The FGCAC and Merinov have partnered to provide the Listuguj First Nation Community with comprehensive waste management solutions. We offer educational services aimed at empowering the community to effectively manage end-of-life fishing gear and non-hazardous marine plastic waste. Our educational initiatives will also focus on promoting the development of technologies and methods to combat plastic pollution on land and in waters.
FGCAC is also conducting extensive research to identify infrastructural gaps and opportunities to improve waste collection and recycling within the community. This includes researching and testing alternative materials to replace current plastic products, such as plastic strapping.
Goal: to prevent gear loss, provide waste management education, and share alternative tools/resources for the First Nation Community of Listuguj, Quebec. The FGCAC aims to advance Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s goals, as well as all five goals of the Ocean Plastics Charter.
- Provide education through workshops and in-person engagement aimed at the reduction of improper disposal and abandonment of end-of-life fishing gear and marine plastic products on vessels and at fishing wharves
- Research alternative materials for bait packaging, strapping, rubber bands, and other non-biodegradable or unsafe marine products
- Improve how non-hazardous waste is managed and disposed of