Baffin Fisheries Announces Election of New Chair, Executive Committee Members
IQALUIT, Thursday June 23, 2022 – Baffin Fisheries is pleased to announce the election of a new Chair and executive committee members to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Sandy Kautuq, of Clyde River, was elected Chair at a Board meeting held in Iqaluit June 21. Rosemary Mosesee of Pangnirtung was elected Vice-Chair, and David Qamaniq of Pond Inlet was elected Secretary Treasurer. Roger Etuangat was elected Chair of the Finance Committee. Jimmy Akavak, representing the Amaruq Hunters and Trappers Association, was sworn in as a new board member.
“I thank my fellow board members for their support and confidence, and I look forward to continued improvement in the delivery of benefits to our Inuit shareholders,” said Sandy. “I would also like to welcome my fellow executive committee members, Rosemary and David, and congratulate Rosemary as the first woman on the executive team.”
Baffin Fisheries would like to thank outgoing Chairman David Alexander for his years of service to the Board. David was instrumental in increasing the distribution of shrimp, turbot, and country food to communities throughout Nunavut, and to elders and those in need in Iqaluit.
Following the 2021-2022 round of HTA annual general meetings, the following individuals have been elected or re-confirmed as representatives on the Baffin Fisheries Board of Directors.
Mittimatalik HTA: Enookie Inuarak and David Qamaniq
Nangmautaq HTA: Sandy Kautuq and Roger Etuangat
Pangnirtung HTA: Rosemary Mosesee and Patrick Kilabuk
Amaruq HTA: Adamee Itorcheak and Jimmy Akavak
Mayukalik HTA: Mikidjuk Kolola and Killiktee Padluq
About Baffin Fisheries
Baffin Fisheries 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 Namautaq HTA (Clyde River). Each HTA elects two representatives to sit on the Board of Directors for terms of one, two, or three years.
Baffin Fisheries is 100% Inuit-owned. Through its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Niqitaq Fisheries Ltd., Baffin Fisheries owns 100% of its fleet of three factory freezer fishing vessels.
Health, Safety and Environment Statement
Baffin Fisheries considers effective Health, Safety and Environmental (HS&E) Management to be of the utmost importance to its business. The objective of our company HS&E Program is to prevent all workplace accidents, injuries and illness, and to promote health, safety and the protection of the environment in every task undertaken by employees on behalf of the company.
Baffin Fisheries firmly believes that in addition to the revenue generated directly by the harvest of the resource, the training, recruitment, and employment of staff contributes an important benefit to local communities. It is the aim of Baffin Fisheries to have skilled Nunavummiut throughout all levels of operations.
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|Chris Flanagan, CEO|