Mi’gmaq Wolastoqey Indigenous Fisheries Management Association
MWIFMA’s mission is to promote the sustainable management and conservation of aquatic and ocean ecosystems in the territories and areas of activity of the Mi’gmaqs of Gesgapegiag, the Mi’gmaqs of Gespeg Mi’gmaqs, as well as the Maliseets of Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk, formerly known as the Maliseets of Viger First Nation, while promoting their interests, participation in co-management processes, and diversification of their fisheries and aquaculture.
MWIFMA aims to become a key partner in the collaborative management of aquatic and oceanic resources, guided by conservation principles to ensure the sustainability and integrity of ecosystems for future generations. In addition, MWIFMA is determined to become a center of information exchange and cooperation of its members; and aims to promote the development, autonomy and innovation of Mi’gmaq and Wolastoqey fisheries, while privileging the integration of Indigenous traditional knowledge to the scientific approach.
De la gauche: Lisa May Arsenault, Stephanie Gedeon Harrison, Sandra Autef (partie), Emmanuel Sandt-Duguay, Catherine Lambert Koizumi, Adam Jerome, et Marie-Hélène Rondeau. Absents: Tanya Condo, Yan Tapp, Peter Hackett, Stede Hinson, Joey Jerome, Andrée-Sylvie Carbonneau.
Key activities include:
∙ Collaborative management ∙ oceanic and aquatic ecosystems conservation ∙ awareness and education ∙ Mi’gmaq and Wolastoqey ecological knowledge documentation ∙ maritime safety and training ∙ fisheries and aquaculture diversification ∙ research and development
Executive director ∙ administrative assistant ∙ commercial fisheries liaison coordinator ∙ support coordinator ∙ fisheries biologist ∙ conservation biologist ∙geographer ∙ marine safety liaison officer ∙ training vessel coordinator responsible of SALAWEG production ∙ captain ∙ field technicians∙
Première Nation Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk (previously Première Nation Malécite de Viger) ∙ Nation Micmac de Gespeg ∙ Micmacs of Gesgapegiag ∙ Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat ∙ Assemblée des Premières Nations ∙ Institut de développement durable des Premières Nations du Québec et du Labrador ∙ Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat ∙ Department of Fisheries and Oceans ∙ Service Canada ∙ Indigenous Services Canada ∙ Canadian Coast Guard ∙ Ministère de l’agriculture, des pêcheries et de l’alimentation du Québec ∙ Ocean research in Canada Alliance ∙ Réseau Québec maritime ∙ Merinov ∙ École des pêches et de l’aquaculture du Québec ∙ Comité ZIP ∙ Université du Québec à Rimouski ∙ Université Laval ∙ Institut des Sciences de la Mer