Halifax, Nova Scotia

VIDEO: Off the Hook

Produced by: Will Parson, University of New Mexico and Ohio University

In Freeport, Nova Scotia, fisherman Beau Gillis has seen the devastating effects following the groundfish fisheries collapse of the early 1990s. Now, a new community supported fishery gives hope to his livelihood while promoting a more sustainable method of catching fish.

Off The Hook from Will Parson on Vimeo.

VIDEO: Pictou Lobster Hatchery

Produced by: Will Parson, University of New Mexico and Ohio University

What started with a modest plan for a one-tank lobster display has turned into a full-blown hatchery benefitting the lobster fishermen of Pictou, Nova Scotia. The Northumberland Fisheries Museum in Pictou began the Lobster Stock Enhancement Research Project in 2005 under director Gary Nowlan, and has since released over half a million dime-sized lobster larvae. During the annual Pictou Lobster Carnival and throughout the summer months, visitors to the lobster hatchery can adopt a lobster, pouring it through a funnel into the tides below.

Pictou Lobster Hatchery from Will Parson on Vimeo.

Climate Change in Atlantic Canada

Effects in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island

Report produced by: Matt Codner, University of New Mexico and Columbia University

The Canadian Atlantic Provinces of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island are experiencing significant effects of climate change, including rising sea temperatures, decreasing sea ice, and changes in precipitation. The populations of each are affected differently based on each province’s unique geology, topography, and economy, resulting in unique adaptation and mitigation strategies.

Full Report

Halifax Harbour and the Sewage Water Pollution

Written by: José Ettiene Ortiz Medina

Student of Public Relations and Advertising at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico - Ponce Campus, with diploma in Hispanic, Latin American and European Studies Granted by the José Ortega y Gasset Foundation in Toledo, Spain and certified in  Journalism studies at The University of King's College in Halifax, Canada.

More information here.

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