Inuvialuit Final Agreement, which is now part of the Canadian
Constitution, sets out the terms of the contract between the Committee for
Original Peoples Entitlement, representing the Inuvialuit of the Inuvialuit
Settlement Region, and the Government of Canada, representing all citizens of Canada.
As outlined in that Agreement, the Fisheries
Joint Management Committee was established to provide advice to the Inuvialuit and
the Department of Fisheries and Oceans on fishery management and related issues within the
Inuvialuit Settlement Region. The Fisheries Joint Management Committee works closely with
government agencies, renewable resource user groups, and resource councils and committees
established under the Agreement, as well as with other land claim groups
on a variety of
activities and programs.
The purpose of this site is to provide
readily accessible and current information on the operations of the FJMC.