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    Call for Proposals: ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting

    Abstracts are now being accepted for presentations and e-poster presentations for ArcticNet’s Annual Scientific Meeting taking place virtually from December 6-10, 2021.

    Investment in Qikiqtarjuaq Deep-Water Port Announced

    The Government of Canada has announcement an investment of more than $40 million for the construction of a new deep-water port in Qikiqtarjuaq, providing a new option for offloading fishing vessels in Nunavut. Looking ahead, the port would also service local resupply goods and could further benefit other users, such as tourism vessels.

    2021 Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan Released

    The Nunavut Planning Commission has released the 2021 Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan and supporting Options and Recommendations document. Written submissions on the 2021 DNLUP are requested to be filed by September 30, 2021.

    Opportunity for Input: Low Impact Shipping Corridors

    The Government of Canada is seeking input on the Low Impact Shipping Corridors. Under the Oceans Protection Plan, the Northern Low-Impact Shipping Corridors (Corridors) initiative is co-led by the Canadian Coast Guard, Transport Canada, and Canadian Hydrographic Service.

    Nunavut Marine Council Feedback on the Government of Canada’s Blue Economy Strategy

    The Nunavut Marine Council has provided feedback on the Blue Economy Strategy Engagement Paper. The letter to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Coast Guard is available under the Documents tab.

    Call for proposals: IMPAC5

    The 5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress
    (IMPAC5) is seeking quality proposal submissions from a broad spectrum of marine protected area practitioners, stakeholders, institutions, governments and organizations, Indigenous peoples, individuals and young professionals. Proposals for a variety of in-person and virtual formats that align with IMPAC5’s themes and streams will be considered.

    Arctic Council Ministerial Deliverables Published

    The 12th Ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council marks the end of the two-year Icelandic Chairmanship term. It provided an opportunity to review and approve the Council’s activities and accomplishments under the Icelandic Chairmanship. It also saw the Russian Federation assume the role of chairing the Arctic Council for the next two years. Deliverables of the Icelandic Chairmanship are available here.

    Arctic Shipping Status Report Published

    The Arctic Council’s Working Group on the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) today issued its third Arctic Shipping Status Report – Shipping in the Northwest Passage: Comparing 2013 to 2019.

    Opportunity for Input: Low Impact Shipping Corridors

    The Government of Canada is seeking input on the Low Impact Shipping Corridors. Under the Oceans Protection Plan, the Northern Low-Impact Shipping Corridors (Corridors) initiative is co-led by the Canadian Coast Guard, Transport Canada, and Canadian Hydrographic Service. The Corridors initiative seeks to minimize potential effects of shipping on wildlife, respect culturally and ecologically sensitive areas, enhance marine navigation safety, and guide investments in the North.

    NMC Logo Contest Launched

    The Nunavut Marine Council (NMC) is excited to launch a contest for Nunavummiut interested in creating a logo that captures elements of marine conservation and marine shipping – the focus of our work. Entries can be submitted to info@nunavutmarinecouncil.ca, by mail, or by fax.