Salmon Research in the Canadian Arctic

Salmon are being caught in the Canadian Arctic. The number of salmon being caught and the number of places where they are found seem to be increasing.  Karen, a PhD student at the University of Manitoba, is working in collaboration with Fisheries and Oceans Canada to study these salmon and identify what this colonization might indicate about the arctic ecosystem and how the presence of salmon may affect native fish species in the Mackenzie River and tributaries.

Latest Progress

  • Arctic Salmon's First Publication! The first peer-reviewed publication for Arctic Salmon (as part of Karen's PhD thesis) is now available! It highlights the use of community-based monitoring to identify changes in distribution and abundance of salmon in the Arctic and also discusses what might be changing in the oceans that has lead to these changes. Want a copy? Download it here! Thanks to all the communities and community members for reporting their salmon harvest and participating in this research on climate change in the Arctic!
    Posted Apr 4, 2014, 7:41 PM by Karen Dunmall
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On Media

  • NWT News/North Karen was interviewed for NWT News/North newspaper about the salmon research in the Northwest Territories. The story also includes a community perspective about the salmon research and explains how ...
    Posted Sep 23, 2013, 5:04 PM by Karen Dunmall
  • Radio Interviews Karen was interviewed on CBC Radio One in Yellowknife and for CKLB Radio in the NWT about the salmon research. We are trying to get clips of the interview and ...
    Posted Sep 23, 2013, 4:58 PM by Karen Dunmall
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