Nunavut Fisheries Association (NFA) is a not for profit corporation established to present a united voice for Nunavut’s commercial fishing industry to stakeholders and the public at the territorial and federal levels. NFA also supports fisheries and ecosystem science and research activities in the Eastern Arctic, working collaboratively with stakeholders and conducting its own annual research program, all in support of sustainable fisheries development in the north.
The NFA’s current membership consists of four Inuit owned companies which hold 100% of the commercial allocations of Greenland halibut (turbot) and shrimp managed through the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board.
“Partnership with the AEC is an opportunity for us to further our goals on sustainable resource development, primarily for the benefit of the Inuit of the north and to have an active voice in the future of our territory and the broader arctic region. We are excited to collaborate and contribute to economic development in the Arctic with other Arctic businesses and nations,” comments Lootie Toomasie, Chair of the Nunavut Fisheries Association. Mr. Toomasie continues: “NFA is very interested in supporting sustainable Arctic economic and business development and our members are looking forward to joining the AEC Working groups on Investments and Infrastructure and Responsible Resource Development. “