Absolutely. Particularly for caribou, which is, in some areas, the most harvested species, we monitor those populations very closely. This year we'll be spending over $1 million doing wildlife population studies on caribou to see how those populations are doing. We take an adaptive management approach, through which we monitor populations, we see how they're doing, and then we adjust harvesting accordingly. We do have a set of priorities for those restrictions on harvesting whereby aboriginal rights holders' rights to harvest are protected and they are the last to be restricted. Commercial harvest is affected first, followed by resident harvest, followed by aboriginal harvest.
On May 7th, 2015. See this statement in context.