Principal Investigator:Maier, Kris Licenced Year(s):
The objectives of this research project are:
1) to re-assess the anadromous component of the known Vittrekwa River Dolly Varden char population;
2) to investigate & assess other potential suitable Dolly Varden habitat; and
3) to confirm the presence of Dolly Varden char in the Stony Creek watershed.
For the Vittrekwa River the research team plans to construct a fixed weir which will trap se...
Principal Investigator:Evans, Marlene Licenced Year(s):
This study is designed to determine what the levels of contaminants are in char when these fish return from feeding in the ocean in the summer.
This is the fourth year of a study investigating the contaminant levels in sea-run Arctic char as they return from feeding in the ocean. The reason this study is being conducted is to provide communities with more information on the chemical levels in t...
Principal Investigator:Millar, Nathan P Licenced Year(s):
The objectives of the study are to document traditional ecological knowledge of Rat River char. Specifically, the researcher will be asking questions about: catch of char; biology of char (e.g., spawning, migration); fishing practices; fishing at the Rat River fish hole; observations on the land related to char; changes in the environment related to char; char predators - concerns and observations...
Principal Investigator:Evans, Marlene Licenced Year(s):201620152014201320122011201020092008200720062005
This study is looking at the contaminant levels in lake trout and burbot in Great Slave Lake and in arctic char after their return from feeding in the ocean. Twenty burbot and twenty lake trout will be collected from the West Basin of Great Slave Lake by...
Principal Investigator:Ballantyne, James Licenced Year(s):
The project will develop new, improved lines of arctic charr for the aquaculture industry by sampling arctic charr from sites throughout the Canadian arctic, characterizing the charr physiologically and genetically, and selectively breeding for traits desirable for hatchery culture (improved survival at higher temperatures and salinities). Genetic characterization will facilitate future stock iden...
Principal Investigator:Sitinvar, Andreasi Licenced Year(s):
A commercial weir will be installed and operated at Gore Bay for the purpose of conducting a test commercial Arctic char fishery. All fish will be held in an holding pen until the quota (8000 lb.) is estimated to have been captured. The daily upstream migration of Arctic char will be recorded until the quota is reached. Fish will then be gutted, packed and transported to the fish processing pla...
Principal Investigator:Babaluk, John Licenced Year(s):
This is a continuing project to survey fish populations of lakes and rivers. In the past population studies have been conducted in the Fish and Raddi lakes, the Sachs River and the Benard River. This year Middle and Kuptan lakes will be surveyed and if there is time Capron and Swan lakes may also be surveyed. The project will also continue studies on genetic and morphological variation in Arcti...
Principal Investigator:Hermanson, Mark Licenced Year(s):
Fish (most likely Arctic charr) will be obtained either by purchase or by individual collection to analyze for chlorinated organic industrial compounds, pesticides and mercury. Few of these contaminants were ever used in the Arctic. They have been shown to travel to the Arctic through the atmosphere and accumulate in lake sediments and in fish tissues. An attempt will be made to relate the level o...
Principal Investigator:Gerrits, Martin Licenced Year(s):
The researchers are interested in understanding how prolonged cold conditions and reduced food availability in winter affect char. Sea-run char must increase their fat levels so that they have enough energy stored for overwintering and reproduction. Research activities will also include collecting fish and invertebrate specimens to make comparisons about cold tolerance and diet of these specimen...
Principal Investigator:Suluk, Thomas Licenced Year(s):
The researchers will conduct household surveys using a questionnaire that has been prepared by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The Arviat HTA will oversee and review information and methods used for the study. A public relations campaign will include a poster contest in the schools and discussions of issues through local radio programs and CB network. The posters will provide informatio...