Ecosystem Project

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The St. Georges Bay Ecosystem Project is a collaborative partnership between the Interdisciplinary Studies in Aquatic Resources programme (ISAR), the following marine harvestors organizations in the Gulf of St. Lawrence: Gulf Bona Fide Fishermen's Association, Maritime Fishermen's Union (MFU), the Inverness South Fishermen's Association (ISFA), the Mi'Kmaq Fish and Wildlife commission (MFWC), and the Maritimes Region Fisheries Science Branch of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). The St. Georges Bay Ecosystem Project (GBEP) is focused on St. Georges Bay, located in the Gulf Region of Northeast Nova Scotia, Canada. The intent of the project is to document and conduct applied analyses of the marine and human ecology of St. Georges Bay. 

This project intends to bring government scientists, resource harvesters and university-based researchers together in a long-term cooperative, collaborative and interdisciplinary research project that emphasizes the development of working relationships and capacity. This interdisciplinary and inter-agency project will provide the foundation for new understandings respecting marine resources, the management of harvesting activities, and the development of sustainable marine resource harvesting livelihoods. It is also hoped that the project will foster debate, education and discussion with regards to public policy initiatives focused on the fisheries. ISAR and St.F.X.U., through GBEP, will act as facilitator for this process. 

For more information on the projects objectives, goals and resources you can read the project's overview report

Any comments or suggestions for the GBEP web site should be directed to 
Anthony Davis (ISAR Coord.) of Saint Francis Xavier University.

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 This page was last updated on May 15th, 2000, by Erin Breen: