art-mackay-1401719699-mediumWelcome to Art’s Place. Once located in our shop at beautiful Bocabec Cove on the St. Andrews Peninsula in New Brunswick, Canada, we have now gone virtual only since we sold our property and moved to an apartment in St. Stephen, NB.  But we are open here online and at several stores in the region.

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• McGill University, Montreal, P.Q., Canada – Department of Biology. Graduate Studies in Mammalian Zoogeography, Ecology and Taxonomy (1961-63) • University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B., Canada – Graduated B.Sc. (Honours) in Biology, Dean’s List (1961) • St. Stephen High School, St. Stephen, N.B. – Valedictorian, Graduate (1957) • Royal Canadian Navy, 1957-61. Commissioned Sub-Lieutenant, 1962. Subsequently upgraded to Lieutenant (retired). Instructor. • Certified Scuba Diver – ACUC, NAUI and YMCA certifications. • Art Training – Tom Acheson, St. Stephen. Numerous courses, 1950-57.


Art MacKay received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, N.B. Canada in 1961 and carried out graduate studies at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec for 3 years. He taught at McGill, the University of Victoria, and the University of New Brunswick before establishing a biological supply and consulting business in Charlotte County, N.B. in 1964 and aquaculture companies at Deer Island, N.B. and Eastport, Maine in 1979 and 1980, respectively. During the period 1964 to 1987, the principal work included the collection and supply of living marine organisms for schools, universities and research establishments around the world, including Case Western Reserve University, the University of Maryland, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, National Institutes of Health, Technion in Israel, New Brunswick Research and Productivity Council and many others. Consulting activities where broad in scope and included the identification of aquatic and marine inventories from Newfoundland to Maine, environmental monitoring and mitigation for nuclear power plants, oil refineries, gas pipelines and other industrial developments. This experience led to a lead role in the development of salmonid aquaculture in New Brunswick and Maine and Art is credited with establishing the first successful commercial Atlantic salmon sea farms in both of these jurisdictions. His professional work has taken him to the United States, Canada, Norway, Thailand, and India.


Gulf of Maine Council – Visionary Award for the year 2000 • National Research Council Studentship • Annette S. Hill Scholarship, McGill • Province of New Brunswick Bursary

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