CSEB Research Webinar on January 11: Community-Based Conservation of an Arctic Char Run in Nunavut, Canada.

To be presented on Thursday, January 11 at 1 pm Pacific / 3 pm Central / 5pm Atlantic Standard Times by Dr. Cameron Stevens, Aquatic Biologist with Golder Associates’ Aquatic Division in Edmonton, Alberta.

Abstract: The Coppermine Inuit are concerned about the current state of the Arctic Char fishery in the Coronation Gulf in northern Canada. In 2012, the Kugluktuk Hunters and Trappers Organization (HTO) initiated a conservation program for an Arctic char population identified by Traditional Knowledge as having a declining spawning run. Annual data from spawning fish showed that low flows and elevated water temperatures reduce migration success of fish navigating the naturally shallow, boulder strewn creek. Traditional rock weirs and instream engineering were tested to enhance the conditions for fish passage. Learn more about this community-based approach  to increase the productivity of this northern fishery.

This webinar can now be viewed in the CSEB Webinar Archives.

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