– Meet The People Who Catch Your Fish –
When you purchase Arctic char through Lake to Plate, you’re supporting the livelihoods of skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced Inuit fishermen in a powerful way: 100% of the profits from sales go to the fishermen who catch your fish. Read on and meet the fishermen participating in Lake to Plate!
Darryl is a professional harvester who makes a living off of the land around Naujaat. He loves both hunting and fishing (and is an avid Leafs fan) and has been going out on the land since he was a young boy. The income Darryl earns through Lake to Plate allows him to cover the costs of harvesting and provide fish and other nutritious country food to his family, friends, and the wider community in Naujaat.
Luura (Laurent) Kringayark
Luura has memories of his grandparents departing for fishing trips by dog sled when he was a young boy. He spent most of his youth at an outpost camp near Lake Itirjuk.
When Luura goes fishing these days, he goes out alone and punches a hole in the ice by hand with a steel chisel, even when the ice is more than five feet thick! Luura loves fishing and catching healthy, delicious Arctic char for relatives that are no longer able to get out on the land themselves.
Luura always carries a camera on his fishing trips so that he can capture Nunavut’s striking natural beauty and share it with others.
Tommy Aiyout is a skilled and active hunter living in Taloyoak, Nunavut. As a former mayor and current council member, Tommy works to contribute to the well-being of his community in addition to spending time on the land harvesting traditional Inuit foods for his extended family. As a member of the Canadian Rangers, he is seemingly impervious to the cold. His expertise in guiding, scouting, and wilderness survival supports search and rescue, surveillance, and patrol operations in the Canadian Arctic. Equally importantly he helps train future generations – including his own children and grandchildren – how to survive and thrive in the Arctic.