P.L.A.M.U. (phase 2)


Promoting (Healthy) Lifestyles, Activities, and Mi’gmaq Understandings of Restigouche River salmon


This project is a continuation of the first P.L.A.M.U. project. GMRC will be gathering salmon from the Restigouche salmon and will be speaking with community members from Listuguj, Eel River Bar, and Pabineau about past and present practices regarding Atlantic salmon. The aim of this project is to strengthen the relationship between the salmon, the river, and the Mi’gmaw people.


  • To determine the levels of contaminants (dioxins and furans) found within Restigouche River salmon.
  • To survey/interview community members about their eating patterns (including traditional food) and assess socio-cultural and historical aspects affecting food patterns.
  • To inform community members about the effects of industrial activities on traditional foods.
  • To conduct further studies based on the results of this project. Further studies can include developing wild salmon consumption guidelines for the community.
  • Year: June 2009 – January 2010
  • Status: Complete
  • Project Funding Source: Environment Canada