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GMRC welcomes new executive director!


The GMRC Board of Directors’ is pleased to welcome new management at the Gespe’gewaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council offices. Marsha Vicaire, a Listuguj Mi’gmaq, began her duties on April 20, 2015. As a Ph.D. candidate, Mrs. Vicaire brings a wealth of both education and program experience to the organization. In addition, she brings to the GMRC team a robust research acumen as they usher in a new era of growth in aquatic resource and ocean management.

Fish Friends

by Jessica Gideon

Fish Friends program to be delivered in three schools


We are pleased to announce that we have received approval to deliver the Fish Friends program again this year. Funding from the Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation will allow us to set up fish tanks with salmon eggs in three schools; Alaqsite'w Gitpu School, L.E.R. School, and Terry Fox Elementary.

AAROM science symposium hosted in Miramichi

March 07, 2014

On February 26th and 27th, the North Shore MicMac District Council and Gespe’gewaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council co-hosted a science symposium in Miramichi, NB.

This science symposium brought together representatives from 10 organizations, spanning across five provinces, with the goal of sharing best practices and ideas in conducting scientific research.

Dr. Albert Marshall was also presented the concept of Two-Eyed Seeing, combining western science practices with Mi’gmaq ecological knowledge when conducting research.

Community Feast

August 30, 2013

Each year GMRC hosts a community feast in honor of the Mi'gmaq relationship with the salmon. This year, just like every other year, we received generous donations of salmon from fishers in Listuguj and Ugpi'ganjig. It is also this very generosity that we come together to celebrate each year.

MFU and First Nations collaborate in lobster seeding efforts

Listuguj (QC), July 31th, 2013 - This week the communities of Listuguj, Eel River Bar, and Pabineau collaborated with Homarus Inc. to seed approximately 40,000 lobster larvae in the Upper Bay of Chaleur. The aim of this initiative is to build sustainable lobster stocks in the area.

The First Nation communities together form the Gespe’gewaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council (GMRC). Based in Listuguj, it is a non-profit environmental company focused on improving aquatic resources through research and education activities.

GMRC Participates in habitat restoration

July 2, 2013

On Friday June 9th the GMRC in partnership with the RRWMC (Restigouche River Watershed Management Council) and the Harmony project came together and planted over 900 trees along the Matapedia River.

In time these trees will grow to protect the river in many ways. The foliage will provide shade in the summer for the fish, and the roots will help prevent erosion.

Kelt Monitoring Research

May 14, 2013

We are currently participating in a kelt (black salmon) monitoring project in the Restigouche river. Some of you may have noticed some yellow buoys out on the water. There are six in total; 3 West of the bridge and 3 East of the bridge.

The buoys are there to track certain kelts as they pass by. The purpose is to be able to determine:
    •    When they make their way out to sea;
    •    When they return from the sea; and