The Future of the Fisheries in Atlantic Canada

Microplastics inside Bay of Fundy clams. Dead herring on a southwestern Nova Scotia beach. A whale entangled in fishing gear off Newfoundland’s coast.  

It was a turbulent decade for Atlantic Canada’s fisheries, as the combined forces of climate change and mounting ocean trash took on increasing urgency.  

Experts say the next decade presents a critical challenge for the fishing industry as it prepares for warming waters, increasing sustainability and cutting down on waste. 

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