Monitoring dolly varden charr taken in domestic fishery by residents of Aklavik, NWT

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: biology, fish, fish population, life history, arctic char, fish characteristics

Principal Investigator: Harwood, Lois (11)
Licence Number: 12368
Organization: Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Licensed Year(s): 1993
Issued: Jan 01, 1993
Project Team: a representative from Aklavik HTC

Objective(s): To provide indices of relative population size based on the catch per unit effort (CPUE) at Aklavik charr fishing sites; to monitor the number, size, sex and life history stages of charr taken by Aklavik residents in the various community fisheries; to facilitate return of fish tags recovered in the summer domestic fisheries.

Project Description: In 1992, most charr fishing by Aklavik residents took place at Shingle Point and the town site in Aklavik (similar to fishing during the 1987-1991 closure). In this first year of the monitoring program, information will be collected on the total number of charr caught, harvest locations and characteristics of tagged fish.