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Commentary

It’s Time to Stop Chasing Quotas Down to the Last Fish

If Atlantic Canada’s fish stocks are to have a chance at recovery, we need to reduce fishing mortality and give stocks a chance to rebuild to healthy levels.
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Container ships docked near Vancouver, BC.

Campaign Milestone

Supreme Court Decision Shows Path Forward for National Plan to Reduce Maritime Sector Emissions

We need to come together as a country and use our collective will, ingenuity and vision to achieve the environmental and economic outcomes we need to secure our future.
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A bulk carrier docked at Mary River Mine's port at Milne Inlet on north Baffin Island.

Floe Edge Blog

Report Finds Dramatic Increase in Shipping Noise from Mary River Mine at Levels Known to Disturb Narwhal

Shipping-related noise is expected to increase dramatically if Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation wins approval this year to double its ore production at the Mary River mine.
Floe Edge Blog

A Tribute to Alfred Jakobsen

Oceans North is mourning the loss of our friend and longtime colleague Alfred Jakobsen, 62, who died on February 12 in Nuuk, Greenland. Alfred joined our staff in 2015 and was our Greenland Projects Director.
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Alex Ootoowak retrieves hydrophone from Milne Inlet location in August 2020.

Floe Edge Blog

Monitoring the Impact of Increased Shipping on Narwhal in Eclipse Sound

Despite pandemic-related challenges, Oceans North completed its seventh year of acoustic monitoring in Nunavut’s Eclipse Sound in 2020 to measure the impact of increased shipping on narwhal.
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Trevor Taylor dipping out a codbag at Belle Isle, 1989.

Commentary

Rebuilding Northern Cod: Has DFO’s New Plan Sealed Its Fate?

If our goal is only partial rebuilding, then surely we will never rebuild.
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ᑕᓪᓗᕈᑎᐅᑉ ᐃᒪᖓ ᑕᕐᕆᔮᒃᓴᖅ

ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᔾᔨᙳᐊᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᕆᕗᑦ ᓱᖕᒪᑦ ᑕᓪᓗᕈᑎᐅᑉ ᐃᒪᖓ ᓴᐳᔾᔭᐅᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᒪᖔᖅ.

ᑲᒪᑦᑎᐊᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐅᓯᑲᑦᑕᕐᓂᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᖓᑕ ᐃᒪᖏᓐᓂ

ᐃᓗᓕᖃᐅᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖅ ᐊᑐᓕᖁᔨᔪᖅ ᐊᑦᑕᕐᓇᙱᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᑐᐊᒐᕐᓂᒃ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᑦ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ.