MAMKA Project List 2010-2011

Below is a list of all projects that will be undertaken in the 2010-2011 fiscal year.  The projects will be carried out under the AAROM, Marine-AFSAR, and Terrestrial-AFSAR programs.

Below is a list of all projects that will be undertaken in the 2010-2011 fiscal year. The projects will be carried out under the AAROM, Marine-AFSAR, and Terrestrial-AFSAR programs.

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 and understand American lobster populations within the Bay of Islands.

Conduct surveys to document the presence and seasonal distribution of Shark within western Newfoundland.

Document habitat obstructions that may affect Atlantic salmon, American eel, and other aquatic species within western and central Newfoundland.

Continue to document and monitor Atlantic salmon redds in western and central Newfoundland.

Survey for leatherback turtles on the northeast coast of the islands and collect traditional marine resource use information for the region.

Conduct youth sessions in western and central Newfoundland to provide youth with an opportunity to learn about aquatic resource and oceans management issues and traditional knowledge.

MAMKA-Southern Office

Beach clean up in the Bay d’Espoir area. The objective of this project is to ensure the beach areas are clean and pristine and suitable for recreation activities.

American eel/elver study in the Bay D’Espoir area. As a continuation from previous years research MAMKA will document (1) the migration patters of mature American eels; and, (2) the recruitment of elvers (juvenile eels) into freshwater systems.

Banded killifish Dispersal in the Bay D’Espoir area. MAMKA South continues to set traps to determine the presence, if any, of banded killifish in the Bay D’Espoir region.

Redd survey of the Southeast Brook. MAMKA did a Redd survey of the Southeast Brook in 2009 to determine the presence of salmon and trout Redds (eggs).

Marine Resource Inventory (MRI). For 2010 MAMKA South will continue to document important habitat features and traditional Knowledge for inclusion into MAMKA’s overall marine resource inventory.

Little River and Conne river salmon enhancement Efforts. MAMKA continues to partner with the Miawpukek First Nation in carrying out its salmon enhancement efforts on the Conne River and Little River. The objective is to ensure that both rivers enjoy a healthy salmon return.

Chief Bill Joe and Martin Jeddore Memorial Site. In 2009 MAMKA removed a major obstruction on the South East Brook which included culverts where Chief Bill and Martin lost their lives in 1980’s. MAMKA based on the suggestion of an elder will make improvements to the area in honour of Chief Billy and Martin.

Video Project, both MAMKA South and MAMKA West are documenting their project activity on video so that an eventual DVD can be developed which will highlight MAMKA activities.