Pancake tunicate alive and well around Eastport

Officially it’s called Didemnum Vexillum. It’s more familiarly known as pancake tunicate, also known as sea squirt, or, simply, pest. And it’s infesting the waters around Eastport. Because of this infestation, scientists at Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Biological Station at St. Andrews, New Brunswick, have been checking the waters off Deer and Campobello Islands. As

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Mill closing a blow to Port of Eastport

Domtar Corporation will be closing its pulp mill in Baileyville on May 5, according to an announcement on March 5. The move will put roughly 300 employees from Baileyville and surrounding towns out of work. The shutdown will also mean a stoppage of the Port of Eastport’s primary, and virtually only, export at present-kraft pulp.

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