This document contains the final decisions and reply of the Ɂehdzo Got’ı̨nę Gots’ę́ Nákedı (Sahtú Renewable Resources Board – SRRB) to a September 26, 2016 letter from the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR). In the September 26 letter, the Minister responded to the Ɂekwę́ hé Dene Ts’ı̨lı̨ - Sustaining Relationships: Final Report on the Sahtú Bluenose East Ɂekwę́ Hearing 2016 (the “BNE Report”) released by the SRRB on July 28, 2016.
In these SRRB final decisions and recommendations which reply to the Minister’s response, the SRRB groups its comments by themes. These themes capture the key areas where the Minister has suggested that the SRRB’s decisions and recommendations be varied:In these SRRB final decisions and recommendations which reply to the Minister’s response, the SRRB groups its comments by themes. These themes capture the key areas where the Minister has suggested that the SRRB’s decisions and recommendations be varied:
- Conservation Approach (including harvest rates and male/female ratio for harvesting) – related to SRRB Decisions 7, 10, 11, 14, 15, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 30, 32, 33, 34, 37, 39
- Cross-Regional Coordination – related to SRRB decisions 22, 26, 36 primarily; also related to SRRB Decisions 15, 25, 30 and 33
- Herd Status – related to SRRB decisions 2, 4, 5
- Research Needs – related to SRRB decisions 1, 3, 6, 16, 20, 35
- Policy Reform – related to SRRB decisions 17, 19, 21, 22, 29, 31, 36, 38
- Funding – related to SRRB decision 12 as well as research and policy decisions
- Youth and Education – related to SRRB decisions 8, 9 13
Included with this document are a summary of actions (Appendix A) and a proposed workplan with timelines (Appendix B). The overall objective of the SRRB is to support the potential success of the Délı̨nę plan as a model for community conservation planning. The SRRB also, in these final decisions and recommendations, prioritizes the need for the inter-regional user dialogue needed in order to protect the institutional space for the Délı̨nę plan to be piloted.
A complete archive from the 2016 Public Hearing can be found here.