Foxe Basin Walrus Hunt Monitoring Program

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: biology, genetics, marine mammals, reproduction, walrus

Principal Investigator: Orr, Jack (2)
Licence Number: 12105
Organization: Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Licensed Year(s): 1993 1992 1991
Issued: Jan 01, 1992
Project Team: Dan Pike; Joel Garlich-Miller

Objective(s): To collect information from subsistence walrus hunts, through kits distributed to walrus hunters.

Project Description: The research is a cooperative management data collection program organized by the HTAs and DFO. Under contract the HTAs in Igloolik and Hall Beach will organize, distribute and collect sample kits used by local hunters. These sample kits will provide information on the size and age of killed walrus, along with their genetic code and reproductive status.