A data collection protocol for assessing anadromous Arctic Charr, Salvelinus alpinus (Linnaeus), exploratory fisheries in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories was established in 1973 and last reviewed in 2003. In light of the New Emerging Fisheries Policy and the increasing interest in the development of commercial fisheries, especially in Nunavut, this protocol again required review.
The 2009 protocol set a provisional quota for five years and requested that the licence holder record catch-per-unit-effort (CPUE) and harvest data each year. Biological data from a sub-sample of the Charr caught was also requested from the licence holder, but only in years one and five under an exploratory licence. Guidance was also provided regarding selection of fish used for biological processing and treatment of bycatch species.
A review of the 2009 protocol led to the following recommendations:
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