Harvest of Migratory Birds in Area 12-E

Notice to Labrador Inuit ordinarily resident in Labrador outside the Labrador Inuit Settlement Area (LISA) regarding the spring Harvest of Migratory Birds in Area 12-E (Upper Lake Melville)

Under the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement  Inuit ordinarily resident in Labrador outside the LISA were entitled to hunt Migratory Birds during the springtime in Area 12-E (Upper Lake Melville). This entitlement was in effect for a nine-year period from December 1st, 2005 to November 30th, 2014.

The Nunatsiavut Government has had extensive discussions with Environment Canada in an attempt to negotiate an extension, but we have been unsuccessful in getting agreement to extend these rights past December 2014.

The Nunatsiavut Government wishes to inform Labrador Inuit ordinarily resident in Labrador outside LISA that they no longer have special rights to harvest Migratory Birds in Area 12-E (Upper Lake Melville). Beneficiaries will continue to be able to hunt Migratory Birds in this area, but will be subject to the same laws regulating this hunt that apply generally to all residents of the province including open and closed seasons, bag limits, firearms and ammunition restrictions, etc.

For further information, please contact your local Nunatsiavut Government Conservation Officer or our Wildlife Manager at 709-479-1043.