The importance of the Northern shrimp fishery to Nunavummiut and an external review of Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Last In, First Out policy was thrust into the spotlight June 17 in an unlikely place.

It was Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson who blew the whistle on the policy review from the floor of the Senate, stating the policy, introduced in 2003, is discriminatory against Nunavut commercial fishing operations. Read more

Nunavut fishing boats deserve lion’s share of shrimp