Offshore Agreement The Eeyou Marine Region Land Claims Agreement (the “Offshore Agreement”) is the result of 10 years of negotiations on the rights and obligations of the Crees and Canada in the offshore area of Eeyou Istchee. This area is known as the Eeyou Marine Region (EMR), or in other words, the area of the offshore that the Crees have traditionally occupied and used. READ MORE



The Eeyou Marine Region Impact Review Board (EMRIRB) mandate is to review the eco-systemic and socio-economic impacts of project proposals.

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The Eeyou Marine Region Planning Commission (EMRPC) mandate is to guide the development of planning policies, priorities and objectives.

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The Eeyou Marine Region Wildlife Board (EMRWB) mandate is to act as the main instrument of Wildlife management and the main regulator of access to wildlife.

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Latest News & Events

5Dec, 2019

Eeyou Istchee Coastal Community Voices on Wildlife Research Priorities for the Eeyou Marine Region

December 5th, 2019|

The Report on Wildlife Research Priorities for the Eeyou Marine Region is now available. You can access it and download it here !

20Sep, 2019

Eeyou Marine Region First annual photo contest !

September 20th, 2019|

1ST ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST! Deadline is October 28 Submit photos to: Send Us Your Best Photos of the Eeyou Marine Region! Photos may include year-round shots of wildlife, landscapes, northern lights, recreation and [...]

15Jul, 2019

Aerial shorebirds surveys in southern James Bay, August 11-15, 2019

July 15th, 2019|

Notice for the EMR Communities of Waskaganish and Eastmain. We are currently in discussions with the Canadian Wildlife Service to visit the two communities this winter to share the results of the survey and [...]

14Jun, 2019

Consultation on Eeyou Marine Region Wildlife research priorities

June 14th, 2019|

*FINAL CALL FOR COMMENTS* The Eeyou Marine Region Wildlife Board (EMRWB) has completed consultations with the Cree communities to obtain feedback regarding research priorities within the Eeyou Marine Region. The Eeyou Marine Region Wildlife [...]

29Aug, 2017

Polar Bear Management – Public Consultation in Chisasibi

August 29th, 2017|

In January 2012, the Federal Minister of the Environment requested that the Nunavik Marine Region Wildlife Board establish a management regime for polar bears, including a Total Allowable Take for Southern Hudson population that occurs in the Eeyou Marine Region.

4Jan, 2017

Press Release: Nunavut Impact Review Board, Nunavik Marine Region Impact Review Board and Eeyou Marine Region Impact Review Board sign memorandum of understanding

January 4th, 2017|

January 4, 2017  - Representatives from the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB), the Nunavik Marine Region Impact Review Board (NMRIRB) and the Eeyou Marine Region Impact Review Board (EMRIRB) have recently finalized a Memorandum [...]

12May, 2016

Public consultations on research prioritization in the Eeyou Marine Region

May 12th, 2016|

The Eeyou Marine Wildlife Board will host a public consultation on its research priorities on November 17, 2016 in Whapmagoostui. Location: Whapmagoostui Sport and Recreation Complex Time: November 17, 2016 at 1:30 pm Everyone is [...]

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