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Investing in Northern Communities With First Fish

First Fish is bringing the catch of Inuit harvesters to Ontario and bringing the proceeds back into communities around Nunavut. First Fish is a Toronto-based non-profit that began when Michael Labbe, the company’s founder, travelled to Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut in 2015 to aid in affordable housing options for the community. “Part of the requirements is that you need to have a pretty good job, so we found that there was a really big need for employment up there,” said Divya Vaghela, the ...

DFO Increases Access for Indigenous Groups to Southern Gulf Snow Crab Fishery

The Government of Canada is using an historic increase in snow crab biomass in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence to increase Indigenous access to this fishery during the 2017 season. Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced April 12 that the management decision for Crab Fishing Areas (CFA) 12, 12E, 12F, and 19. The decision includes a one-time setting aside of up to 1,100 tonnes from CFAs 12 and 19 for Indigenous groups in the area to increase ...