys. In the world of ocean conservation, it’s less challenging to get people’s attention by starting at the top – of the food chain, that is. Large, charismatic and majestic species … Continue reading