Sable and Two-Rock Lake Fish-Out
Principal Investigator: Armstrong, Allison (4)
Licence Number: 13228
Organization: BHP Diamonds Inc.
Licenced Year(s): 2002 2001
Issued: Jul 16, 2001
Project Team: Andrew Hammond, Jerry Atatahak, Craig Thomas

Objective(s): The objective of the study is to meet requirements of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The collection of scientific information in advance of the destruction of these two lakes is considered an important activity by DFO.

Project Description: The objective of the fish-out is to provide scientifically defensible data to: (1) quantify fish production, fish habitat and productivity of the intermediate trophic levels (primary and secondary producers); (2) establish linkages between fish habitat and fish productivity in Sable and Two-Rock Lakes; (3) establish a reference database through which comparisons among lakes can be conducted; and (4) verify preliminary sampling program data on fish abundance and community structure with a complete fish census. Fish suitable for human consumption will be provided to aboriginal communities, while fish unsuitable for human consumption will be provided to dog teams in Yellowknife.