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Cryosphere => Arctic background => Topic started by: ael on October 18, 2014, 12:51:35 AM

Title: Canadian Government restricts possible Beaufort Fishery
Post by: ael on October 18, 2014, 12:51:35 AM
The federal government has implemented a ban on new commercial fisheries in the western Arctic until more research can be done.

The policy, announced Friday, has long been requested by environmental groups and follows a similar American decision that was enacted five years ago.

http://www.1310news.com/2014/10/17/federal-government-restricts-possible-beaufort-sea-fisheries/ (http://www.1310news.com/2014/10/17/federal-government-restricts-possible-beaufort-sea-fisheries/)
Title: Re: Canadian Government restricts possible Beaufort Fishery
Post by: jbg on January 25, 2015, 11:48:06 PM
Are Inuits prohibited from fishing as well?
Title: Re: Canadian Government restricts possible Beaufort Fishery
Post by: jdallen on February 02, 2015, 10:04:11 PM
Are Inuits prohibited from fishing as well?

Note the qualifier. New Commercial.

I suspect Inuits and other First Nations are not affected.