Departments & Services

Below is a list of all departments and services within Gesgapegiag.

Fisheries

+1 (418) 759-1303

Galgoasiet Natural Resources

101 Boulevard Perron,

Gesgapegiag, Qc   G0C 1Y1

Fisheries Sector


MISSION STATEMENT   


The mission of the Gesgapegiag Fisheries Department is to facilitate and secure the long-term sustainable development and utilization of our commercial fisheries resources.  Conservation and the use of our resources must constitute our absolute priority in fisheries management in the interest of this generation and those to come.

Gesgapegiag is acutely aware of the fundamentals of the social and economic role played by the fisheries sector in:
•    Generating income for the community;
•    Providing employment for our community;
•    Socio-economic development; and
•    The responsible management of our natural resources.


Our Principles

Within the mandate given to the fisheries department by the Gesgapegiag Band Council, is the development of forging closer and more effective partnerships with training institutions, the private sector and Band Members in order to achieve long-term sustainable results in the fisheries sector.
Our Values

The fisheries department is committed to teamwork, in a spirit of cooperation and openness; fostering a stable and community-oriented cultural environment, respect for differences of opinion and personal trust.  The importance of the Gesgapegiag Band’s full integration and participation in the fishery industry  strives by both the administrative and political bodies of the Gesgapegiag Band.  This integration includes the exploitation and the management of the resources.


Employment


We current employ 48 community members and 9 non-natives under the fisheries in various sector for a total of 57.

Administration            4 employees
Lobster Hut                5 employees
Wholesale                3 employees
Inshore Lobster Fisheries        9 employees
Inshore Private            3 employees
Midshore Fisheries            30 employees
Midshore Replacements        3 employees

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