NCC announces additional Communal Fishery salmon tags for South Coast
NOTICE TO MEMBERS
The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) is releasing an additional 100 salmon tags for our south coast Communal Fishery. These tags are available to Full Members, resident and non-resident, who have not received a designation for their household this season. The tags must be fished by August 7, 2023.
These tags have been special-issued by NCC to address food insecurities within NunatuKavut. While these tags are not a part of our Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licence Agreement with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), the species-specific conditions under the licence still apply.
What does this mean?
The primary intent of issuing these tags is to provide additional food security measures for NunatuKavut Inuit.
NCC encourages members to practice their Inuit right to fish for food, social and ceremonial purposes. There is a risk that members may be approached by DFO for practicing their Inuit right to fish with the NCC tags. If issues arise while fishing, NCC will provide assistance on a case-by-case basis, to the best of its ability.
Where are they available for pickup?
All 100 tags are currently located in NCC’s Port Hope Simpson office but will be distributed to our Cartwright office and our head office in Happy Valley-Goose Bay in the coming days and available during normal working hours. Please reach out to the following staff in these offices before travelling to ensure tag availability:
Happy Valley-Goose Bay
Port Hope Simpson
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Charlene Kippenhuck, Manager of Natural Resources by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (709) 896-0592 ext 230.
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