Congener Patterns of Contaminants in Fish and Sediments of the Mackenzie River Basin

Regions: Sahtu Settlement Area, Dehcho Region

Tags: contaminants, fish, sediment, tissue sampling

Principal Investigator: Fisk, Aaron (1)
Licence Number: 12453
Organization: University of Windsor
Licensed Year(s): 1993
Issued: Jan 01, 1993
Project Team: I.M. Weis

Objective(s): To assess the types of contaminants found in the fish and sediments of the Mackenzie River and nearby isolated lakes at sites near Fort Simpson, Norman Wells and Fort Good Hope.

Project Description: The researcher plans to take samples of sediments and fish from sites near the three settlements in order to determine the types of contaminants that are present in the environment as well as those that collect or accumulate in the tissues of fish. This study will benefit other studies that have examined contaminants in NWT wildlife as fish are preyed upon by a variety of wildlife species. The researcher will collect 54 fish and sediment samples.