Assessment of Dolly Varden from the Babbage River, Yukon Territory 2010–2014: Fs70-6/2016-055E-PDF

"The Babbage River, situated in the Yukon Territory and within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region, flows between the British and Barn mountains and drains directly into the Beaufort Sea in Phillips Bay. Anadromous Dolly Varden from the Babbage River is an important cultural and subsistence resource for Inuvialuit living in Aklavik, Northwest Territories. Anadromous and stream resident life histories of Dolly Varden spawn and overwinter in the upper reach of Fish Hole Creek, a tributary to the Babbage River. The anadromous population is harvested in a mixed-stock fishery during summer along the Beaufort Sea coast in Canada and Alaska. In Canada, Herschel Island and Shingle Point are important fishing locations. Declines in population abundance in the Big Fish River and Rat River stocks and limited critical freshwater habitat resulted in the listing of northern-form Dolly Varden in Canada as ‘Special Concern’ by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) in 2010. Concomitantly, an integrated fisheries management plan (IFMP) was established in order to guide the co-management of anadromous Dolly Varden in the western Arctic over the next five years (2010–2015). The implementation of the IFMP and any future evaluation by COSEWIC requires updated assessments for all Dolly Varden stocks"--Intro., p. 2.

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Department/Agency Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Ecosystems and Oceans Science.
Title Assessment of Dolly Varden from the Babbage River, Yukon Territory 2010–2014
Series Title Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat science advisory report,
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Évaluation du Dolly Varden de la rivière Babbage, au Territoire du Yukon 2010–2014. Caption title. "January 2017." "This report is available from the: Centre for Science Advice (CSA), Central and Arctic Region, Fisheries and Oceans Canada"--p. 13.
Date c2017.
Number of Pages 13 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • Fs70-6/2016-055E-PDF
Subject Terms Fisheries resources, Salt water fish, Fisheries management