I have validated my GNWT Sport Fishing Licence for the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR), do I still need to register here?
The GNWT Sport Fishing Licence validation and the ISR Sport Fishing Registry are entirely separate processes. This registry serves the co-management boards and Hunters and Trappers Committees (HTCs) of the ISR, established under the Inuvialuit Final Agreement (1984).
Even if you do not plan to fish on Inuvialuit Private Lands, we strongly encourage you to register here on the ISR Sport Fishing Registry.
Why should I register my fishing plans on the ISR Sport Fishing Registry?
Even if you do not plan to fish on Inuvialuit Private Lands within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, we strongly encourage you to register your plans to fish and have your registration validated (signed) by the resource staff at the local HTC office where you plan to fish. If possible, please provide the HTC with your fishing plans about 1 month in advance, to be considered at their regular monthly board meeting.
We appreciate your cooperation.
Are there other special fishing restrictions or guidelines that I should be aware of?
Other special fishing restrictions and guidelines for the ISR are listed here.
What do I do if I catch a fish with a tag?
Fish are tagged to help fish managers learn about the distribution, movements, relative abundance, and growth rates of fish. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) award anglers who provide information about tagged fish. If you catch a tagged fish, write down the tag colour and number, the species, location where it was caught, length, weight, sex (if you can determine it) and the lure used to catch it. Please also call the number below at DFO Inuvik to see if more information is required and let them know that this tag has been caught.
Mail in this info along with the tag to:
Fisheries Management Biologist, DFO Inuvik
PO Box 1871
What is the FJMC?
The Fisheries Joint Management Committee (FJMC) is the co-management body established under the Inuvialuit Final Agreement (1984), to assist Canada and the Inuvialuit in the administration of rights and obligations related to the management of fisheries in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR). This registry helps gather information on recreational fisheries in the ISR, which supports the committee to make more informed decisions for the good of the fish and fisheries.
For more information on the FJMC, please visit our website: FJMC