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

Jan 18, 2020 - Nature Trust NB presentation

Hosted by the garden club `In Giardino`
Saturday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Shediac Multipurpose Center, 58 Festival Street in Shediac NB E4P 1S4
A free will offering will be appreciated to defray expenses
Doors and cash bar will open at 12H30

Jan 18, 2020 - Community dinner - Fried smelts

Organized by Cocagneries and Center 50 de Cocagne
5:00 p.m. 
$ 12 per person, tickets for sale at E.A. Melanson and Cocagne Variety
Fundraiser for St-Pierre de Cocagne Church

Feb 12, 2020 - FREE! Understanding 5G technology

6.30 p.m.
Place to be confirmed
Understanding 5G technology: the why, the how, the impact on health and learning to protect yourself /> With Laurence Marie and Rachelle Poirier
Film in English, animators speak French

Feb 15, 2020 - Cocagne Winter Carnival

Community breakfast with students of Blanche Bourgeois School at Center 50
Old-fashioned dinner at Center 50, $ 12 per person
Other activities will be added. If you have any suggestions or you can offer help, please don't hesitate to contact Marcelle Paulin, director of the rural community of Cocagne 576-2202

March 7, 2020 - Seed swap

Co-organized by the garden club `In Giardino` and the GDDPC
10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Center 50, 10 rue Villa in Cocagne
Introduction to seed saving
If you do not bring seeds to exchange, but you want to take seeds, admission is $ 5
Please bring your seeds to exchange, clearly identified.

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The Pays de Cocagne in pictures


The Pays de Cocagne in pictures