Stop in Clyde River provides insight into Inuit life

With a simple stick and line, two 14-year-old Inuit boys are able to reel in sculpin, a spiny fish, off the main dock of the harbour in Clyde River, Nunavut, but had never considered it as a career.

That might be because there are no commercial fisheries in this remote village of about 800 people, located 600 kilometres north of Iqaluit, but that may change in the near future, says Stephen Fields.

The research communications writer is part of a team working to establish sustainable fisheries that will bring much-needed job opportunities to northern communities starved for development.

Fields is blogging about his experiences in Canada’s far north; read his latest post.