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


There’s No Crying on a Fishing Boat

Guest post by Stephanie Boudreau. My father likes to joke that he comes from a place where “the men are men, and the women are men too”. Both of my parents are from Yarmouth County in southwest Nova Scotia.  My … Continue reading

Moderate Livelihood Fishery: A Mi’kmaq Way of Life

Donald Marshall Jr. fishing. Photo courtesy of Micmac News 1991, photo by Stephen Marshall

Contribution by Allison Bernard For the past five years, the Kwilmu’kw Maw-klusuaqn (KMK) – also known as Mi’kmaq Rights Initiative– has been engaged in a three party negotiation process to implement Treaty rights with the Province of Nova Scotia and … Continue reading

Lobsters in a dangerous time

Guest Contribution by Dr. Stephanie Boudreau, Dalhousie University Upon entering the airport in Portland, Maine, the first thing I saw was a sign with a lobster welcoming me “home”. Immediately I knew I had come to the right place. From … Continue reading