Nunavut Wildlife Management Board’s 2019 Allocation Policy for Commercial Marine Fisheries
The Nunavut Wildlife Management Board (NWMB or Board) is pleased to announce the release of the Board’s revised 2019 Allocation Policy for Commercial Marine Fisheries (Allocation Policy).
The overarching objective of the Allocation Policy is to facilitate a co-operative, professional and diversified approach to ecosystem-based fisheries development, maintaining compliance with the principles of conservation, relying upon re-investment in the fishery by Nunavut fishers, and ensuring the wide distribution of tangible benefits to Nunavummiut. This objective is achieved in part and reflected through the Board’s fair, open, and transparent process to determine access and allocations for Nunavut-based commercial fishers in the marine waters adjacent to Nunavut. The Board’s 2019 Allocation Policy was achieved through extensive collaboration with stakeholders and co-management partners.