Entries by clabillois

Learning about Lumpfish at Exploramer

Staff from the Gespe’gewagi Mi’gmaq Resource Council gathered around the aquarium watching thick, round fish with a short head and rounded snout swim through the eel grass. They travelled to Exploramer, an aquarium located in Sainte-Anne-Des-Monts, to gain more knowledge about lumpfish for their ongoing research. Lumpfish are “threatened” species according to COSEWIC. It’s a […]

GMRC Research Director Tagging Atlantic Salmon in Greenland

Thousands of kilometers across the north Atlantic, the Gespe’gewaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council Director of Research is working on what she refers to as an “opportunity of a lifetime.” Dr. Carole-Anne Gillis is tagging Atlantic salmon in Qaqortoq, Greendland. She started tagging on September 15th and continue until the 29th. “We have been leading tagging in […]

GMRC Presents Eel Research at Gepmite’tminej Ta’n Telolti’gw Workshop

Elder Kerry Prosper held an American eel as he walked along the inside of the circle showing this impressive species to the Gepmite’tminej Ta’n Telolti’gw workshop        participants. Kerry, a respected elder from Paqtnkek First Nation is one of the guest speakers invited to the workshop. He demonstrated how to make eel spears […]

Listuguj Supernova Students Learn Fish Sampling Methods

A group of students from the Supernova camp in Listuguj gathered along the shore near Moffat’s Landing. They focused their attention on staff from the Gespe’gewaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council (GMRC) who were introducing a sampling method called seining. A beach seine was used to catch small fish near the shore. As the group sorted through […]

Thermal Refuge Mapping Begins

The Gespe’gewaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council (GMRC) will be conducting research in Ugpi’ganjig and Pabineau First Nation. We will be conducting mapping of thermal refuges on the Eel River and Nepisiguit River. We would like to inform community members a helicopter will be flying low and moving slowly near the community as we map the temperature […]

GMRC Conducting Research

Restoration work conducted by the Gespe’gewaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council (GMRC) is being assessed this summer. GMRC has been conducting restoration work under the Canadian Nature Fund for Aquatic Species at Risk (CNFASAR) and monitoring under the Indigenous Habitat Participation Program (IHPP). Restoration work has seen 6 culverts repaired, 1 dam removed, and 3 eel ladders […]

GMRC Staff Receive UAV Multispectral Imaging Certification

The Gespe’gewaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council (GMRC) would like to acknowledge our staff for recently completing a week-long course “Introduction to UAV Multispectral Imaging.” GMRC staff had hands on training to use a multi spectral camera that captures a broad spectrum of ultraviolet light. The innovative technology will allow us to distinguish between different vegetation along […]