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.
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.
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.
appreciate your cooperation.