Research

Science paired with Mi'kmaq traditional knowledge is the key to UINR's research activities. This unique pairing has been called "Two-Eyed Seeing" and brings together the best of western science and traditional knowledge.

UINR's research is guided by our communities and the advice and guidance of our community's Elders. Our emphasis is research on species of concern to Mi'kmaq such as oyster, lobster, eel, gaspereau and other food fishing species. Species at Risk and invasive species are also of great concern at UINR.

Clean drinking water and marine water quality are an important part of our work. We are responsible for monitoring drinking water safety in our communities and check water quality weekly in four of our communities.

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Employment Opportunity at UINR

Employment Opportunity at UINR

July 9, 2012Commerical Fisheries, News, Research

Commercial Fisheries Liason Officer Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources is looking for a qualified candidate to fill our Commercial Fisheries Liaison Coordinator position. This position is until March 31, 2013 with possibility of renewal. Candidates must have a minimum of five years direct demonstrated experience in commercial fisheries operations and two years of experience in … Read More

It's all about the people…Tyson Paul

It's all about the people…Tyson Paul

July 8, 2012News, People, Research

While other kids in high school had posters of rock stars and hockey players on their bedroom walls, Tyson Paul, self-professed science geek, fell asleep under a poster of the periodic table! Always interested in the environment, Tyson knew from the start that he was headed for a career in science and it was after … Read More

UINR's smolt wheel is back in Middle River

UINR's smolt wheel is back in Middle River

April 23, 2012News, Research

UINR is conducting research on Atlantic salmon populations. The smolt wheel, which looks like a giant funnel on its side, collects young salmon smolt, safely directing them into a tank where they are counted. Smolt are young salmon that migrate each spring from the rivers where they were born and grew up in, to the … Read More

UINR Is Looking for Photos

UINR Is Looking for Photos

April 13, 2012News, Research

UINR is working on some new publications on Mi’kmaq Ecological Knowledge about Plamu (Atlantic Salmon), Ji’kaw (Striped Bass), and Peju (Cod). We need photos of people fishing, cleaning fish or even eating them! Old photos, new ones, all are welcome. If you have some photos that you are willing to share, please get in touch. … Read More

Cool, clean water!

Cool, clean water!

April 10, 2012News, Research

Sitting at the kitchen table sharing a cup of coffee or tea with a friend…it’s something that most of us take for granted. But not Rosie Sylliboy and some of the other full-time residents of Malagawatch. A boil water advisory has been in place since April 2011 when UINR began testing the wells in Malagawatch. … Read More

Kataq–Mi’kmaq Knowledge on Bras d’Or Lakes Eels

Kataq–Mi’kmaq Knowledge on Bras d’Or Lakes Eels

March 26, 2012News, Research

After five years of research, community meetings and discussions with Elders and fishers, UINR is proud to announce the release of a new publication on Bras d’Or Lakes eels. At first, five years sounds like a long time but when you consider that the publication summarizes thousands of years of Mi’kmaq ecological knowledge, it doesn’t … Read More

PUBLIC NOTICE: Boaters Using Middle River

PUBLIC NOTICE: Boaters Using Middle River

March 10, 2012News, Research

UINR wishes to inform the public to exercise caution when using the Middle River for recreational boating purposes between April 16 and June 30, 2012. UINR will be installing a Rotary Screw Trap (smolt wheel) on Middle River at approximately 46° 05’ 49.8N, 60° 55’ 18.8W to catch Atlantic salmon smolts to estimate their abundance and … Read More

UINR staff featured at Wagmatcook Lecture Series

UINR staff featured at Wagmatcook Lecture Series

February 10, 2012Moose, News, Research

UINR Moose Management Coordinator Clifford Paul and UINR Biologist and Research Coordinator Shelley Denny are presenting at the Wagmatcook Lecture Series on Thursday February 23 at 10:00 am. Clifford will discuss moose regulations and harvesting initiatives underway through the province-wide Moose Management Initiative. Shelley’s talk will be on the science of eels, covering such topics … Read More

Protecting eel habitat in Unama'ki

Protecting eel habitat in Unama'ki

November 9, 2011News, Research

Fortunately, eels are still common in the Bras d’Or Lakes, especially outside Eskasoni. From May to October, eels are actively fished along the shorelines. For the other half of the year, they overwinter in barachois ponds and embayments common to the shores of the Bras d’Or Lakes. Often these areas are not considered important for … Read More

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