Harvesting Commercial Char in Qikiqtarjuaq
In the winter of 2013, Qikiqtarjuaq fishermen supplied Kivalliq Arctic Foods with 29,467 lbs of ice-caught char. The char from this fishery is of high quality and processed into different products to be sold in Nunavut, to Nunavummiut.
According to Todd Johnson of Kivalliq Arctic Foods, the value of this fishery is immense. “This fishery provides employment for fishermen during a normally slower time of the year but it also provides nutritious, traditional food to the Nunavut marketplace.”
2013 ᐅᑭᐅᖓᓂ, ᕿᑭᖅᑕᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥᑦ ᐃᖃᓪᓕᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᓂᖀᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ 29,467-ᓂᒃ ᐅᖁᒪᐃᓐᓂᓕᖕᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂᒃ. ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ ᑕᐅᕙᙵᑦ ᐃᕿᐊᓇᐃᓐᓂᖅᐹᖑᖃᑕᐅᕗᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᓕᕆᔪᒃᑰᖅᑕᐅᓲᖑᑎᒡᓗ ᓂᐅᕐᕈᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕕᖕᒥᐅᓄᓪᓗ.
ᑖᑦ ᔭᓐᓴᓐ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥᑦ ᓂᕿᓕᕆᔨᑯᖏᓐᓂᙶᖅᑑᑉ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖏᑎᒍᑦ, ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑖᕆᓯᒪᔭᖓᑦ ᐊᖏᕗᖅ: “ᐃᖃᓗᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᕗᑦ ᐃᖃᓪᓕᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᓱᒃᑲᐃᑦᑑᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᕐᕋᐅᒎᑉ ᐃᓚᖓᓐᓂᒃ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓂᕿᑦᑎᐊᕙᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᓄᑦ.”