Commercial Fisheries

salmon kit photoManagement of our commercial fisheries involves a complex range of techniques and strategies including scientific, resource, commercial, and market information. The main mechanism for communication between governments and industry is through advisory and various other fisheries committees and groups. Attendance at these meetings is critical to full participation in co-management of the fisheries.

UINR’s overall objective is to increase participation by member communities in the management and direction of integrated fisheries. Our Commercial Fisheries Liaison Coordinator attends meetings of Integrated Fisheries Management, Commercial Fishery Advisory Committee, and other related meetings and activities.

Commercial Fisheries in Unamaki: Marine Protected Areas

Commercial Fisheries in Unamaki: Marine Protected Areas

February 8, 2017Commerical Fisheries, News

John Couture is UINR’s Commercial Fisheries Liaison Coordinator and in this column he discusses some of the species and issues of importance to the Unama’ki commercial fishery. In this article he focuses on the proposed Marine Protected Area off the coast of Unama’ki. Think of a Marine Protected Area (MPA) as a park in the ocean. … 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

What to Do with a Tagged Salmon

What to Do with a Tagged Salmon

October 22, 2013Commerical Fisheries, News, Research

 UINR is Asking for Your Cooperation. If you catch a tagged salmon during the fall harvest, please report it to us. If possible, please release any tagged fish and report the tag number. If you keep a tagged fish, please report it and return the tag to UINR or a guardian. You can also … Read More

How old is that salmon??

How old is that salmon??

February 25, 2013Commerical Fisheries, Research

Staff from UINR, Eskasoni Fish & Wildlife Commission and Potlotek Guardians were at hand at a workshop, hosted by UINR, to age salmon by examining their scales. Fred Whoriskey, Executive Director of the Ocean Tracking Network, provided the background of his organization’s activities in the Bras d’Or Lakes and throughout Nova Scotia. He explained some … Read More

Training for CAPTAINS and FIRST MATES

Training for CAPTAINS and FIRST MATES

February 24, 2013Commerical Fisheries, News, Research

Training for CAPTAINS and FIRST MATES on the identification, handling and release of marine animals considered species-at-risk such as marine mammals, sharks, wolffish and sea turtles. Presentations will be given by the Canadian Sea Turtle Network, Marine Animal Response Society and the World Wildlife Fund.   MEMBERTOU and POTLOTEK–Membertou Trade and Convention Centre, Tuesday February … Read More

Can salmon climb trees?

Can salmon climb trees?

October 24, 2012Commerical Fisheries, Forestry, News, Research

At first glance it might be difficult to see the connection between salmon and trees, but a project by Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources–UINR, and Cape Breton Collaborative Salmon Initiative–CSI Cape Breton, hopes to change that. The partners are working on a cooperative salmon habitat restoration project that will see 2000 trees planted along the … Read More

Charlie Joe Dennis Launches

Charlie Joe Dennis Launches

August 29, 2012Commerical Fisheries, News, People, Research

There’s a new fishing vessel sailing the seas around Unama’ki and people familiar with natural resources in Cape Breton will instantly recognize her name–Charlie Joe Dennis. It is appropriate that a man who has been so closely associated with Mi’kmaq fisheries all his life would receive this honour. The Eskasoni community gathered to celebrate at … Read More

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