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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Salmo salar (Saumon atlantique sauvage)

  • Did you know that during the COSEWIC (Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada) last evaluation, wild Atlantic salmon population within the Bay of Fundy was classified as an endangered species? The Atlantic salmon is presently being evaluated in other regions of the province?
  • The Atlantic salmon hatches in rivers and goes to the ocean for 2 to 4 years to grow and fatten up. It feeds on fish, insects and crustaceans.
  • Humans, seals, otters, some birds and fish are some of the predators of the wild salmon. According to the Atlantic Salmon Federation, humans must carry a large share of the blame for the decline of the species through fishing, dams, industrial waste, acid rain and agricultural runoff.
  • Wild Atlantic salmons can travel more than 4 000 km and still find its native river. They recognize by its smell and will swim against the current to lay their eggs.
  • The salmon is more active early in the morning or just before dark. During hot weather, it hides in deep water, in the shade or at a spot where there is current.
  • To fish Atlantic salmon, you need a fishing license even during the Fish NB Days.
  • For centuries, wild Atlantic salmon was used as food, income and even fertilizer in the fields. In 2010, Atlantic salmon bought in the stores were raised in the Bay of Fundy aquaculture sites. Aquaculture salmon sales, in New Brunswick, are estimated at $192 millions and the industry provides 1400 direct jobs and 800 indirect jobs.

Actions – interactions
  • Learn more about the wild Atlantic salmon and its endangered survival.
  • Visit the Atlantic Salmon Museum in Doaktown or the Biodiversity Centre in Mactaquac.
  • Join a local watershed group.
  • 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