The Listuguj Mi'gmaq Government and the Fisheries Sector are extremely...
The Fisheries sector of Natural Resources is an important element for Listuguj, both culturally and economically. Since the Marshall ruling in 1999, the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government has been engaged in exercising its Aboriginal treaty rights by commercially fishing Snow Crab, Shrimp, Lobster, Mussels, Turbot, and Cod, with the use of communal fishing licenses.
The Fisheries directly employs Listuguj community members and profits from fisheries are diverted to underfunded programs, including employability initiatives, preservation of our language, and subsidies to post-secondary education. Listuguj Fisheries is committed to working with the community at all levels including training, employment, and policy development. Listugujawaq are committed to managing and exercising our rights-based fishery in an efficient, fair, responsible, and sustainable manner. Our governance structure is built upon community input and will ensure accountability and transparency.
Our fishery’s fundamental focus is to harness the skills and commitment of Listuguj fishers and the responsible use of the Listuguj-owned fishing fleet to maximize employment while ensuring profitability.
In the same vein as our newsletters and public meetings, the purpose of this website is to keep you informed about Listuguj Fisheries. Your continued support and participation is vital to our long-term success as a strong, viable, community-driven fishery. Thank you!