Sustainability

Continually Improving Our Fishing Practices

Baffin Fisheries fully supports new technologies and scientific research that minimize fisheries impact. BFC works very closely with industry stakeholders and regulatory agencies to continuously develop conservation and sustainable policies for the long-term benefit of all Nunavut residents, while fully respecting Inuit harvesting rights and priorities. BFC’s goal is a sustainable fishery, that will benefit generations of Nunavut residents into the future. This always requires an active hand in stewardship.

BFC has taken steps to continuously improve fishing practices. We follow industry regulated policy and procedure. Our seasonal fishing plan is developed around sensitive marine cycles and we use trawl monitoring technology to minimize environmental impact. We strongly support the certification of our shrimp and turbot fisheries by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).

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Quality Control

Tracking & Control from Sea to Customer

At Baffin Fisheries superior quality is integral to everything we do.  We operate under best-practice management and oversight systems to ensure all products are consistently harvested, processed and packaged to the highest quality standards, and that our products are tracked from sea to customer. Our processing-at-sea vessels, Arluk II- Reg # 0066, Inuksuk I- reg # 0049 and Sivulliq- Reg # 6002, harvest from the pristine cold waters of Arctic Canada’s North West Atlantic ocean. Each vessel is under its own dedicated Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), Quality Management Plan (QMP), as governed by the laws of Canada; Fish Inspection Act & Safe food for Canadians Act. Regulatory compliance of the QMP is maintained through oversight by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), a Canadian national inspection and enforcement body.

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Certifications

Our certifications ensure that our crews stay safe and that the products we handle are managed as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

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COVID-19 Update

The health and safety of our employees, communities, and products remain our top priority at Baffin Fisheries. We are taking significant precautionary measures and implementing new policies and procedures to stay safe during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Learn more by clicking the links below.

COVID-19 Update

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