Coastal Restoration Fund: Projects in Newfoundland and Labrador


Coastal Management and Restoration of Elmastukmek (Bay of Islands), NL

Recipient: Humber Arm Environmental Association Inc.

Project goal: The protection and restoration of coastal habitat of Elmastukmek (Bay of Islands) through the identification and restoration of eelgrass meadows and areas of erosion susceptibility as well as Banded killifish and American eel presence and abundance throughout the area. All information collected, including reported areas of Cultural Significance to Qalipu First Nation, will be captured in a GIS database, to be used for prioritization of fish habitat restoration planning and development of Coastal Habitat Management Plans for Elmastukmek.

Time frame: 3 years

Fund allocation: $778,726

Partners:

  • Qalipu First Nations Local fish harvesters
  • ACAP Humber Arm
  • Corner Brook Port Corporation

Restoring a healthy Placentia Bay coastal ecosystem

Recipient: Memorial University of Newfoundland – Fisheries and Marine Institute

Project goal: Rehabilitate degraded eelgrass beds to benefit associated fish and shellfish resources in the coastal waters of Placentia Bay

Time frame: 5 years

Fund allocation: $4,779,255

Partners:

  • Miawpukek First Nation
  • Local fish harvesters
  • ACAP Humber Arm (NGO)
  • Salmonid Council of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Memorial University scuba-diving team
Finishing up the creation of an artificial reef dome. These domes were used to restore the habitat for sea life in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland.

Finishing up the creation of an artificial reef dome. These domes were used to restore the habitat for sea life in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland.

Another kind of artificial reef structure called the layer cake, being prepared for Placentia Bay, Newfoundland.

Another kind of artificial reef structure called the layer cake, being prepared for Placentia Bay, Newfoundland.

Media Release:

Significant coastal restoration fund investment in Newfoundland and Labrador to restore a healthy ecosystem in Placentia Bay

Video:

New artificial reefs for cod and lobster


River bank restoration Miawpukek First Nation

Recipient: Mi'kmaq Alsumk Mowimsikik Koqoey Association

Project goal:  Restoration of river bank and stabilization of embankment toe on the Conne River

Time frame: 2 years

Fund allocation: $404,100

Partners:

  • Miawpukek First Nation
  • Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation
View of the snow-covered Conne River, Newfoundland

View of the snow-covered Conne River, Newfoundland

Results of the first year of the project in Conne River, stabilizing the embankment

Results of the first year of the project in Conne River, stabilizing the embankment

Media Release:

Significant coastal restoration fund investment in Newfoundland and Labrador to restore a healthy marine ecosystem in Conne River, NL


Stewarding coastal habitats monitoring and restoration for priority species

Recipient: WWF-Canada

Project goal: Address significant data gaps on nearshore habitats for priority species, particularly capelin

Time frame: 5 years

Fund allocation: $3,789,720

Partners:

  • NunatuKavut Community Council
  • Memorial University of NL
  • University of Manitoba
  • The Fisheries & Marine Institute of Memorial University of NL
  • The Fish, Food & Allied Workers Union
  • The NL Environmental Association
  • The Shorefast Foundation
  • Northeast Avalon Atlantic Coastal Action Program
  • Humber Arm Atlantic Coastal Action Program
Shoreline of Ship Cove, Newfoundland

Shoreline of Ship Cove, Newfoundland

Shoreline of Ship Cove, Newfoundland

Shoreline of Ship Cove, Newfoundland

Media Release:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada commits over $3 Million for World Wildlife Fund coastal habitat project in Newfoundland and Labrador

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