Category: Press Release

Nunavut offshore allocation holders form an industry association

IQALUIT, Nunavut Date:  May 28, 2012 Since Nunavut became Canada’s newest territory in 1999 it has seen significant and impressive development in its adjacent offshore fishery for Greenland halibut and shrimp.  To ensure the continued growth  of this industry and to provide a unified industry voice on issues of concern to the fishery the Nunavut… Read more »

Nunavut Pleased with 0B Turbot Increase

IQALUIT, Nunavut (November, 9 2009) – The Government of Nunavut is pleased with today’s announcement by Minister Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, which stated Nunavut will be receiving 90% of the new increase in the 0B turbot quota. The 1,500 tonne increase in the 0B turbot quota for Canada was recently confirmed at… Read more »

The Baffin Fisheries Coalition is pleased to announce the completion of revenue sharing royalty payments to its membership for the 2007 fiscal year.

IQALUIT, Nunavut Jan 25, 2008 The Baffin Fisheries Coalition is pleased to announce the completion of revenue sharing royalty payments to its membership for the 2007 fiscal year. For the fourth year in a row, the BFC has distributed payments to its membership. Recently over $600,000 was distributed between its member organizations. “Once again, these… Read more »

Federal government announces increased science in the Arctic – stock assessment positions dedicated to Arctic Fisheries Research

IQALUIT, Nunavut (October 15, 2007) – “We are very pleased with Minister Hearn’s announcement of October 15, 2007 that it will increase its science in the Arctic – Stock assessment positions dedicated to Arctic fisheries research.  We thank Minister Hearn for making such a positive decision, one that clearly meets the needs of the north…. Read more »