“Coastal restoration” is the action of returning something to its former condition; improving its current condition; or protecting it from further or future harm. “Coastal” refers to any area where marine and terrestrial processes meet and interact.
The Coastal Restoration Nunavut Project relies on Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit to document and address the health and condition of marine species and their habitats. Our team is travelling to every community in the territory to learn about the coastal restoration needs of each region, and to support the development of community-led coastal restoration plans.
Restoration Plans may include physical rehabilitations to fix an urgent issue, or research to understand the accelerated changes experienced by the many marine species living in arctic waterways.
The main goal of the project is to promote strong, dynamic fisheries and oceans. To date, the project team has consulted 11 Hunters and Trappers Organizations in 11 unique communities. The project is led by the Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University in partnership with the Fisheries and Sealing Division, Government of Nunavut. Project funding is provided by DFO.