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Public Registry - Consultation Rules & Procedures

Harvest Limits

Section 12.5 of the GCLCA states that the Board may limit the quantity of the harvest by the Gwich’in and outlines the procedures to do so.  GRRB will set the Gwich’in Minimum Needs Level for a species or population of wildlife according to the calculation in s.12.5.8 of the GCLCA and using the Gwich’in Harvest Study data.  The Board may also establish and adjust a Gwich’in Needs Level (GNL - a portion or all of the total allowable harvest).  The Board may establish, modify or remove total allowable harvest levels from time to time in the GSA, if required for conservation. These limits will require consultation with the Gwich’in and the federal and territorial governments. The establishment of a Total Allowable Harvest (TAH) will require a formal public hearing in addition to informal consultation with Gwich’in organizations and government.

 

Gwich’in Minimum Needs Level

Consultation Summary template

CONSULTATION ACTIVITY
POLICY
REFERENCE
CONSULTATION DOCUMENTS/NOTES
Step 1. GRRB calculates the Gwich’in Minimum Needs Level according to formula in s.12.5.8 of GCLCA, and provides the calculations and all assumptions used to RRCs and to relevant government departments with a minimum of 30 days for comment to ensure that the appropriate information has been used. s. 5.2.1

Step 2. After commentary period, the GRRB shall set the Gwich’in Minimum Needs Level. s. 5.2.1  

Step 3. GRRB will post a summary of the consultation process on its Public Registry and provide a copy to all institutions involved within 45 days of setting the Gwich’in Minimum Needs Level.

s. 5.2.5  

 

Setting a Total Allowable Harvest and Gwich’in Needs Level

Consultation Summary template

CONSULTATION ACTIVITY
POLICY
REFERENCE
CONSULTATION DOCUMENTS/NOTES
Step 1. The GRRB prepares for a public hearing by first consulting with RRCs and GTC about the proposed Gwich’in Needs Level. s. 5.2.2

Step 2. GRRB sends the proposed Gwich’in Needs Level to RRCs, GTC and government to comment within 90 days on the proposed harvest allocation, unless circumstances require a shorter time. s. 5.2.2  

Step 3. GRRB consults with all stakeholders by holding a Public Hearing (see GRRB Rules for Public Hearings), on conservation requirements, the Gwich’in Needs Level and the Total Allowable Harvest.

s. 5.2.3  
Step 4. GRRB provides the proposed harvest plan through its Public Registry, providing third parties and the public with at least 60 days’ final notice prior to formal consideration for adoption by the Board. s. 5.2.4

 

 

 


 

Adjusting a Total Allowable Harvest and Gwich’in Needs Level

(i.e. the Total Allowable Harvest has been set within the previous two years)

Consultation Summary template

CONSULTATION ACTIVITY
POLICY
REFERENCE
CONSULTATION DOCUMENTS/NOTES
Step 1. GRRB sends the proposed Total Allowable Harvest and/or Gwich’in Needs Level adjustment to RRCs, GTC and government to comment within 90 days on the proposed harvest allocation, unless circumstances require a shorter time. s. 5.2.2

Step 2. The proposed harvest plan is made available through the GRRB Public Registry, providing third parties and the public with at least 60 days final notice prior to formal consideration for adoption by the Board. s. 5.2.4  

Step 3. GRRB will post a summary of the consultation process on its Public Registry and provide a copy to all institutions involved within 45 days of setting the Gwich’in Minimum Needs Level.

s. 5.2.5  

 

 

 
 
 

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