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EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Closure of Baffin Island Caribou harvest

25 February 2020


Public Service Announcement

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
Closure of Baffin Island Caribou harvest

The Baffin Island Caribou 2019-2020 harvest is closed effective immediately. No further harvesting is allowed.

The Total Allowable Harvest (TAH) of 250 caribou established by the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board for 2019-2020 has been reached. Any remaining tags are immediately void and are to be returned to the local Wildlife Office or Hunters and Trappers Organization.

Any additional harvesting of the Baffin Island Caribou during the 2019-2020 season is in violation of the Nunavut Wildlife Act. Violations will be investigated and may lead to enforcement action.

The TAH was established to support the recovery of the Baffin Island Caribou population, and is a critical piece in the co-management efforts to allow the herd to recover and provide harvesting opportunities for future generations.

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Media Contact:

Josh Long
Manager of Communications, Education and Outreach
Department of Environment
867-975-7761
jlong1@gov.nu.ca