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Saving the World’s Rarest Marine Mammal

WWF-Mexico recently conducted fishing gear tests at the Marine Institute’s flume tank facility. The tests featured a new net design that is aimed at reducing harm to vaquitas — the world’s rarest marine mammal. With a population of only 30 animals, vaquitas are critically endangered and on the brink of extinction.  

Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association (PEIFA)

Annual General Meeting and Tradeshow | February 23-24 | Charlottetown, P.E.I.

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