Exceptionally Rare North Atlantic Right Whale Spotted off Donegal Coast

Exceptionally Rare North Atlantic Right Whale Spotted off Donegal Coast

An exceptionally rare North Atlantic right whale was spotted off the coast of Co Donegal, according to the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG). This species, one of the world's most endangered, was seen on Monday, marking the first confirmed sighting in decades.
Fish Biomass Loss Possible in Atlantic Canada Amid Rising Emissions, Researcher Says

Fish Biomass Loss Possible in Atlantic Canada Amid Rising Emissions, Researcher Says

HALIFAX - A new study predicts a steep decline in global fish populations, including species in Atlantic Canada, by the end of the century if unchecked greenhouse gas emissions continue.
Government of Canada Invests $70 Million in New Brunswick Small Craft Harbours

Government of Canada Invests $70 Million in New Brunswick Small Craft Harbours

As part of Budget 2024, the Government of Canada has announced an investment of $463.3 million over three years for the repair and maintenance of small craft harbours, including those damaged by Hurricane Fiona. This funding, starting in 2024-25, adds to Fisheries and Oceans Canada's (DFO) annual budget of $90 million for these harbours.
Tragic Stranding: 77 Pilot Whales Die on Scotland Beach

Tragic Stranding: 77 Pilot Whales Die on Scotland Beach

A pod of 77 pilot whales tragically died after stranding on Tresness Beach in Scotland’s Orkney Islands, making it one of the largest mass strandings in decades. The British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) discovered 12 whales alive but had to euthanize them after unsuccessful refloating efforts. The pod included males up to 7 meters long, females, and calves.
Celebrating the Shediac Lobster Festival in its 75th year

Celebrating the Shediac Lobster Festival in its 75th year

The Shediac Lobster Festival, which began as a humble lobster boil in 1949, has reached new heights in its 75th year. Festival president Pascal Haché shared that planning for this landmark celebration began two and a half years ago.
Latest Updates on Young North Atlantic Right Whale Entanglement Case: Beginning of This Week

Latest Updates on Young North Atlantic Right Whale Entanglement Case: Beginning of This Week

A team of whale rescuers had a great day on Wednesday when they freed a young whale that was caught in fishing gear in the St. Lawrence Estuary. The whale, believed to be a calf of a 35-year-old female named War, was first observed on June 22 off of New Brunswick with fishing gear entangled in her mouth, flippers, and back.
Whale Rescue Teams Mobilize to Save Endangered Right Whale in St. Lawrence Estuary

Whale Rescue Teams Mobilize to Save Endangered Right Whale in St. Lawrence Estuary

Rescue teams are gearing up for another attempt to free a young North Atlantic right whale entangled in the St. Lawrence Estuary, aiming to save one of the last few hundred of its species.
Fish Harvesters in Newfoundland and Labrador Demand Canadian Government Honor Cod Quota Agreement

Fish Harvesters in Newfoundland and Labrador Demand Canadian Government Honor Cod Quota Agreement

Fish harvesters and the Fish, Food, and Allied Workers Union (FFAW) in Newfoundland and Labrador are urging the Canadian government to honor a longstanding cod quota agreement dating back to 1982.
Looking Through a New Lens at the Fishing Industry and Marine Wildlife

Looking Through a New Lens at the Fishing Industry and Marine Wildlife

Non-tended, fixed-gear lobster and Snow Crab fisheries in Atlantic Canada pose a considerable threat to North Atlantic Right Whales migrating through the area to feed, mainly between April and October.