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Our Annual Sustainable Christmas Tree Fundraiser is back! When you order a sustainably grown, spray-free tree from the EAC, you're helping to support a local farmer and contributing to the great work of our staff and volunteers throughout the year, to build a more just and sustainable world.

Supplies are limited this year and orders will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis so be sure to order your tree soon! 

 

 

In 2016 twelve plaintiffs, including EAC, took the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to court over their approval of genetically modified salmon produced in Canada by U.S. company AquaBounty Technologies. ⁠Earlier this month, a U.S. court ruled that the approval was unlawful, stating that the FDA violated core environmental laws and ignored potential negative impacts to wild salmon populations.⁠

Read our full statement below, and click here to sign a petition calling for much needed updates to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act!⁠

 

 

Delays in public consultations, unpassed legislation, unimplemented reforms—environmental leadership in Nova Scotia has been patchy at best. In this op-ed, EAC’s Interim Executive Director Maggy Burns calls on the government to finally set our province on the right track to a just and sustainable future. The op-ed originally appeared in the Chronicle Herald on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Click the button below to read the op-ed on the EAC website.

 

 

Ecology Action Centre reiterates our call on non-indigenous commercial fishermen and their leadership to publicly condemn all acts of violence and intimidation against Mi’kmaw fishers and their families. Acts of violence, threats, intimidation and interfering with gear and lobsters are inexcusable. Lack of action from RCMP is deeply concerning. Please follow the link to read out full statement. 

 


Posted: Thu, Nov 26, 2020
The Honourable Bernadette Jordan Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard 200 Kent St Ottawa, ON, K1A 0E6 Via Email: min@dfo-mpo.gc.ca  
Posted: Tue, Nov 17, 2020
Update, November 18, 2020: The day after signalling that ICCAT mako negotiations were at an impasse and would need to resume next year, the Chair of the Committee responsible for shark conservation announced that the matter is not yet closed and welcomed additional input from ICC
Posted: Thu, Nov 12, 2020
The oil and gas industry once again cuts into the Northeast Newfoundland Slope fishery closure  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 12, 2020