Baffin Fisheries is moving ahead with plans for a successful 2020 fishing season. The world needs high quality protein, and frozen-at-sea seafood is among the highest quality, safest food product anywhere. We’re taking extra steps to safeguard our personnel and our products:
Strict new cleaning procedures are in place, and all vessels will be thoroughly fog-cleaned before sailing.
All fishermen are required to self-isolate at home for two weeks prior to sailing.
Health checks will be performed before anyone is allowed to sail.
First trip scheduled for mid-April.
Our employees are working from home, and vessels restricted to essential personnel only, but we’re available by phone or email. See baffinfisheries.ca for details.
IQALUIT, NU, March 5, 2020 The Board of Directors of Baffin Fisheries is pleased to announce the election of David Alexander, of Amaruq HTA, as Chairman of the Board at a regular meeting of the Board held March 3, 2020, in Iqaluit. The following HTA representatives have been elected or confirmed as Baffin Fisheries Board members: David Alexander, Chair, Amaruq Leo Maktar, Vice-Chair, Mittimatalik Mikidjuk Kolola, Secretary, Mayukalik Billy Etooangat, Chair, Finance Committee, Pangnirtung Maliktoo Lyta, Mayukalik Eric Ootoovak, Mittimatalik Roger Etuangat, Nangmautaq Noah Alookie, Amaruq Kelly Karpik, Pangnirtung Joamie Apak, Nangmautaq
“I would like to thank previous Chair Johnny Mike for his contribution over the past year,” said David Alexander, “I look forward to continuing to move Baffin Fisheries in a positive direction. We plan to hold several community visits this year to ensure all shareholders have an active voice in corporate development and community investments.”
Baffin Fisheries Background Baffin Fisheries is a 100% Inuit-owned Company and is the leading commercial fishing enterprise in Northern Canada. It is jointly owned by five Hunters and Trappers Associations (HTAs) in Nunavut: Amaruq HTA (Iqaluit), Pangnirtung HTA (Pangnirtung), Mayukalik HTA (Kimmirut), Mittimatalik HTA (Pond Inlet), and Nangmautaq HTA (Clyde River). Each HTA elects two representatives to serve on the Board of Directors. Operations Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Niqitaq Fisheries Ltd, Baffin Fisheries owns 100% of its fleet of three fishing vessels, which includes two large factory freezer multi-species trawlers and a factory freezer gillnetter. Baffin Fisheries harvests Greenland Halibut (turbot) and cold water shrimp from the pristine waters of the North Atlantic, and markets its products around the world. Health, Safety and Environment Statement Baffin Fisheries considers sustainability and effective Health, Safety and Environmental (HS&E) management to be of the utmost importance to its business. Our objective is to sustain our natural resources for future generations, and to prevent all workplace accidents, injuries and illness. The promotion of health and safety, and the protection of the environment, are priorities in every task undertaken by employees on behalf of the company. Employee Development Baffin Fisheries firmly believes that the training, recruitment, and employment of Inuit beneficiaries contributes an important benefit to local communities. It is the aim of Baffin Fisheries to have skilled Nunavummiut throughout all levels of operations.
For information about employment opportunities aboard our fishing vessels, please contact Kavavow Mikijuk email@example.com For further information about Baffin Fisheries: David Alexander, Chair firstname.lastname@example.org Chris Flanagan, CEO email@example.com www.baffinfisheries.ca
Baffin Fisheries trawlers Inuksuk I and Sivulliq made a rare joint appearance in Pond Inlet in August for quick crew transfers. After a quick turnaround, the vessels were back fishing.
Pond Inlet is a busy place in August. Baffin Fisheries Trawlers FV Sivulliq and FV Inuksuk I both paid a visit to the hamlet, located in Eclipse Sound, at the northern tip of Baffin Island.
On August 22, the first sea lift of the season arrived, bringing much needed supplies, including the new HTO community Freezer building, funded by the Government of Nunavut Department of Economic Development and Transportation Community Freezer Program, and Baffin Fisheries
Baffin Fisheries is also constructing a new office building in Pond Inlet, to be used by Baffin Fisheries employees, the HTO, and commercial clients. Materials for the new building were shipped to Pond Inlet on the first sealift and construction is expected to be completed by
One half of the new Mittimatalik Community Freezer building makes its way from the beach to its new location in Pond Inlet.