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JANUARY 20-22, 2010 WORKSHOP ON MIGRATORY CARIBOU IN THE QUÉBEC-LABRADOR PENINSULA

The Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Coordinating Committee (HFTCC) played a key role in drafting the Northern Quebec Caribou Management Plan that expires in 2010. The Committee is currently working towards formulating recommendations to the responsible Québec Minister for a new plan.

Given that the management of the migratory caribou populations of the Québec-Labrador Peninsula is a concern shared by several parties in both Québec and Newfoundland and Labrador, the workshop organised under the auspices of the HFTCC was attended by participants from both Québec and Newfoundland and Labrador, including Native people, wildlife managers from Native and non-Native governments, representatives of the tourism, research and industry sectors.

The main themes addressed were the historical and current knowledge on the caribou populations in question, socio-economic considerations (hunting, development), research priorities, and the integration of Aboriginal environmental knowledge into management systems.