Let's take care of our land of plenty!

The Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group's (PCSDG) mission is to engage citizen participation towards the sustainability of Cocagne watershed communities
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Salvelinus Fontinalis (Brook Trout/Truite mouchetée/Omble de fontaine)

  • Did you know that trout change colour when they go from fresh water to salt water?
  • The most common trout in the Atlantic region is the Eastern Brook Trout?
  • Trout feed on plankton, insects, snails, quahogs and other seafood. Bigger trout eat larger food.
  • Birds, mammals and humans are all predators of the Eastern Brook Trout.
  • Eastern Brook Trout are more active in early morning or just before dark. On hot days, they hide in deeper water, in shaded areas or in a spot hit by currents.
  • Between September and November, trout lay their eggs in small pebbles, in shallow water. When the eggs are liberated and fertilized, they measure 3 to 5 mm. Trout emerge from the gravel in the Spring when they measure between 3 and 4 cm. A trout is considered adult between the ages of 2 and 4 years of age but rarely reaches age 5.
  • In New Brunswick, a fishing license is required except during the Fish NB Days. Visit the Government of New Brunswick web site for more information.
  • Did you know that according to a study done by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, sport fishing is down by 2% /year in Canada. In 1955, in New Brunswick, there were 64,694 active fishermen. In 2000, numbers were down to 53,132 and in 2005 there were 43,383 active sports fishermen.
  • Recreational trout fishing is part of our heritage and its natural habitat contributes to the biodiversity of our environment and our rich ecosystem.

  • Let’s take part in Fish NB Days
  • Let’s consult New Brunswick Fish book before going fishing.
  • Send your observations to the Pays de Cocagne Sustainable Development Group.


Upcoming activities

July 11, 2020 - Butterfly plants to give away

9 to 11 a.m.
at the GDDPC office, 4585 route 134 in Cocagne
Do you want to help the Monarch butterfly? Plant some butterfly plants (swamp milkweed) in your flower bed!
Plants are free, but you can always make a donation.
Thanks for your help!

July 8, 2020 - Gardening workshop with Bernadette Goguen

6:30 p.m.
At the Cocagne community garden, 1789 route 535 in Cocagne
For more information: contact Mathieu Bastarache This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 899-1586.
Please Bring your chairs if you need one!
Come learn about various methods in gardening maintenance and tips for controlling pests. With Bernadette Goguen, CFM and gardener.
Please book with the GDDPC by July 7 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by tel. at 576-8247.
It's free! Donations can always be made to the garden.

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