Entries by clabillois

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 […]

Tagged Atlantic Salmon Caught near Listuguj

The Gespe’gewaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council (GMRC) is piecing together the interesting life of the Atlantic salmon. A couple of weeks ago, Tim Dedam was cleaning the salmon he caught, at the wharf, in Listuguj when a small black object dropped out of the fish. The fallen object was a tagging device that was surgically inserted […]

GMRC Cleans Shoreline for World Ocean Day

Poor weather conditions resulted in the shoreline cleanup for World Ocean Day being postponed to June 8th. However, the weather was more cooperative on Thursday, July 7th when 9 volunteers joined staff from the Gespe’gewaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council (GMRC) for the shoreline cleanup. The volunteers walked over 1.5 kilometers of shoreline and only 1 tire […]

World Oceans Day

Come celebrate World Ocean Day with the Gespe’gewaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council (GMRC) on Wednesday, July 6th. GMRC will be hosting a shoreline cleanup in Eel River Bar as we do our part to help to protect and restore our shared ocean and climate by keeping litter from entering the bay. We invite volunteers to join […]

World Fish Migration Day

World Fish Migration Day The Gespe’gewaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council is celebrating World Fish Migration Day by unveiling an interpretation sign highlighting restoration work our organization has conducted in Causapscal, Quebec. The interpretation sign unveiling was held on Friday, May 13th at the Matamajaw Fishing Heritage Site in Causapscal. World Fish Migration Day is held every […]

GMRC Welcomes Student Intern

GMRC Welcomes Student Intern Jasmyn Nicholson The NBCC environmental technology student has started her four-week internship with the Gespe’gewaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council (GMRC). Jasmyn will be doing water chemistry sampling along with working on the Matapedia smolt wheel. She worked at GMRC three years ago and is happy to be gaining valuable work experience. She […]

Kelt Tagging on the Restigouche River

Kelt tagging started on the Restigouche River earlier this week, as staff from the Gespe’gewaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council (GMRC) begin outfitting Atlantic salmon with either acoustic monitors or satellite tags. The tagging process will help us understand the migration patterns of this species as they move from the rivers into the Atlantic Ocean. The acoustic […]

Attention Eel River Bar and Listuguj lobster fishers!

The Gespe’gewaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council (GMRC) is asking for your contribution with our research on lumpfish. Lumpfish is a thick, round fish with a short head and rounded snout, and the males are red, and females are blue. They are caught as bycatch in lobster traps. Lumpfish is listed as “threatened” under COSEWIC. We are […]