May 11, 2013 12:32 ET
...Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor)
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 11, 2013) - "Our government is pleased to announce today the finalization of an Integrated Fisheries Management Plan for Narwhal.
The plan was developed as a cooperative effort between Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated and Nunavummiut. The Plan will promote the sustainable harvest and trade of narwhal while ensuring the rights of Inuit are protected.
The final decision of this plan that was accepted yesterday has established an overall harvest limit for Northern Hudson Bay narwhal. The total narwhal harvest limit will be allocated separately between Nunavut and Nunavik. Similar efforts are undertaken to develop a narwhal harvest plan with Nunavik co-management partners.
This agreement represents the great collaboration and partnerships among the Government of Canada and Inuit.
Next week Canada assumes the Chairmanship of the Arctic Council, with the theme of Development for the People of the North. We are very pleased with this agreement, which continues to foster sustainable harvesting in the North."
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Fisheries and Oceans CanadaBarbara MottramPress SecretaryOffice of the Minister613-992-3474Health Canada and the CanadianNorthern Economic Development Agency (CanNor)Cailin RodgersPress SecretaryOffice of the Minister613-957-0200
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