age 0 were excluded from the analyses because their distribution is largely dependent on wind-driven currents rather than intentional horizontal movement.
One systematic fish study has been done in the village, focusing on Arctic cisco.
In the words of one fisher, "There are parasites in the fish, lesions in the muscles and ovaries of the broad whitefish and the Arctic cisco.
8%) Arctic cisco
(Coregonus autumnalis) * 15 Sheefish (Stenodus leucichthys) * 1 Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus) * 4 Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) * 21(1) Lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) 6 Order Osmeriformes (0.
In addition to modeling movements of fish in environmental gradients, he investigated the role of winds on the recruitment of Arctic cisco
from Canadian spawning grounds to Alaskan rearing habitats; the effects of temperature and salinity on the growth, condition, and mortality of several species of Arctic fishes; the role of winds on the dispersal patterns of other species of Arctic fishes; population dynamics and the role of density-dependence imposed by limited overwintering habitat; and even the genetics of Arctic fishes.
and least cisco) (Craig, 1984), whereas the marine nearshore environment on the seaward side of the barrier islands is more like the northeastern Chukchi Sea and is dominated by Arctic cod, capelin, and fourhorn sculpin (Myoxocephalus quadricornis) (Griffiths et al.
(Coregonus autumnalis), a highly prized food source in Alaskan Inupiat communities, is harvested near Kaktovik in late summer and in the Colville River Delta near Nuiqsut after ice forms during fall.
Key words: Alaska, arctic cisco
, Colville River, Coregonus autumnalis, fishery, fyke nets, Inupiat, North Slope, subsistence, transport
The Arctic Cisco
(Coregonus autumnalis) Subsistence and Commercial Fisheries, Colville River, Alaska: A Conceptual Model.
Young-of-the-year Arctic cisco
(Coregonus autumnalis), spawned in the Mackenzie River system, regularly drift through Stefansson Sound on their way to the Colville River.
For example, arctic cisco
hatch in the Mackenzie River, migrate west along the coast in a brackish corridor to the Colville River, where they mature, and then return to the Mackenzie (Fig.
Four dominant species that fit these criteria have been the general focus of scientific study: arctic cisco
(Coregonus autumnalis), least cisco (C.
Catch-per-unit-effort and mark-recapture data collected by fyke net during the summers of 1985-93 near Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, were analyzed to determine whether two oil industry causeways constructed perpendicular to the Beaufort Sea coast, West Dock and the Endicott Causeway, affected the feeding and migratory patterns of least cisco (Coregonus sardinella) and arctic cisco
Arctic cod, capelin, and liparids were the most abundant marine fishes in the catches, while arctic cisco
was the only abundant diadromous freshwater species.
The Endicott monitoring studies have concentrated on four fish species of importance to Native subsistence and/or sport fisheries: arctic cisco
(Coregonus autumnalis), broad whitefish (C.