Travaillant Lake Floy-tagging
Principal Investigator: Walker-Larsen, Jennifer (6)
Licence Number: 13475
Organization: Gwich'in Renewable Resource Board
Licenced Year(s): 2003
Issued: Jul 02, 2003
Project Team: Les Harris

Objective(s): Travaillant Lake is the largest lake in the Gwich'in Settlement Area and is an important area for fish and wildlife harvesting. However, little is known about the fish populations in the lake and it is unclear whether the fish are landlocked or migratory. There is significant potential for development activities near the lake (proposed gas pipeline, transportation corridor) that may affect the lake and the fish. It is important to start gathering information so we can effectively predict and mitigate impacts of these activities. Fish were captured and tagged in the summer of 2002. In 2003, the field team will tag more fish and try to recapture previously tagged fish. The return of tags and fish harvest location information over the following years will provide fish movement information that will help determine whether fish populations in the lake system are migratory or land-locked. This information will provide us with a starting point for future studies.