A Load of In-Shore Turbot
Pangnirtung fishermen had their hands, and nets, full this past winter when they fished 736,000 lbs of turbot. Pangnirtung Fisheries processed the turbot caught by 60-70 fishermen over three months.
The employment from that fishery is estimated to be worth approximately $1 million. Further employment opportunities occur at Pangnirtung Fisheries which processes the turbot (and arctic char, during the summer).
Test fisheries indicate that a summer inshore Cumberland Sound turbot fishery may be feasible for Pangnirtung. If that occurs it will mean more employment and economic benefits to the community.