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EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Closure of Dolphin Union Caribou harvest in Cambridge Bay

20 May 2021

Public Service Announcement

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY Closure of Dolphin Union Caribou harvest in Cambridge Bay

The Dolphin Union Caribou 2020-2021 harvest in Cambridge Bay is closed effective immediately. No further harvesting is allowed.

The community’s allocation of 75 caribou from the Total Allowable Harvest (TAH) for 2020-2021 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 Dolphin Union Caribou during the 2020-2021 season is in violation of the Nunavut Wildlife Act. Violations will be investigated and may lead to enforcement action.

The TAH was established by the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board to support the recovery of the Dolphin Union 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:

Casey Lessard
Manager of Communications, Education and Outreach
Department of Environment
867-975-7761
clessard3@gov.nu.ca