Monitoring arctic charr caught in domestic fishery by residents of Paulatuk at the Hornaday River, NWT, 1993

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: biology, fish, fish health, arctic char, species abundance

Principal Investigator: Harwood, Lois (11)
Licence Number: 12370
Organization: Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Licensed Year(s): 1993 1992
Issued: Jan 01, 1993
Project Team: P. Green, A. Ruben, J. Illisiak, and potentially other Paulatuk HTC members

Objective(s): To monitor the sex, maturity, age, length, weight and numbers of arctic charr caught in the subsistence fishery as indicators of the health and status of the stock; to provide an index of relative abundance of the stock based on CPUE data; to facilitate recovery of floy tags applied to fish of this stock in previous years.

Project Description: HTC members have counted, measured and sampled all fish that were caught in the domestic fishery located at the mouth of the Hornaday River for the past several years. This season represents the fourth year of the monitoring program. HTC members will collect information on arctic charr that are caught by the fishery.