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Coastal Restoration Fund: Projects in Nunavut


Assessment of the current state of coastal restoration needs across Nunavut

Recipient: Dalhousie University

Project goal: This project will conduct community consultations and feasibility studies to identify and mitigate the stressors impacting aquatic species in each of Nunavut’s 25 communities.

Through community consultations on coastal restoration priorities this project aims to address

It will be followed by working with Nunavut communities to develop coastal restoration plans on a case-by-case basis. At least 3 restoration projects will be implemented over the 5-year funding period.

Time frame: 5 years

Fund allocation: $1,985,500

Partners:

Media Announcement:

Government of Canada makes a significant Coastal Restoration Fund investment in Nova Scotia and the Arctic through the Oceans Protection Plan


Restoration of anadromous Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) and Dolly Varden (Salvelinus malma malma) near Kugluktuk, Nunavut

Recipient: University of Waterloo

Project goal: The aim of this project is to identify migratory patterns and overwintering habitats used by Arctic dhar and/or Dolly Varden in the Coppermine and adjacent river systems. It will also develop restoration plans for 1-2 high-priority streams which support these species fisheries and are subject to low-flow events and fish stranding.

Time frame: 5 years

Fund allocation: $1,261,890

Partners:

Photo of the Clyde River harbour, Nunavut, 1.5 km from the restoration site

Photo of the Clyde River harbour, Nunavut, 1.5 km from the restoration site

Photo of the Nilaqtarvik River looking upstream from the Clyde River, 1.5 km from the restoration site.

Photo of the Nilaqtarvik River looking upstream from the Clyde River, 1.5 km from the restoration site.

Media Announcement:

Government of Canada makes a significant coastal restoration fund investment in Canada’s Arctic through the Oceans Protection Plan


Hudson Bay and James Bay strategic planning for coastal habitat restoration

Recipient: Arctic Eider Society

Project goal: The goal of this project is to work through the collaborative framework of the Hudson Bay Consortium to coordinate on identifying restoration priorities and planning for coastal ecosystems in the Greater Hudson Bay and James Bay region.

Time frame: 2 years

Fund allocation: $220,000

Partners:

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Preserving Arctic Charr habitat and Indigenous fisheries in Western Hudson Bay

Recipient: Kivalliq Inuit Association

Project goal: The project addresses existing migratory barriers that increase stress on culturally and economically important Arctic charr populations in the Kivalliq Region. The project objectives include the following:

Time frame: 3 year

Fund allocation: $428,630

Partners:

Media Announcement: Government of Canada invests in aquatic habitat through the Oceans Protection Plan


Assessment of the current state of coastal restoration needs across Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Recipient: Dalhousie University

Project goal: The overarching project objective is to conduct community consultations and feasibility studies to identify:

The project team will work with local knowledge holders and local and regional organizations to address data gaps through community consultations and participatory feasibility studies.

Time frame: 3 years

Fund allocation: $684,591

Partners:

Media Announcement: Government of Canada invests in aquatic habitat through the Oceans Protection Plan

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