Call for Designated Fisherpersons

Call for Designated Fisherpersons

Qalipu Mi’Kmaq First Nation Band would like to announce the availability of one Communal Commercial Fishing license through Mi’Kmaq Alsumk Mowimsikik Koqoey Association (MAMKA). This enterprise is located in Western Newfoundland and consists of a Herring fixed gear area 13, lobster area 13A, and a bait license. A successful applicant will be designated to fish[…]

MAMKA Summer 2013-2014 update

For the summer field season MAMKA focused its projects in four key areas (Marine/Aquatic Resource Inventory, Species at Risk Stewardship, Alien and Invasive Species, and Community & Youth Engagement).  Each of the project areas are composed of several activities (see below). Marine/Aquatic Resource Inventory Aquatic Habitat Surveys Atlantic Salmon Redd Surveys Eel Grass Surveys Species[…]

Employment Opportunity

Job Title: Aquatic Field Technician Location: Grand Falls-Windsor, Glenwood, or Gander Bay. Mi’kmaq Alsumk Mowimsikik Koqoey Association: MAMKA is a collaborative management body formed in partnership by the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band and the Miawpukek First Nation under FIsheries and Oceans Canada’s Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management program. Position Description: MAMKA is seeking[…]

MAMKA Projects 2012-2013

For 2012-2013 MAMKA’s project activities will be focused on four key areas (Marine/Aquatic Resource Inventory, Species at Risk Stewardship, Alien and Invasive Species, and Community & Youth Engagement).  Each of the project areas will be composed of several activities (see list below).  More information will be available later in the year.   Marine/Aquatic Resource Inventory Aquatic[…]

COSEWIC ATK Subcommittee

Roger Gallant, Biologist with MAMKA, was recently appointed to the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge (ATK) Subcommittee.   COSEWIC is a committee of experts that assesses and designates which wildlife species are in some danger of disappearing from Canada.  Within COSEWIC is the ATK subcommittee, which provides expertise[…]

Capelin Observers Network

The Capelin Observers Network was established by Fisheries and Oceans Canada and various partners in 2002 to improve knowledge on capelin spawning. Through the network, the public can report their observations, and capelin spawning sites on the shore of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence can be better documented. Capelin is a key species[…]

MAMKA Project List 2011-2012

MAMKA is currently preparing its list of projects for 2011-2012. MAMKA plans to conducts research in four aquatic resource and oceans management areas: Species at Risk Aquatic and Marine Resources Alien and Invasive Species Community Engagement The several projects will be conducted in each of the four areas. It is anticipated that American eel, American[…]

MAMKA Project List 2010-2011

MAMKA-Western Office Document and monitor bird species at risk (piping plover, red knot, harlequin duck, short-eared owl, etc.) within western and central Newfoundland. Determine the distribution of banded killifish in western and central Newfoundland. Monitor the migration patterns of adult American eel and document American eel elver recruitment in selected river systems. Continue to document[…]