Introduction: NUNAVUT WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT BOARD and NUNAVIK MARINE REGION WILDLIFE BOARDS’ JOINT WRITTEN PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE 2017/18 and 2018/19 TOTAL ALLOWABLE CATCH LEVELS FOR NORTHERN AND STRIPED SHRIMP
THE PURPOSE of this Nunavut Wildlife Management Board (NWMB and Nunavik Marine Region Wildlife Board (NMRWB) joint written public hearing is to consider Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Proposal for Decision to the Boards (Proposal) seeking recommendations and decisions on the 2017/18 and 2018/19 total allowable catch levels for Northern and Striped shrimp in the Eastern and Western Assessment Zones. The Proposal also requests decisions from NWMB and NMRWB about the sharing arrangements for shrimp between management units in the Nunavut Settlement Area and the Nunavik Marine Region. The Proposal, along with other documents comprising the best available information to date, is available for review or download from the NWMB’s website (www.nwmb.com).
The NWMB and NMRWB (the Boards) shall provide notice to the public at least twenty eight (28) days prior to the deadline for filing hearing submissions.
Any interested person or body may file with the Boards a written submission and supporting documentation in response to the Proposal, or otherwise regarding the total allowable catch levels or sharing arrangements for Northern and Striped shrimp – duly translated into Inuktitut or English as the case may be – by no later than 5:00 p.m. (Iqaluit/Inukjuak time) on May 12th 2017.
Unless persuasive written and translated reasons are provided to the Boards for late filing, the Boards will not consider materials for this hearing that are not filed on time.
The requirements for translation of submissions and supporting documentation filed with the Boards does not apply to individual members of the public.
For all others who file supporting documentation with the Boards, the requirement for translation does not apply to such documents over ten (10) pages in length, as long as each supporting document that is not translated is accompanied by a concise, translated summary (English and Inuktitut) at least two (2) pages in length.
The Boards shall ensure that all materials filed with them or produced by them are made publicly available, subject to relevant confidentiality or privacy concerns.
Any representative or agent of the Government of Canada or Government of Nunavut, and Hunters and Trappers Organization, Local Nunavimmi Umajulirijiit Katujjiqatigiinninga, Regional Wildlife Organization, or the Regional Nunavimmi Umajulirijiit Katujjiqatigiinninga and any Inuk shall be accorded the status of party for the hearing.
Unless invited by the Boards to be a party, any other person or body wishing to be named as a party by the Boards shall make an appropriate request in writing to the Boards.
 “Supporting documentation” refers to one or more studies, articles, opinions or other documents separate from a person’s or organization’s written submission, filed as additional evidence and/or arguments in support of that person’s or organization’s submission.