Working together towards the diversification of the exploitation of marine resources, the Mi’gmaq Maliseet Aboriginal Fisheries Management Association (MMAFMA) and its three member communities jointly started up the SALAWEG project. They continue to play an important role in ensuring its progress.

In addition to promoting the sustainable management and preservation of aquatic and oceanic ecosystems in the territories and activity zones of its three member communities, MMAFMA also promotes their interests and their participation in co-management processes.

The Mi’gmaqs of Gesgapegiag

SALAWEG kelp is processed at the Lobster Hut operation based in the community of the Micmacs of Gesgapegiag. The members of that community are moreover involved in the kelp farming, marketing and processing stages.

The Mi’gmaqs of Gespeg
Located at the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula not far from the city of Gaspé, the Micmac nation of Gespeg is involved in the development of SALAWEG in different ways, which includes providing it with visibility and selling its products on its interpretation site.

The Maliseets of Viger
The Maliseet of Viger First Nation is involved in SALAWEG’s development in a number of ways, notably by offering it visibility, by making its products available at Maison Denis-Launière and by working to extend its sales network. Known also as Wolastoqiyik, meaning “People of the Beautiful River,” the Maliseet come from the Saint John River Valley and its tributaries, close to the current border between Québec, New Brunswick and the U.S. state of Maine.