Ian Agawa

Fisher Person

Ian Agawa is a Batchewana commercial fish harvester who started fishing when he was 12 years old. His first fishing experience was setting nets on Lake Superior with his grandfather. Over the years, his Uncle Percy Agawa taught him how to string nets and he learned how to fillet fish from his Aunt Mariam Agawa. Ian believes the land, lakes and other water bodies are for the people of Batchewana to care for, respect, and ensure there is more for the next generation. Ian’s main goal is to grow his own sustainable fishing enterprise and teach his kids so they can take it over. He presently employs two other crew members and their families at various times during the fishing season. Ian is proud to be a Batchewana First Nation member and describes being out on the lake as his second home.

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