Minister Prentice Announces Reappointment to The Nunavut Wildlife Management Board

by NationTalk on May 14, 20071035 Views

OTTAWA (May 14, 2007) – The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, today announced the reappointment of Mr. Robert Moshenko as member of the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board (NWMB) for a four year term. Mr. Moshenko, who has worked in fisheries management as a biologist and program manager, brings over 30 years of experience to his new role.“Mr. Moshenko has made many distinguished contributions to his field over the course of his career,” said Minister Prentice. “We are proud that he will continue to serve as member of the NWMB, and look forward to his future achievements.”

With previous positions in coordination, facilitation and advisory capacities, Mr. Moshenko’s most notable contributions include the administration of the stock assessment program for fisheries in the Northwest Territories from 1978 to 1997. He also coordinated the development of fishery management plans for several Northwest Territories fisheries in co-operation with wildlife management boards.

The NWMB is responsible for wildlife management and regulates access to wildlife in the Nunavut Settlement Area, a region of 1.9 million square kilometres that includes about 43 per cent of the country’s ocean coastline and the 12-mile territorial sea closest to Nunavut.

The NWMB is composed of nine members, including: four representatives of Inuit organizations, four representatives of the governments of Nunavut and Canada, and the Chair. Members are nominated by Inuit organizations or by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Members are appointed by the Governor-in-Council on the recommendation of the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.

For further information please contact:

Minister’s Office
Deirdra McCracken
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Jim Prentice
819-997-0002

Media Relations
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
819-953-1160

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