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Employment Opportunity - Executive Director

The Gespe’gewaq Mi’gmaq Resource Council is seeking an Executive Director to provide leadership in an organization tasked with bringing understanding of aquatic issues impacting its member communities of Eel River Bar, Pabineau First Nation, and Listuguj by harmonizing the strengths of Mi’gmaq knowledge with Western scientific approaches.

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2016 annual report now available!

The 2016 GMRC annual report is now available for download!

GMRC 2016 Annual Report

Fish Friends program underway in schools in Quebec and New Brunswick.

Wild Atlantic salmon have always been very important to our communities. The Fish Friends program allows us to engage our youth and to raise awareness of the salmon in our region. Over the past week, GMRC staff have been busy preparing the tanks and making arrangements with the Charlo Salmonid Enhancement Centre to secure salmon eggs for our classrooms.

Know Your Watershed

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Strategic management of thermal refuges in the Restigouche River

09/06/2016
by Carol-Anne Gillis, Biologist

Between 2011 and 2013, the RRWMC, in collaboration with PhD Student Stephen Dugdale, acquired high-resolution optical and thermal images on 862km of river yielding a database of 1825 classified thermal refuges throughout the watershed.

We now want to start prioritizing these critical habitats for Atlantic salmon that can be enhanced and protected in the face of climate change and warming water temperatures.

Species at Risk Project 2015 - 2016

09/06/2016
by Denny Isaac, Aquatic Research Director

Our fieldwork season is nearing its end!

Jessica and Craig have been working steadily with GMRC biologist Carole-Anne in capturing American eel for our most recent Species at Risk study involving American eel.

Listuguj youth center visits GMRC office

by Sailor Jacques

On July 5, the GMRC gave a presentation to the youth center Summer Camp to introduce the GMRC and talked about some of our work. The day began at the Listuguj youth center where Denny, Aquatic Research Director, gave a presentation about GMRC and its work.

After the presentation the summer camp walked from the youth center to the GMRC offices where they were shown traditional ways (spears) and modern ways (fyke nets) to catch eels.

GMRC holds salmon feast in Eel River Bar

The Gespe'gewaq Mi'gmaq Resource Council held their annual salmon feast at the Aborginal Heritage Gardens in Eel River Bar on June 21, 2016. This was the first year that the feast was held somewhere other than the GMRC offices in Listuguj. With all the help from volunteers and the generous donations of the salmon fishermen, this year's feast was one of the best.

Fish Friends Release Day 2016

June 29, 2016
by Jessica Gideon, Aquatic Research Technician

With our Fish Friends program just wrapping up this past week in the schools of Alaqsite’w Gitpu, L.E.Reinsborough, and Terry Fox Elementary, it’s a perfect time to reflect on the work that was put into making the program such a success.