An Indigenous group in Labrador is calling on the federal government to suspend the commercial capelin fishery.
The latest stock assessment shows the fish are smaller and are arriving later. Federal scientists released the latest stock assessment a week ago, and they’re not optimistic about the biomass this year.
The NunatuKavut Community Council, which represents about 6,000 southern Inuit, says capelin have played an important role in their culture, history and economy for generations. They want the species to be protected now and for the future.