– 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!
Solomon went fishing for the first time when he was 12 years old. His grandfather took him out to teach him how to catch Arctic char through the thick ice of Naujaat’s winter lakes. Solomon’s grandmother taught him the importance of sharing a portion of everything he catches with elders in the community. Now, Solomon takes great pride in sharing the knowledge he received from his grandfather and the values he received from his grandmother with his son.
Sometimes other responsibilities get in the way of fishing: Solomon was the Mayor of Naujaat for six years and he also runs a successful outfitting business that serves film crews, photographers, and other outdoor enthusiasts. But getting out fishing is always on his mind.
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.
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.