Plamu/ Salmon NOTICE

Plamu/ Salmon NOTICE

January 20, 2017News, Research

Salmon returns remain critically low in most of Nova Scotia. Kelt fishing is only permitted in the Margaree River. Please refrain from fishing and/or keeping kelts (slinks, black salmon) in any other river. For more information please contact your local fisheries office.   Here’s a printable version of our poster.

Attention Unama’ki Salmon Fishers

Attention Unama’ki Salmon Fishers

January 20, 2017News, Research

Please report the river, date, and number of salmon kept between June and December, 2016 to your local fishery department by January 31, 2017. Please indicate whether retained salmon were large (63 cm or larger, 24 inches or larger) or small (less than 63 cm or 24 inches.) It’s our responsibility to report our catches … Read More

Look what we found! 

Look what we found! 

January 11, 2017Guardian Program, News

Here is a couple of photos of an American Marten taken by one of the wildlife cameras in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. UINR’s Unama’ki Guardian Coordinator Keith Christmas, with Unama’ki guardians, helped Parks Canada with this project last year. In March 2016 we set out eight trail cameras at various locations across the … Read More

UINR’s 2017 calendar

UINR’s 2017 calendar

December 25, 2016News, Unama'KIDS

UINR’s annual calendar goes out every year to our partners,  friends, and supporters of the work we do at Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources. The calendar takes you through the Mi’kmaw year, plotting moon cycles, Mi’kmaw celebrations, and other holidays. Each page includes a photograph that gives a snapshot of that month in Unama’ki. Here’s a link to a printable version. 

2016 Moose Harvest Completed

2016 Moose Harvest Completed

December 14, 2016Moose, News

UINR Moose Management Coordinator Clifford Paul reports “We are happy to announce that our moose harvest on North Mountain wrapped up on December 10, 2016. “This year we harvested 50 moose in a humane and respectful manner. “It was a very successful harvest, greatly due to the professionalism and enthusiasm of our harvest teams who … Read More

Wli Nipi Alasutma  aqq Pusu’l Puna’ne!

Wli Nipi Alasutma aqq Pusu’l Puna’ne!

December 9, 2016News

The Board of Directors and staff at UINRwish you a wonderful holiday season and look forward to working with you in 2017! UINR will close for the holidays on Friday December 16 and we will reopen Tuesday January 3

Two New Books on Oysters and Mi’kmaw Knowledge

Two New Books on Oysters and Mi’kmaw Knowledge

November 17, 2016News

Bras d’Or Lakes’ oysters have been harvested and enjoyed for thousands of years. UINR just published two new books on oysters–one, an illustrated children’s book in Mi’kmaw and English, and the other on Mi’kmaq ecological knowledge and scientific research. Both books are written by UINR’s Shelley Denny, Angela Denny, Emma Garden, and Tyson Paul. The Oyster Garden, Kiju’ … Read More

Oyster Expert Guest Speaker at Book Launch

Oyster Expert Guest Speaker at Book Launch

November 13, 2016News, Research

René Lavoie is UINR’s special guest speaker at the launch of UINR’s two new books on oysters on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 11:00 am at Membertou Heritage Park. Dr. Lavoie is no stranger to oysters. For nearly fifty years he has been involved in oyster management and research with DFO and Aquaculture Association of Canada. … Read More

Two New Books on Oysters Launched

Two New Books on Oysters Launched

November 7, 2016News, Research, Unama'KIDS

On Wednesday, November 16, UINR is launching two new publications on oysters–one, an illustrated children’s book in Mi’kmaw and English, and the other on Mi’kmaq ecological knowledge and scientific research. Meet the authors and hear guest speaker René Lavoie on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 11:00 am at Membertou Heritage Park. There will be readings, … Read More

The People of the Lakes Speak

The People of the Lakes Speak

October 30, 2016News

On Tuesday November 8 Bras d’Or Lakes Collaborative Environmental Planning Initiative (CEPI) will host a discussion on sustainable practices across key industry sectors for the Bras d’Or Lakes at a conference, “The People of the Lakes Speak.” Ian MacNeil emcees the three-day event that concludes with a keynote address by Dr. David Suzuki on Thursday November 10. … Read More

Our Unama’ki forests: Maskwi

Our Unama’ki forests: Maskwi

October 24, 2016Forestry, News

Our forests are more than just the trees that we harvest to make the hundreds of products we use every day. Forests are the homes for animals, medicines, plants, birds, insects, and some say, spirits. Our forests provide us clean air and water and, in return, healthy salmon, trout, and eels. It’s all connected! Traditional … Read More

Commercial Fisheries in Unamaki: Jakejk/Lobster

Commercial Fisheries in Unamaki: Jakejk/Lobster

October 24, 2016Commerical Fisheries, News

John Couture is UINR’s Commercial Fisheries Liaison Coordinator and in this column he will discuss some of the species of importance to the Unama’ki commercial fishery. In this issue he focuses on everyone’s favourite crustacean, Jakejk or Atlantic Lobster. Lobster provides employment– a skipper and two helpers per vessel. Employment allows our community members to … Read More