ISSF: Small-scale Fishery Profile - Miawpukek First Nations Fishery, Newfoundland

SSF Profile

Miawpukek First Nations Fishery, Newfoundland | 1995 - 2016
Fishery name Miawpukek First Nations Fishery, Newfoundland
SSF Defined? Not explicitly
SSF Definition (if applicable) "Spatially limited, smaller scale fisheries around the world involve aboriginal people. Such fisheries range from subsistence food fisheries that involve sale and barter to more commercial forms utilizing modern boats and technology of fairly modest size. Aboriginal fisheries have increasingly become formalized, and attendant rights legally entrenched in Canada and elsewhere by constitutional protection through treaty rights ..."
Data time frame 1995 - 2016
Contributor ck.penney ( )
Contribution date 10/29/2019
Geographic Scope
Local Conne River, Newfoundland ( Miawpukek) Rural, developed Canada
Main Characteristics
Name Value Units
SSF type(s): Indigenous
Ecosystem type(s): Marine
Ecosystem detailed type(s): Coastal
Term(s) used to refer to SSF: Coastal
Other: First Nations
Main gear type(s): Falling gear (cast nets)
Hooks and lines
Recreational fishing gear
Other: Fyke Nets / Eel Pots
Main SSF vessel type(s): Wooden
Un-decked/open (with or without inboard engine)
Other: Longliners - 8 Vessels
Average length of SSF vessel: 16 Metres
Typical engine size (HP): 450 Horsepower
Typical number of crew: 5 Crew members
Number of day fishing per year: 151 Days per year fishing
Total number of SS fishers: 46 Fishers
Percent of SS fishers full-time: 7 Percent
Percent of SS fishers women: 1 Percent
Total number of households in the location: 320 Households
Percent of households participating in SSF: Percent
Percent of household income from SSF (harvest and post-harvest: 6 Percent
Post-harvest activity(ies) in the location: Processing (cooking, drying, salting, smoking, etc.)
Percent of women in post-harvest: Percent
Percent of children in post-harvest: Percent
Percent of total income or GDP in the location coming from SSF: Percent
Other non-fishing livelihood activities SS fishing people participate in: Small own-business
Tourism-related activities
Wage/hired labour
SSF market and distribution channel(s): Retained for household consumption and given to family/friends - 73 Percent
Sold in local markets - 17 Percent
Sold to outside markets - 10 Percent
Number of years SSF have existed in the location: 10 to 30 years
How are SS fishers regarded by other members of society? Highly (fishers are well recognized for their contributions to the society)
Is fishing considered (by SS fishers) an occupation of last resort? Somewhat
Governance mode(s) in SSF: Co-management/co-governance
Community-based management
Property rights held by SS fishers: Collective/communal
Access held by SS fishers: Not secured
Key rules, regulations, instruments and measures used to manage SSF: License/permit
Quota allocation
Major concerns/issues affecting SSF (which make them vulnerable or threaten their viability: Ecosystem health (resource/environmental degradation, bycatch, destructive fishing practices, etc.)
Social justice (access, rights, fairness, equity, displacement, power, etc.)
Livelihoods (viability, wellbeing, health, etc.)
Food security (availability, accessibility, safety, etc.)
Climate/environmental changes
Other: Government Regulation Issues

Common species name: Atlantic Salmon     Scientific/Latin species name: Salmo salar    Landings (t): None
Common species name: Whelk     Scientific/Latin species name: Buccinum undatum    Landings (t): None
Common species name: Smelt     Scientific/Latin species name: Osmeridae    Landings (t): None
Common species name: Eels     Scientific/Latin species name: Anguilliformes    Landings (t): 30
Common species name: Mackerel     Scientific/Latin species name: Scomber scombrus    Landings (t): None
Common species name: Lobster     Scientific/Latin species name: Nephropidae    Landings (t): None
Netukulimk Fisheries Ltd. Type: Market organization Scope: Local
DFO-NL Type: State/government department Scope: Regional
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