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

FREE! April 20th, 2021 - Gardening workshop on soil preparation

6.30 p.m.
Centre 50 of Cocagne, 10 Villa Street
With Bernadette Goguen
Join us for an informative workshop and ask your questions about when and how to prepare the garden soil!
Also, we will have nesting boxes for tree swallows for sale and swamp milkweed seeds already stratified (for Monarch butterflies and other pollinators).

April 24th, 2021 - Cocagne community clean-up

in collaboration with the Rural Community of Cocagne and the Kent Regional Services Commission
10:00 a.m. (in case of bad weather, Sunday April 25 at 2:00 p.m.)
at the Pelican restaurant parking lot, near the four corners

All necessary materials will be provided: gloves, bags and snacks.
Together we can make Cocagne a greener place!

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