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

  • Trade in your salmon and help the research! Caught a salmon? Please consider trading it in for a gift card reward. We will use the salmon to try and figure out where it may be coming from, and how it may be adapted to make the long journey to the Canadian Arctic. Gift card rewards are available at DFO offices, most ENR offices, and many of the RRC and HTC offices in the NWT. Follow the salmon migration on Facebook:
    Posted Oct 6, 2015, 4:38 PM by Karen Dunmall
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On Media

  • CBC Radio One Karen was interviewed by Juanita about the salmon recently caught in Hay River, and why salmon may be increasing in the Canadian Arctic.
    Posted Oct 6, 2015, 4:40 PM by Karen Dunmall
  • 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
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