Maritime Aboriginal Aquatic Resources Secretariate

Collectively advancing the rightful share of Atlantic Aquatic Resources for the sustained economic growth of the Maritime Aboriginal Peoples

Welcome to the MAARS Website

The Maritime Region's Aboriginal Peoples Representative Organization Councils, the Native Council of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council and Native Council of Prince Edward Island, are the organized voice for their communities of Mi'Kmaq, Malecite and Passamaquoddy Aboriginal Peoples continuing to reside on their traditional ancestral homeland territories in the Maritime Region. Working together the Councils established the Maritime Aboriginal Aquatic Resources Secretariate (MAARS).

This site will keep our communities and other interests informed about the work MAARS is doing to advance our communities' Communal Commercial Fishing Entities and our involvement in oceans management processes, knowledge about aquatic resources and best fisheries practices and participation in decision making.

What's New @ MAARS

Mawqatmuti'kw (We All Live Together) Journal

Summer-Fall 2019 [PDF]


Our MAARS Blog will be used to post information on news and events as well as selected articles and other resources.

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