Broad whitefish tagging project

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: biology, fish, wildlife management, fish population, whitefish, fish mortality, fish movements

Principal Investigator: Babaluk, John (4)
Licence Number: 12471
Organization: Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Licenced Year(s): 1993 1992
Issued: Jan 01, 1993
Project Team: R. Wastle, M. Treble

Objective(s): To tag broad whitefish in the Mackenzie River Delta to determine stock contribution as well as fish growth, movement, survival and population; to train local residents in the methods and techniques of tagging fish so that they will be able to conduct future tagging programs.

Project Description: The researchers will tag broad whitefish in the Mackenzie River Delta in the vicinity of Horseshoe Bend. During this season, fish are moving to areas further upstream. Tagging will provide information about the movements, growth, survival and numbers of whitefish and will contribute to their management. Local residents will take part in a training program on the methods of tagging fish.