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Further Examination of the Bio- Magnification of Mercury within Fish Species of the Dehcho and Their Varying Levels Among Lakes
Principal Investigator: Swanson, Heidi
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2016 2015 2014 2013
Summary: The objectives of this research project are: 1) to determine why fish mercury levels vary among lakes in the Dehcho region; 2) to identify best predictors of fish mercury levels; and, 3) to determine which fish have the lowest levels of mercury and highest levels of micro-nutrients and fatty acids. The methods for this project include two parts, first is the collection of food web data from eac...


Understanding Community Based Monitoring Exceedances Through Site Assessments
Principal Investigator: McGeer, Jim
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objectives of this project are to apply short term sublethal exposures to contaminants of concern with locally collected small bodied fish to establish measures of the relative bioavailability and effect in the Slave River. This information will then be applied to the Community Based Monitoring (CBM) program data to assess exceedances in a more comprehensive manner. Small fish (for exampl...


Metal levels in large-bodied fishes near impacted lakes near Yellowknife, NWT
Principal Investigator: Somers, Gila L
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objectives of this project are to collect fish tissue samples from species of subsistence importance to 1) establish a long-term community monitoring program for contaminants in fish; and 2) to monitor potential spatial and temporal trends in metal concentrations (including mercury) in fish tissues within the Yellowknife region. The data acquired will be added to existing and concurrently coll...


Spatial and long-term trends in persistent organic contaminants and metals in lake trout and burbot from Great Slave Lake
Principal Investigator: Evans, Marlene
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Summary: This study is continuing to investigate whether contaminant levels are changing in fish in Great Slave Lake which the research team have been studying since the early 1990s. The team plan to collect lake trout from the Hay River and Lutsel K’e areas. The team also plan to collect burbot from the Lutsel K’e and Fort Resolution areas of Great Slave Lake, and northern pike from the Fort Resolution ar...


Monitoring of mercury, flame retardants and other chemicals in lake trout and cisco from Great Bear Lake
Principal Investigator: Evans, Marlene
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2015 2014 2013
Summary: This study is designed to find out whether contaminant levels are changing in fish (lake trout and cisco) in Great Bear Lake. The research team require fall-caught fish for this study. Twenty whole lake trout and 20 whole cisco of a range of sizes are required from Great Bear Lake. The fish will be frozen immediately after capture and shipped to Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)-Sask...


Updating data on mercury levels in food fish species in lakes used by Deh Cho communities
Principal Investigator: Low, George
Licenced Year(s): 2016
Summary: The objectives of this project are: 1) to determine through which lakes are important as food sources in four Dehcho communities and which fish species are used for human food from these lakes; 2) to train community monitors to collect fish and other samples according to Environment Canada and Department of Fisheries and Oceans protocol; 3) to involve local school children in the studies by ...


Tracing the Origin of Mercury Contamination in the Lakes and Fish of the Jean Marie River First Nation Lands
Principal Investigator: Laurent, Cyrielle C
Licenced Year(s): 2015
Summary: The short term objectives for this project are to: - Assess permafrost as a possible origin of mercury contamination; - Measure mercury content in permafrost samples; - Engage the community to exchange traditional and scientific knowledge to better understand relationships between country food, water quality, and permafrost degradation from a contamination perspective; and - Use traditional la...


Contaminant Biomonitoring in the Dehcho Region: A Pilot Investigation of the Links Between Contaminant Exposure, Nutritional Status, and Country Food Use
Principal Investigator: Laird, Brian D
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014
Summary: The overall objective of this research is to promote country foods in the Dehcho Region in a way that balances contaminant risks and nutrient benefits in order to maximize nutrient status while minimizing mercury exposure. The research team will work towards this objective through the implementation of pilot research that will: 1) develop a locally-relevant dietary survey, 2) evaluate the dietary ...


Updating data on mercury levels in food fish species in lakes used by Deh Cho communities
Principal Investigator: Low, George
Licenced Year(s): 2015 2014 2012 2011
Summary: The objectives of this project are: 1) To determine which lakes are important as food sources in four Dehcho communities and which fish species are used for human food from these lakes using Traditional Knowledge. 2) To train community monitors to collect fish and other samples according to Environment Canada and Department of Fisheries and Oceans protocol. 3) To involve local school children i...


Mayoklihok Lake fisheries survey
Principal Investigator: Hynes, Kristin
Licenced Year(s): 2013
Summary: The objective of this research project is to determine what species inhabit the lake and collect measurements and samples from the fish to determine age, length, weight, contaminant levels, and general condition to gain more information on population structure. Information will be reported back to the Olokhaktomiut Hunters and Trappers Committee (OHTC). Two monitors will use fishing nets and/...


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