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Oil Spill Mapping Project

June 21, 2017

In the spring of 2016, Fundy North began a project, in conjunction with DFO and the Fishermen Scientists Research Society (FSRS), to map out the most important fishing grounds that would need to be protected in the event of a major oil spill.   The Bay of Fundy is one of several areas across Canada designated  Continue Reading »

River Fisheries – Catfish Project

The overpopulation of Brown Bullheads (catfish) in our river systems, has made fishing increasingly difficult, and frustrating, for those in the traditional fisheries (eel, shad, gaspereau).  When the fishing gear is pulled, it is, more often than not, filled with these catfish instead of the eels, shad, or gaspereau they are actually fishing for. The  Continue Reading »

Lobster Research

May 16, 2017

FNFA is partnered with the NSERC Capture Fisheries Network to increase our understanding of lobster stocks. Our fishermen are working with scientists on the water to learn more about: the origin, abundance and quality of lobster larvae; the transport and distribution of larvae; the factors affecting settlement and survival of lobster to map the distribution  Continue Reading »

Ghost Gear Retrieval

March 30, 2016

In 2008, the Fundy North Fishermen’s Association began a project to identify and retrieve ‘ghost gear” (gear lost at sea) from the Bay of Fundy. From 2008 to 2015, a great deal of ghost gear was retrieved from the waters of the Bay of Fundy.  The two main sites for this project were Saint John Harbour  Continue Reading »

Fish for the Hungry Campaign

April 1, 2012

Fundy North is helping the global fight against hunger in association with CBC Saint John’s Harbour Lights Campaign. The Harbour Lights campaign is organized by CBC radio in Saint John; this campaign collects money for all the local food banks in Southwest New Brunswick. Fishermen are encouraged to set a lobster trap and donate the  Continue Reading »

Aquaculture Impacts on Traditional Fisheries

Fundy North collaborated with researchers from the University of New Brunswick and Dalhousie University to document fishermen’s observations of the impacts of the salmon aquaculture industry on traditional fishing livelihoods.  This was the first study of its kind.  The results were published by the Coastal CURA in a full report.  Click below to view: “Fishermen’s On-the-Water  Continue Reading »

A Film About Fishing in Saint John Harbour

Film:  “Sharing the Waters: Saint John , New Brunswick” (2007) This film tells the compelling story of a Canadian port city where a lucrative inshore fishery is struggling with the challenges posed by a recent onslaught of large scale-industrial marine development.  Saint John has been an industrialized port for many years with the fishery co-existing  Continue Reading »

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