Since the commercial salmon fishery was closed in Labrador in the mid-90’s, salmon stocks seem to have increased in this region.
This is evident in the community of Rigolet.
Richard Rich is a resident of Rigolet.
He says there seems to be enough salmon to have a short fishery.
After talking to fishermen and leaders in their community, they’re now turning to the Nunatsiavut Government and the Torngat Fish Producers Cooperative in hopes of creating a salmon fishery.