The GRRB works with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Renewable Resource Councils (RRCs) and adjacent land claim co-management boards (Inuvialuit – Fisheries Joint Management Committee; Sahtu – Sahtu Renewable Resources Board) to prepare fisheries management plans. Management plans lay out research goals and harvesting guidelines to protect fish stocks for future generations. As most fish do not respect political boundaries, it is important to develop management plans that include all stakeholders.

Integrated Fisheries Management Plan for Dolly Varden char (Salvelinus malma malma)

Needs updated descriptive text/documents/information/photos

Integrated Fisheries Management Plan for Coney (Stenodus leucichthys)

December 2000 (working plans for 2000 – 2005)

This plan is an agreement between the Gwich’in Renewable Resources Board, the Sahtu Renewable Resources Board, the Fisheries Joint Management Committee and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). The goals of the plan are:

  1. To determine the current stock size and health
  2. To maintain or enhance the size of coney stocks through management practices (such as using closed seasons, closed areas of quotas)
  3. To identify, protect and manage critical coney habitats
  4. To protect and maintain traditional fishing activities and areas
  5. To encourage conservation, efficient and responsible fishing practices for coney
  6. To work to increase the knowledge of coney ecology by promoting research and exchanging traditional and scientific knowledge
  7. To ensure that management decisions and study results are communicated back to communities and other users/groups in a timely manner and in a meaningful way
  8. To ensure that all decisions that may affect the status of coney stocks and their habitats, and thus the well being of those who utilize coney, are based on the best available information