Arctic Cisco Migrations and Life History

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: biology, fish, cisco, fish population, fish migration, species distribution, over-wintering areas

Principal Investigator: Bond, W.A. (3)
Licence Number: 11094
Organization: Freshwater Institute, Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Licenced Year(s): 1991 1990 1989
Issued: Jan 01, 1991
Project Team: 2 DFO staff; 4 students

Objective(s): To determine whether major rearing/overwintering of juvenile Arctic cisco from the Mackenzie River occurs east of the Mackenzie Delta; to identify specific areas to the east of the Mackenzie Delta that may be critical to the maintenance of Mackenzie River Arctic cisco stocks; to quantify the significance of such eastern locations to Mackenzie River populations; to enhance DFO's database relation to the distribution and life histories of other Arctic anadromous and marine fish species;

Project Description: Since 1989 the Department of Fisheries and Oceans have conducted trap netting studies to monitor fish movements in Wood Bay near the mouth of the Anderson River. This is the last year of this study. They will examine the movements of the Arctic cisco within Liverpool Bay.