Meet UINR’s new Commercial Fisheries Liaison Coordinator. Hubert has experience as a commercial fisherman, captain, teacher, and consultation liaison officer with Kwilmu’kw Maw-Klusuaqn.

123From Pictou Landing First Nation, Hubert studied at Saint Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia Teachers College, and Dalhousie University. He holds degrees in Business Administration and Education.

Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources (UINR) is developing a stronger role in commercial fisheries management and Hubert will provide the “eyes and ears” for Mi’kmaq commercial fisheries.

Our Commercial Fisheries Liaison Coordinator will attend meetings of Integrated Fisheries Management, Commercial Fishery Advisory Committee, and other related meetings and activities.

In order to better serve our Mi’kmaq communities, we are preparing to strengthen our ability to provide fisheries liaison services between member communities and management/advisory committees and groups.

The management of fisheries in Atlantic Canada involves a complex range of techniques and strategies involving scientific, resource, commercial, and market information. A main mechanism for communication between governments and industry is through advisory and various other fisheries committees and groups. Attendance at the meetings of these groups is critical to full participation in co-management of the fisheries.

Our overall objective is to increase participation by member communities in the management and direction of integrated fisheries.

From UINR Marten – Vol.4. Issue.2 – Summer 2008