It’s that time again – time to clean up Malikewe’j! The dumpsters are there already. Start filling them up, and then join us on June 6th to clean up the community.
UINR has scholarships available again this year, in partnership with Port Hawkesbury Paper and Georgia Pacific. Our objective is to promote and encourage education and careers in natural resource management. Apply! Georgia pacific scholarship 2018 PH Paper Scholarship 2018 PHP Forestry scholarship 2018
UINR is looking for fishers to help us gather genetic information on Striped Bass to determine spawning origin. We are asking fishers who retain fish to collect fin clips and measure length (and stomach contents are helpful). If you fish or are planning to fish for Striped Bass along the eastern coast of Cape Breton … Read More
You have probably noticed that UINR has been very quiet these past few months. For those of you who have not heard, our Director of Communications, Weldon Bona, had taken a leave in the fall due to illness. He passed away peacefully on January 19th. Weldon was with UINR for nearly 15 years. Saying good-bye … Read More
The date is set. The feast is ready. Please join us at the Blair J. Bernard Memorial Annual FEAST in the HIGHLANDS. Thursday October 5 , 2017 from 12:30–2:00 PM Th At the paved airstrip 13 km from Hunter’s Mountain entrance(watch for signs) N 46.220834 W -60.811577 The Feast will include a campfire, outdoor cooking, … Read More
If you or someone you know is 15 to 18 years old, is in school, and interested in the environment, you might want to join us on August 8–15 for our annual Nikani Awtiken summer camp. Check out the poster for details and contact Emma-Anne Keough at Emma-Anne@uinr.ca or Tommy Sylliboy at Tommy@uinr.ca or call … Read More
We are! We are finding sick and dying eagles in the Highlands and elsewhere and there is no secret to the cause. Eagles are being exposed to highly toxic lead by eating shotgun pellets, bullet fragments or lead fishing tackle. Eagles ingest lead when fishing or scavenging dead animals. Dangers of lead are well-known and … Read More
TIA’M: Mese’k / The Whole Moose UINR with sponsorship from Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey just published a large poster and fact sheet that looks at how the Mi’kmaw have used moose for everything from food to clothing. Every part of the moose can be used–bones, teeth, hide, antlers–for everything from needles and knives to shoes and game … Read More
The latest issue of UINR MARTEN (our 44th issue!) is now available as a free download. In this issue we cover the release of our two new books on oysters in the cover story, Oyster2 and give information on how you can get free copies. In the News section we look at the recent People … Read More
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
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.
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