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N.S. Indigenous fishery to shut down for two weeks due to endangered right whales in area – CTV News

November 25, 2020 HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s Sipekne’katik fishery has announced a two-week shutdown due to the presence of endangered North Atlantic right whales in the area. Sipekne’katik Chief Mike Sack and council approved the temporary two-week closure of their treaty fishery at a council meeting on Tuesday. “We have and will continue to operate […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 20204 Views

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The Government of Canada invests $1 million in priority ecosystems in Atlantic Canada

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada News release November 25, 2020 – Dartmouth, Nova Scotia From addressing water quality to plastic pollution, the Government of Canada is working with Canadians across the country to keep our water safe, clean, and well managed for future generations. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 20204 Views

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Government of Canada Partnering with Indigenous Communities to Enhance Marine Safety on the Coast of Labrador

From: Canadian Coast Guard November 24, 2020 Sheshatshiu and Natuashish, Newfoundland and Labrador – Through the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is working in partnership with Indigenous coastal communities to improve marine safety and responsible shipping to protect Canada’s marine environment. As part of this $1.5 billion plan, in 2017 the Canadian Coast […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 20209 Views

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Researcher raises Muskrat methylmercury alarm, but Nalcor contractor says levels safe – CBC

1 year after Muskrat reservoir filled to capacity, biologist says no surprises being found Nov 24, 2020 There’s mixed messaging emerging from the debate over methylmercury contamination in Labrador, with a U.S. researcher again raising the alarm about the toxic organic compound, while a contractor monitoring the effects of Muskrat Falls — backed up by the Department of Environment […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 20207 Views

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United We Fish – Halifax Examiner

How the DFO implementation of the Marshall decision dealt a blow to both Indigenous self-governance and community-based fishing. It’s been two months since Sipekne’katik First Nation launched its own self-regulated lobster fishery off the Saulnierville wharf in Southwest Nova Scotia — 21 years after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in the Marshall decision, affirming […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 20209 Views

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Canada’s Ocean Supercluster Announces Cluster Building Ocean Allies Project – One Of Four Ocean Supercluster Projects Announced Today In Dartmouth

One of four Ocean Supercluster Projects Announced Today in Dartmouth Watch the Live Announcement Here… (Dartmouth, NS) – Canada’s Ocean Supercluster announced four projects today including the cluster-building project called Ocean Allies. The Ocean Allies project has a total value of more than $420,000 where the Ocean Supercluster will provide $250,000 with the balance of […]

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Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs: Conservation and Sustainability Concerns

November 18, 2020 Late last week the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) issued a statement claiming excessive fishing in St. Peter’s Bay and their concerns about it impacting the long-term sustainability of lobster. The Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia, since time immemorial, have also shared concerns about sustainability of all species, and have long-held […]

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Climate coordinators will help prepare the Island for a changing future

Every provincial government department now has a designated climate change coordinator to help with the province’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and plan for climate change. “As an Island province, climate change touches every single one of us. Part of government’s vision is to see climate change considered in each department and in every […]

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Government of Canada invests in Atlantic salmon recovery

From: Parks Canada Parks Canada establishes first research chair in aquatic restoration November 5, 2020                    University of New Brunswick, Saint John                           Parks Canada Agency Wild salmon is an iconic Canadian species that has faced challenges and a rapid decline in recent decades, particularly in the Atlantic Ocean. Atlantic salmon plays an important role in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 202020 Views

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Government of Canada Invests in Leading-Edge Technology to Improve On-Ice Transportation Safety and Data Collection of Sea Ice Conditions in Inuit Nunangat

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada November 4, 2020 — Gatineau, Québec — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Government of Canada recognizes the importance that traveling on ice has for many people across the North for accessing country foods, visiting with neighbouring communities, and continuing cultural activities. Climate change is rapidly impacting […]

by ahnationtalk on November 4, 2020105 Views

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