Baffin Fisheries announces election of new Board members

IQALUIT, Monday March 1, 2021 – Baffin Fisheries is pleased to announce the election of four new Board representatives by Hunter and Trapper Association (HTA) shareholders in Iqaluit, Pond Inlet, Pangnirtung and Clyde River.

Following the 2020-2021 round of HTA annual general meetings, the following individuals were elected to represent their communities on the Baffin Fisheries Board of Directors.

  • Enookie Inuarak – Mittimatalik HTA
  • Adamee Itorcheak- Amaruq HTA
  • Sandy Kautuq – Nangmautaq HTA
  • Patrick Kilabuk – Pangnirtung HTA

All four representatives are to be sworn in at the next meeting of the Baffin Fisheries Board of Directors, scheduled for March 30, 2021, in Pangnirtung. The new Board members will join six returning members of the Board:

  • David Alexander, Chair, Amaruq HTA
  • Mikijuk Kolola, Secretary Treasurer – Mayukalik HTA
  • Billy Etooangat, Pangnirtung HTA
  • Roger Etuangat, Nangmautaq HTA
  • Maliktoo Lyta – Mayukalik HTA
  • Eric Ootoovak – Mittimatalik HTA

Baffin Fisheries thanks outgoing board members Leo Maktar, Kelly Karpik, Noah Alookie, and Joamie Apak for their contributions and service over the past several years.

About Baffin Fisheries

Baffin Fisheries is jointly owned by five Hunters and Trappers Associations (HTAs) in Nunavut:

Amaruq HTA (Iqaluit), Pangnirtung HTA (Pangnirtung), Mayukalik HTA (Kimmirut), Mittimatalik HTA (Pond Inlet), and Namautaq HTA (Clyde River). Each HTA elects two representatives to sit on the Board of Directors for terms of one, two, or three years.

Fleet

Baffin Fisheries is 100% Inuit-owned. Through its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Niqitaq Fisheries Ltd., Baffin Fisheries owns 100% of its fleet of three factory freezer fishing vessels.

Health, Safety and Environment Statement

Baffin Fisheries considers effective Health, Safety and Environmental (HS&E) Management to be of the utmost importance to its business. The objective of our company HS&E Program is to prevent all workplace accidents, injuries and illness, and to promote health, safety and the protection of the environment in every task undertaken by employees on behalf of the company.

Employee Development

Baffin Fisheries firmly believes that in addition to the revenue generated directly by the harvest of the resource, the training, recruitment, and employment of staff contributes an important benefit to local communities. It is the aim of Baffin Fisheries to have skilled Nunavummiut throughout all levels of operations.

For information about employment opportunities aboard our fishing vessels, please contact

 

Kavavow Mikijuk
[email protected]
867-979-3070

 

For further information about Baffin Fisheries:

 

David Alexander, Chairman Chris Flanagan, CEO
[email protected] [email protected]

 

 

www.baffinfisheries.ca

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