Principal Investigator:Macdonald, Colin R Licenced Year(s):
To determine the levels of potential chemicals of concern in three major fish species through the analysis of muscle and liver samples for mercury, radionuclides and a number of elements.
Fish of three species (lake trout, lake whitefish and lake herring) will be collected in the Keith Arm of Great Bear Lake near the community of Deline. Approximately 15 trout and 10 whitefish and 10 herring wi...
Principal Investigator:Dewar, David J Licenced Year(s):
The Objectives of this research project are to:
1.) gather information in 2012 on the small-bodied and Young of Year fish in Bluefish Lake that may be available for monitoring as well as determine the most suitable methods and locations for their capture in order to finalize the proposed mercury study design, and 2.) complete monitoring between 2013 and 2015 as described in the finalized mercury ...
Principal Investigator:Moore, Kristin M Licenced Year(s):
The primary objective of the 2012 program is to obtain feedback from community members relating to
Lac de Gras lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) taste, texture, general condition and health. A secondary objective is to meet requirements set out in the Fisheries Authorization for Works or Undertaking Affecting Fish Habitat.
Fish collection will primarily be conducted using nets set out on...
Principal Investigator:Harris, Katherine M. Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this study is to examine the health of two small-bodied fish species (Slimy Sculpin and Ninespine Stickleback) exposed to treated effluent from Giant Mine. Data collected during this study will be assessed to determine if there are treated effluent related effects. The study will be conducted within the exposure areas (Baker Creek and Yellowknife Bay) and the reference areas (Yell...
Principal Investigator:Muir, Andrew M Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this project is to sample known and newly discovered deepwater (>50 m) habitats southwest of the Narakay Islands and within the McTavish Arm to determine if a deepwater humper or siscowet lake trout form occurs. Data on the occurrence and characteristics of deepwater lake trout forms from Great Bear Lake will fill in gaps in this North American lake trout dataset. Currently it is ...
Principal Investigator:Maier, Kris Licenced Year(s):
This is a community-driven collaborative project. The Gwichya RRC is the project manager. The community asked for this research to be completed and the GRRB and ENR are providing logistical and technical support. All hiring will be done in the community to maximize community involvement and benefits.
The goals of this study are to:
1) Collect baseline vegetation data in habitats around Travai...
Principal Investigator:Wytrychowski, Scott I Licenced Year(s):
Diavik Diamond Mine requires construction of a system of water retention dikes in Lac de Gras to facilitate open-pit mining under dry conditions. The water retention dikes will result in a loss of fish habitat within the footprint of each dike. Diavik Diamond Mines Inc. (DDMI) has received authorization to construct the dikes in Lac de Gras. As a condition of the project’s authorization, Diavik pl...
Principal Investigator:Millar, Nathan P Licenced Year(s):
Currently, little information exists on the fisheries resources of the Arctic Red River. Baseline information on fisheries resources is required to make sound management decisions. This information (e.g., biological characteristics of fish: length, weight, age at maturity, migration patterns, date of spawning; presence/absence of species) is collected through long-term studies, traditional knowled...
Principal Investigator:Fortier, Martin Licenced Year(s):2013201220112010200920072006
The main objective of this project is to start long-term marine observatories in order to study variability and change in the context of climate change in the coastal Canadian Arctic.
Field work for this project started in Fall 2004 when six observatories (instrument moorings) were deployed in the Mackenzie Shelf/Amundsen Gulf area. As part of this year’s expedition, the six moorings will be r...
Principal Investigator:McCullum, John Licenced Year(s):
The purpose of this study is for the communities most affected by the mining operation of Diavik Diamond Mines Inc. (DDMI) to be able to collect and apply traditional knowledge to assess southern caribou migration, water quality and the quality of Lac de Gras fish before, during, and after mining operations.
A Helicopter, float planes, and boats will be used to transport equipment and individ...