Friday, April 23, 2010

Communal Fishery Meetings

Inuit within the Nunatsiavut communities fish salmon and char for subsistence use each summer.

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans gives out tags for those who wish to fish for salmon.

Rebecca Willcott is the Director of Renewable Resources with the Nunatsiavut Government.

She was on the north coast last week holding meetings about the food fishery program.

Willcott says one of the main issues brought up was a shortage of salmon tags last year.

The NG has put in a request to DFO for additional tags but haven’t heard back from them yet.

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