The Path Forward for Marine Species-At-Risk in Canada: Watch our Online Science Roundtable

On July 13th, the Ecology Action Centre was joined by experts from across the country in a live science roundtable on Canada’s marine species-at-risk, now available for viewing at any time. Continue reading

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“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

What Might Canada’s “Wave of Red” Mean for Our Blue Ocean?

Canada’s three oceans have suffered over the last decade (and indeed before that time), primarily from a lack of focus in Ottawa on implementing our various laws and policies. Continue reading

Proposed Aquaculture Regulations Would Pollute Environmental Protections

Last month, 120 scientists, business leaders, commercial and recreational fishing associations, environmental law organizations, and conservation organizations from across Canada sent a letter to Prime Minister Harper asking to put a stop to some proposed changes to the Fisheries Act. Continue reading

Fisheries Co-Management in the Canadian North: Nunatsiavut and Nunavut

Guest re-post by Stephanie Boudreau. Canada’s approach to fisheries management was widely criticized after the infamous closure of the cod fishery in 1992. Newfoundland is profoundly linked to the cod and the moratorium severely impacted the livelihoods of those reliant upon the fishery. As an undergraduate student studying marine biology in the … Continue reading