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Fish have always played a key role in the economy of the Inuvialuit. Historically, as well as providing a key food source for the people of the region, fish served as the primary food for the dogs that gave the Inuvialuit their mobility. Today, broad whitefish, cony (inconnu), arctic charr and northern pike continue to be important in subsistence harvests for food, as well as in providing opportunities for modest commercial trade. Fish camps continue to dot the river banks and lake shores of the ISR.  It is not surprising then that as they negotiated their agreement, the Inuvialuit placed great emphasis on ensuring that the fisheries of the region would be managed properly. One component of fisheries management is the management of sport fishing. 

With the signing of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement, the Inuvialuit became the largest private land-owners in Canada. To manage fishing activities on those lands the Agreement called for the FJMC to establish and maintain a public registration system for fishing in waters on private lands (identified as 7(1)(a) and 7(1)(b) lands). This web site represents one part of that process. 

While we would prefer that persons planning to fish on private lands would register that intent at the local HTC office, we know that for a variety of reasons this is not always possible. Therefore we provide this site as an alternate registration method. 

We appreciate your cooperation.

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