Sahtu Settlement Harvest Study

Regions: Sahtu Settlement Area

Tags: fish, wildlife, resource management, harvest sustainability, Sahtu

Principal Investigator: Bayha, Janet (5)
Licence Number: 13657
Organization: Sahtu Renewable Resources Board
Licenced Year(s): 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1998
Issued: Jun 16, 2004
Project Team: Jody Snort

Objective(s): The Sahtu Settlement Harvest Study is an important project required under the Sahtu Land Claim Agreement (1993). The Sahtu Renewable Resource Board (a co-management board set up under the Claim), is responsible for conducting this project. The Study began as a 5-year project (1998-2003) in the five Sahtu Settlement communities to count the numbers of fish and wildlife harvested by Sahtu Dene and Metis. This Study is being continued in 2004 and 2005. Each month, in each community, a local interviewer collects harvest information in their community through a brief face-to-face interview. The Board uses the information from the Study to establish the minimum needs of Sahtu Dene and Metis, and as a tool in natural resource management in the Sahtu.