Fall 2020 Subsistence Fishery Monitoring on the Colville River

The fall harvest of Arctic Cisco (Coregonus autumnalis), or qaaktaq in Iñupiaq, on the Colville River has been monitored since the mid-1980s in response to concerns that increasing oil and gas development would affect the migrations and feeding behavior of arctic Cisco. This is the 35th year of industry-sponsored harvest monitoring effort of the Colville River fall fishery harvest.

The 2020 fishery began on 15 October, soon after ice conditions became safe for travel. Total fishing effort in 2020 was 1,130.9 adjusted net-days and was evenly distributed among the three primary fishing areas (Upper Niġliq fishing area, Nanuk fishing area, and Niġliq Delta fishing area).

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ISO Topics biota, society
Primary Contact CPAI Environmental Studies Coordinator (n1798@conocophillips.com)
Other Contacts Caitlin Forster (Email: cforster@abrinc.com), John C. Seigle (Email: jseigle@abrinc.com)
Primary Organization ABR, Inc.
Funding Organizations ConocoPhillips
Other Organizations ConocoPhillips
Organization Types Industry and Consultants
Geo-keywords North Slope
Status Complete
Start Date 2020-10-15
End Date 2021-01-01
Created June 3, 2021, 00:48 (AKDT)
Last Updated July 1, 2021, 22:59 (AKDT)