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Distribution and relative abundance of the shortjaw cisco (Coregonus zenithicus) in Alberta

Description

Barrow Lake, located about 60 km north of Fort Chipewyan, contains the only verified population of shortjaw cisco in Alberta. A specific search for shortjaw cisco in the area around Barrow Lake was undertaken in an effort to gather additional information on its extent of occurrence in Alberta. Eight lakes in the region north of Lake Athabasca and east of Wood Buffalo National Park were surveyed by gillnetting in July and August 2000. No new populations of shortjaw cisco were found at these sites. Seven other nearby lakes had been sampled in 1996 and 1997 with similar results. Catch-per-unit-effort data from Barrow Lake suggest that this population of shortjaw cisco appears to have been stable over at least the past five years and probably the last 30 years. However, further monitoring is required to determine population trends with a scientifically acceptable level of confidence.

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aquatic habitats cisco fish shortjaw cisco species at risk wildlife conservation wildlife management

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Alternative Title

Alberta species at risk report no. 3

Alternative Title

Distribution and relative abundance of the shortjaw cisco

Extent

29 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Sustainable Resource Development (2001-2006,2006-2013)

Contributor

Steinhilber, Mark

Contributor

Rhude, Larry

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Environment

Resource Dates

Date Created

2001-03-01

Date Added

2015-12-22T22:21:22.819035

Date Modified

2001-03-01

Date Issued

2001-03-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

0778517519

ISBN (print)

0778517500

ISSN (online)

1496-7146

ISSN (print)

1496-7219

NEOS catalogue key

2536178

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