Entries by clabillois

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 […]

Basic Scientific Skills

Basic Scientific Skills Have you ever wanted to learn more scientific skills? It is never too late to learn. Adult students in Listuguj spent the week taking part in a weeklong course focused on “Basic Scientific Skills.” GMRC Director of Research, Carole-Anne Gillis introduced the class to field data collection, water chemistry, sampling, fish handling, […]

GMRC wins Samaqan Award

The New Brunswick Environmental Network (NBEN) has announced the Gespe’gewaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council (GMRC) as the 2022 Samaqan Award winner. The Samaqan award recognizes those who have dedicated their efforts to the waters and species inhabiting those waters. The NBEN selected GMRC “for its work in harmonizing the strengths of Mi’gmaq knowledge with Western scientific […]

GMRC Receives AAROM Excellence Award

The Gespe’gewaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council was recognized at the Fisheries Awards Banquet and Ceremony on March 31, 2022. The Atlantic Policy Congress of Chiefs and Secretariat (APC) presented GMRC as the first recipient of the AAROM Excellence Award for our work in Atlantic salmon research. GMRC is working on a number of projects that impact […]