Radio tagging of broad whitefish (Coregonus nasus) on the Arctic Red River
Principal Investigator: Chang-Kue, Ken T.J. (2)
Licence Number: 12392
Organization: Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Licenced Year(s): 1993
Issued: Jan 01, 1993
Project Team: E. Jessop, project technician

Objective(s): To track the movements of broad whitefish during spawning migrations to determine routes and timing; to determine spawning and overwintering destinations for these fish. This information will allow more effective protection of the fish resources and critical habitats during current and future development activities in the Mackenzie River Basin region.

Project Description: The field work of this project will involve attaching radio tags or transmitters on 20 broad whitefish at a location approximately 40 km from the mouth of the Arctic Red River. The movements of these whitefish from September to the following June can then be monitored to determine their migration routes, spawning areas and overwintering areas. Data from the radio transmitters is collected by a scanning receiver from a fixed-wing aircraft.