The withdrawal decision was made just days before a Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) scheduled hearing on December 16. That hearing date was set after five extensions requested by Calais LNG beginning last summer. The letter from Calais LNG attorney David Van Slyke withdrew a Natural Resources Protection Act application, a Site Location of Development
Are pesticides used to kill sea lice in Bay of Fundy salmon pens also killing lobsters? The Fundy North Fishermen’s Association (FNFA), based in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, believes they are, according to Sheena Young, FNFA program director. But the Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association (ACFFA), based in, Letang, New Brunswick, maintains that the lobsters
On one hand a group of Canadian scientists, with an eye to after-effects of the BP oil spill, are reviewing the possibility of such a listing. Data released in November show at least 20 percent of this year’s juvenile bluefin tuna likely died in the spill. In the meantime, Prince Edward Island fishermen caught the
That has happened all too often on Cobscook Bay, especially around Fall’s Island. Since December 2008, for example, there have been seven fishing-related deaths and at least one near miss that could easily have cost three more lives. For Captain Bob Peacock, Eastport harbor pilot who also chairs the City Council, these statistics were personal.
Coalition Chair Denny Morrow, who serves as executive director of the Nova Scotia Fish Packers, said that the push for a permanent ban has been in large part due to “environmental disasters around the world,” citing the blowout in the Timor Sea off the Australian coast, as well as the two incidents in the Gulf
In the book Cod, published in 1997, author Mark Kurlansky wrote that with the collapse of the Atlantic Canada cod fishery, other species moved in. One was arctic cod that eat Atlantic cod eggs and larvae. “The other two,” Kurlansky wrote, “snow crab and shrimp, have been very profitable.” What a difference 13 years make.
The Boat School in Eastport is alive and well-and thriving. We’re on a great growth curve,” says Dean Pike, adjunct faculty member, former senior boatbuilding instructor, and current clerk of the Friends of The Boat School. Indeed, the school has come some distance from the time when Pike and Bret Blanchard were the entire teaching
In the 1950s the television show “Omnibus” presented a documentary called “Maine Lobsterman,” a day in the life of a Deer Isle lobsterman named Eugene Eaton. It had a narrative written and spoken by E.B. White. Between Eaton’s trap hauls White says, “The catching of lobsters is not always a profitable enterprise.” In 2010 that
Without financial help from the Canadian government, the High-speed ferry, The CAT, will not be providing service between Maine and Nova Scotia this summer. And there’s a possibility that a monohull will make the crossing in 2011-if the mayor Of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia gets his wish. Bay Ferries president and CEO Mark MacDonald said on
Bantam Books, 2010 Hardcover, 288 pages, $25 U.S., $29.95 Canada Sarah Graves’s new claustrophobic thriller If Crawlspace, the title of Sarah Graves’s newest murder mystery evokes claustrophobia in readers, the perils-gravel pit, ancient tunnel, car trunk-that the novel’s main characters find themselves in will definitely reinforce it. Chief among these characters, of course, is Eastport’s