Post date: Dec 10, 2011 3:48:14 AM
Salmon are colonizing the Canadian Arctic. Their numbers seem to be increasing and their range appears to be expanding. 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. Karen developed this website and created an Arctic Salmon Facebook page to use as tools to distribute information about this project, the reward program for salmon, and any results that are found. These tools also provide the opportunity for people from communities across the Arctic to share their own information about salmon with others in the North. Every salmon sighting is important, so please share on Facebook. Let others in your community know about this project, this website, and the possibility of salmon in their area. Let's work together to answer some of the many questions about salmon in the Canadian Arctic.