Terrestrial Systems

Current research projects (2019-2023)

Study of Arctic char catches and stock assessment and winter disappearance in Tasirjuarusik

Location: Kangirsuk, Nunavik
Concerns have been raised by Kangirsuk hunters as arctic char stocks decrease. The catches are currently unmonitored, and the community does not know the fitness or number of fish caught. The first objective of the project is to implement a community monitoring program for catches to establish a baseline reference for the Arctic char population. At least one youth will be trained to conduct the survey and monitoring on the project. The second objective of the project is to tag a number of char to establish their overwintering location and analyze site characteristics. It is understood that the char overwinter in Tasirjuarsik (Virgin Lake). However, they cannot be located in the winter, and only reappear in late spring.