Interspecific Hybridization between Arctic Char and Lake Trout

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Kivalliq Region, Kitikmeot, Nunavut

Tags: biology, fish, lake trout, tissue sampling, arctic char, interspecific relationships, hybridization

Principal Investigator: Wilson, Chris C. (4)
Licence Number: 10157
Organization: Department of Biological Science, University of Windsor
Licensed Year(s): 1993 1992 1991 1990
Issued: Jan 01, 1990
Project Team: seven research assistants

Objective(s): To continue work begun in 1988 by Paul Hebert (licence # 9087) to investigate the occurrance and implications of interspecific hybridization between arctic char and lake trout;

Project Description: Fish will be caught using both gill nets and fishing tackle. The Researcher will use the same collecting and sampling procedures that were used last year at Sarcpa, Lailor and Hall lakes. A maximun of 25 fish per species will be killed to obtain liver, kidney and muscle tissue to enable analyses. The fish bodies will be given to the local communities as before.