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NEWS: Nunavut March 07, 2014 - 3:43 pm

Fishery consultation goes on the road to Kivalliq

Environment department staff visiting Rankin Inlet, Chesterfield Inlet

NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The Nunavut environment department is going fishing for opinions in the Kivalliq next week to gain input on a planned new fisheries strategy.

This follows a meeting in Iqaluit held Feb. 20 following a media advisory sent out the same day.

The Government of Nunavut hopes to gather opinions to update and renew its fisheries strategy which was drafted in 2005 in collaboration with Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.

Staff will hold meetings in Rankin Inlet March 11 and in Chesterfield Inlet March 13.

Those who cannot attend but who still want to participate in the consultation, can call Sarah Arnold, fisheries sector specialist, at 867-645-6752.

“The goal of the consultation is to hear concerns, ideas and priorities of Nunavummiut as they relate to fisheries and the future development of fisheries,” a March 7 GN news release says.

Upcoming consultations in other communities have not yet been announced.

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