As part of the field work, Kourantidou looked at factors that have been choking off the communities’ access to fishing grounds. This includes a lack of harvesting rights and resources to work the local fisheries (e.g. The region’s colonial legacy often thwarts the current generation’s ability to capture the social and economic benefits of their adjacent marine resources. “But today, the Labrador Inuit feel way less empowered, owing to marine resource governance challenges and lack of sovereignty and control in managing marine resources. The hardships of living in this Arctic region are clear, and have prompted some short-term strategies to improve access to nutritious, protein-rich food.