Shoal Habitat Utilization Study
Principal Investigator: Morrison, Scott (4)
Licence Number: 13729
Organization: Diavik Diamond Mines Inc.
Licenced Year(s): 2007 2006 2005 2004
Issued: Oct 01, 2004
Project Team: Diavik Dia

Objective(s): As stated in the DFO Authorization, Diavik Diamond Mines Inc. was authorized to conduct a Fish Habitat Utilization Study prior to in-lake dike construction, including the requirement to develop and conduct an annual monitoring program for habitat use in and around the mine. The major objectives of the 2004 study are; 1) to provide annual documentation of shoal habitat use by lake trout in the vicinity of the mine site; and 2) to ground truth hydroacoustic equipment by capturing fish to identify species, collect life history data, tag, and then release.