NunatuKavut Renews Call for Suspension of Commercial Capelin Fishery
NCC is again calling upon the Government of Canada to suspend the commercial capelin fishery in Atlantic Canada. The latest scientific information on capelin is extremely limited, given the lack of biomass estimates and incomplete coverage of the stock area north of Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Division 3L. This division is a vast area that includes the waters off NunatuKavut. NunatuKavut Inuit traditional knowledge indicates capelin are arriving later (if at all), in fewer numbers and smaller in size.