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​Lake whitefish from Hay River, a fishing tale that began in 1892

Stacy Linington, President of the Northwest Territories Fishermen's Federation, explains the process of exporting lake whitefish and maintaining an industry that is sustainable for generations to come.

A Canadian export that is loved around the world.

Stacy Linington, President of the Northwest Territories Fishermen's Federation, explains the process of exporting lake whitefish and maintaining an industry that is sustainable for generations to come. 3:05

Fishing for lake whitefish has been a part of the Northwest Territories' history since well before trading posts were established on the shores of Great Slave Lake.

Today there is a strong exporting business run out of a lake-side town called Hay River.

Ninety percent of its fishermen are First Nations decent.

Twenty-two million pounds of lake whitefish were caught in Canadian lakes in 2016.

Stacy Linington, President of the Northwest Territories Fishermen's Federation, talks to chef Ricardo Larrivée about the process of exporting lake whitefish and maintaining an industry that is sustainable for generations to come.

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