Hunting, Fishing and Trapping

Nunavik has a worldwide reputation for sport hunting and fishing.  It is essential when you visit, that you help us respect the environment and the inhabitants way of life, and that you comply with sport hunting and fishing local regulations at all times.

Local Landholding Corporations and government valid permits for sport hunting and fishing are mandatory.  Related fees for permits, rules and regulations may vary from one community to another.  For general inquiry and for local Landholding Corporations' valid permits, please use the contact information in each of the local LHC pages under the Nunavik LHC Menu.

Rights and Powers over Category I Lands

Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Rights

Inuit have the exclusive right to hunt and fish in Category I and II lands.

That is a right granted to the Inuit by the JBNQA and the Act respecting hunting and fishing
rights in the James Bay and New Quebec territories (Q.R.S. c. D-13.1)

Non-beneficiaries non-residents may access Category I lands, but are not allowed to exercise
sport hunting or fishing activities on land designated as category I unless the concerned
landholding corporation specifically and formally authorizes their sport activities.

The corporation may attach conditions and fees to its authorization.

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Outfitting Camps

The Inuit have the exclusive right to operate outfitting camps within Category I and II lands.

Non-natives (and Natives) may obtain the right to operate an outfitting camp in Category I and II
lands if they do obtain the formal consent of the interested landholding corporation, which
means a written authorization issued in the format of a resolution.

In practice, Inuit control all new camps within Category I and II lands, non-native being involved
in partnerships in which they never own more than 49% of the shares.

The establishment of an outfitting camp within Category I and II land must always receive the
formal authorization of the landholding corporation, even when the outfitting camp is 100 %
owned by an Inuit beneficiary of the JBNQA. Outfitting permits will not be issued by the FAPAQ
unless a formal resolution authorizing the operation of such an outfitting facility has been duly
approved by the corporation.

Commercial Hunting and Fishing Rights

As of rule established by the JBNQA, no commercial fisheries or commercial hunting can be
operated within Category I and II lands without the formal consent of the concerned landholding
corporation.

Rights and Powers over Category 2 Lands

Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Rights

Inuit have exclusive rights within Category II lands, namely the rights of exclusively hunt, fish
and trap on those lands, along with other rights arising from section 24 of the JBNQA.

Non-beneficiaries may access Category II lands, but are not allowed to exercise sport hunting or
fishing activities on categorized II lands unless the concerned landholding corporation
specifically authorizes their sport activities. The corporation may attach conditions and fees to
its authorization.

Outfitting Camps

(same content as for Cat. I lands)

Commercial Hunting and Fishing Rights

(same content as for Cat. I lands)

 

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