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HOMARUS Eco-Centre

The Homarus Eco-Centre, located in Pointe-du-Chêne, N.B., is an interpretive centre that offers a unique and interactive experience related to the mysterious world of lobsters and marine ecosystems. In 2013, Homarus Inc. established the Homarus Eco-Centre to provide a holistic educational experience related to the world of lobsters to visitors in the Shediac area. Homarus Inc. is a non-profit organization created by the Maritime Fishermen’s Union (MFU), whose mission is to develop tools to ...

Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium 2017

The mission of the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium is to foster curiosity about local marine life and inspire action toward personal and global sustainability through display, interpretation and direct action. At the end of the Aquarium’s season in October, all of the creatures on display were released back into the ocean. Photos by Jennifer Oake and Krista Jestican  

Beneath the Surface

A professor in the Department of Ocean Science at Memorial University recently unveiled a series of underwater photos from various Newfoundland harbours and the results were quite disturbing. Corey Morris explained that the purpose of the survey, conducted from 2007 to 2016, was to study the effects of harbour infrastructure on fish and fish habitat. But it was the amount of garbage on the bottom that really stood out, he noted. The researchers monitored 20 locations over the course of ...

Maxwell Morgan’s River of Boats

Beautiful handmade boats crafted by Max Morgan, were once made and displayed for “Storybook Kingdom” and are now floating in the river alongside the main Southern Shore highway between Witless Bay and Mobile. Along with the gorgeous boats, there are also small fishing scenes displayed along the river, as well as Max’s model lighthouses. Photos by Jennifer Oake and Krista Jestican

World Oceans Day 2017

June 8 is officially recognized by the United Nations as World Oceans Day. Each year, an increasing number of countries and organizations mark this day as an opportunity to celebrate our world ocean and our personal connection to the sea. World Oceans Day raises awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in our lives and the important ways people can help to protect it. Thousands of leading aquariums, governments, conservation organizations, schools and individuals around the world ...

Taking Stock: The Past, Present and Future of the Fishery

On June 29, WWF-Canada hosted Taking Stock: the Past, Present and Future of the Fishery. The special evening was a reflection on the 25th anniversary of the cod moratorium and celebrated efforts to rebuild the fishery in a sustainable manner, building a prosperous future for coastal communities in Newfoundland and Labrador. During the event, which was hosted at The Rooms, a new exhibit showcasing the history and culture of the cod fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador was unveiled. Photos by ...