GNWT announces expansion on Great Slave fish production

Yellowknife River Photo Credit Brandon Maher

The GNWT is making an attempt to bring back commercial fishery in Great Slave Lake.

Minister of ITI Wally Schumann made the announcement in Hay River.

“To start off, the framework has four strategic goals. The first one is to increase production on the lake, and then increasing and processing in the NWT, growing the NWT (fisheries) market, and accessing export markets.”

The GNWT is investing one point four million dollars towards the project.

Schumann is adamant that arsenic will not be a factor with increased production.

The long term goal is to increase the amount of fish produced by one point three million kilograms each year by 2021.

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