“For the last decade and a half, they have gotten greedy and have tried to put a million fish . . . in some little coves that probably shouldn’t have had more than 50,000 and everybody’s paying the price.”

I’m in the process of scanning old documents and press clipping. This particular one appeared in the Telegraph Journal back in 2000, the same year I received the Visionary Award from the Gulf of Maine Council. I’ve read it through while I was scanning it and I hate to say this but the trend for the Bay of Fundy and Northern Gulf of Maine continued downward. Read it and tell me what you think. There is a path back but we are not on it yet! In fact, I’ve chased this with people on all levels and I regret that it seems the uninformed simply glaze over and move on.

That’s how I see it tonight. Art MacKay

First written November, 2015. Updated December 2018


Yup! that’s me “back in the day”!

Read the full Telegraph Journal article by clicking here: Fundy Issues In 2000

” It ‘s ironic that the man whose company, Marine Research Associates, started the first commercial salmon operations in the Gulf of Maine off Deer Island and Eastport, Me., now sees them as endangering the health of the entire ecosystem. However, his idea of a salmon growers co-operative, where fishermen would have small sustainable grow-out units along with their other fishing operations, fell to free market competition.”

More at: Fundy Issues In 2000

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