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Gulf of Maine Times

Vol. 1, No. 3

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Summer 1997
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Expanded NS DOE web site

The Nova Scotia Department of the Environment has expanded its website to represent all of the department's programs and services, and to serve as a link to policy statements and other information. The site,, offers access to information including Nova Scotia's Environment Act, a listing of recycling depot locations, and more.

Island stewardship brochure

The US Fish and Wildlife Service offers a brochure, Island Ethics: Recognizing and Protecting Seabird and Waterbird Islands in the Gulf of Maine. The illustrated brochure provides information about colonial nesting seabirds and wading birds and explains why nesting islands are essential to their survival and how to make the least impact when visiting islands. For up to 300 free copies, call Cheryl Boisvert at the USFWS Gulf of Maine Project at (207) 781-8364.

Bay of Fundy fact sheets

The Bay of Fundy Ecosystem project has produced Fundy Issues, a series of 10 fact sheets on this important piece of the Gulf on topics including rockweed harvesting, aquaculture, whales, coastal structures, and more. For copies, call Environment Canada at (902) 426-1426.

Coastal debris brochure

Only You Can Keep It Blue, a new brochure on coastal debris produced by Cohasset High School Environmental Studies students in Massachusetts, describes the sources and effects of marine debris and offers solutions for eliminating the problem. For copies of the brochure, call the Washington, DC-based Center for Marine Conservation at (757) 851-6734.