About Us

Our Logo

Meaning and symbolism behind our logo:

Designed and created by Communications Officer
Taylor Ward

The Paw - A bear paw represented in the shape 

of a human hand shown by the placement of its thumb, speaks to the terrestrial aspect of our environment. The orientation given with the human hand speaks to the protection, confidence and power we bring in the present to enhance 

our environment.

There are two fish within the palm itself, identifying the aquatic nature our (AAROM) organization is primarily known for, but not limited to. These fish rotate in a counter-clockwise rotation, signifying the "undo-ing" what was done within our waters and land. This rotation also represents a recycling sign, meaning we are giving back to our environment.

Between the fish within the white space creates the number 8. The number 8 is specific to the eight communities represented within our AAROM.

Our Organization

The Aboriginal Aquatic Resources and Oceans Management (AAROM) Program is a vehicle for First Nations to establish a permanent presence in the Canadian Fishing Industry by developing a strategy focused on capacity building, combining resources, and strengthening relationships with all stakeholders. The North Shore Micmac District Council (NSMDC), an existing cooperative organization, has established Anqotum, an AAROM body to provide support for its member First Nations.


AAROM member communities are Elsipogtog, Buctouche, Eel Ground, Eel River Bar, Fort Folly, Indian Island, Metepenagiag and Pabineau First Nations.