Joint Statement on the Development of Fisheries Regulations for the Nunavut Settlement Area

July 9, 2018

The Nunavut Agreement created a co-management system with defined and complementary roles for the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board, Regional Wildlife Organizations, and Hunters and Trappers Organizations - while recognizing Inuit harvesting rights, including fishing rights. 
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Nunavut Agreement and in recognition of significant progress in recent months to develop the policies to support the future regulation of fisheries in the Nunavut Settlement Area under the Fisheries Act, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, the Government of Nunavut, and the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board state that they will:

Work towards the pre-publication of regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part 1, in 2019.