Principal Investigator:Evans, Marlene Licenced Year(s):2016
This study is continuing to investigate whether contaminant levels are changing in fish in the Northwest Territories with a focus on Great Slave Lake which the research team have been studying since the early 1990s. The research team plan to collect lake trout from Great Slave Lake (Hay River area and Lutsel K’e area). The team also plan to collect burbot from the Lutsel K’e and Fort Resolution ar...
Principal Investigator:Howard, Kimberly Licenced Year(s):
The main objectives of this study are to determine baseline population status and develop reliable indicators of population abundance and mortality rates of key harvested fish species (lake whitefish and broad whitefish) in the Travaillant Lake system and to identify and determine the relative abundance and species composition of other species within the lake system.
Field crews will be transp...
Principal Investigator:Dahl-Fequet, Monica L Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this project is to collect biological and hydrological information on Hill Creek. It is unknown as to whether or not the culvert at the Hill Creek highway crossing is large enough to allow for the spring migration of spawning fish. The researchers will collect fisheries and habitat information on Hill Creek. This data will include fish presence/absence, lifestage and species com...
Principal Investigator:Dick, Terry A. Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this research is to study what lake trout, whitefish and pike eat and their movements in a small northern Shield lake (Chitty Lake).
Transportation of personnel and equipment into and out of Chitty Lake will be by single engine float plane (Air Tindi). During this study, the researchers will use standardized gill nets, a backpack electroshocker, a seine net, VEMCO acoustic tra...
Principal Investigator:McGurk, Michael Licenced Year(s):
The researchers will measure water quality, aquatic ecology and the status of fish populations in ponds and lakes along the proposed discharge route of mine water from the Colomac Mine (North Pond, L-Shaped Lake, Paddle Lake, Lake 315, and Lower Lake) and compare those data with data collected from reference lakes (Steeves Lake, Baton Lake, and Spanner Lake). Work will include taking three samples...
Principal Investigator:Moore, Peter Licenced Year(s):2001
This program is a detailed assessment of the created/enhanced habitat at Frank Channel, based on fish use and function in comparison with habitat design targets. Habitat monitoring will require seasonal assessments within the open water period at times associated with the targeted fish's life stages (Northern Pike). During early spring, mid summer and late summer, Frank Channel habitat will be m...
Principal Investigator:Couture, Richard Licenced Year(s):200720042001
In the spring, this research will consist of fish migration and stream habitat studies. The immigration and emigration of key fish species (grayling and northern pike) will be evaluated. In the late summer, fish population assessments will be done in Kennady Lake and tributary streams including habitat mapping for attributes and species use. This data will fill some of the existing information gap...
Principal Investigator:Schwalme, Karl Licenced Year(s):
Karl Schwalme wants to know how and why the fat content of pike changes during the year. He will collect about 30-50 great northern pike from each lake by using a 2 1/2 inch gill net which will only be set during the day. He will then take the fish back to the Inuvik Research Centre to determine their fat content. Since some of the fats help to prevent heart disease in people, the annual change ...