Connecting the Fisheries Community
Along with an advisory team, EDI team member, Petra Szekeres, has been helping to organize the Yukon Fish Community Practice Speaker Series. Virtual presentations on a variety of fish-related topics are being held on Zoom each Wednesday at 12:00 pm Yukon time. The goal of the series is to connect those with interests in fish, including First Nations, researchers, anglers, consultants, territorial government representatives, and interested members of the public. Current presentation topics geographically include Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Alaska. Anyone is welcome to present.
“The Speaker Series has been really well received,” states Petra. “We are planning to have presentations until the end of April this year and are hoping to have the series run again next year. The presentations are recorded and posted the following day, so if you can’t make it on Wednesdays, you can check them out anytime.”
To attend the live Speaker Series Presentation (Wednesdays 12:00), please click below.
You could also catch up on past presentations. Here is a list of some of the topics covered to date:
- Assessing the fate of returning upper Yukon River Chinook salmon
- Yukon River Chinook genetic investigations
- Weaving together traditional and scientific knowledge to map key salmon spawning areas in the Beaver River watershed
- Observed temperatures of Yukon River Chinook salmon spawning streams
- Chinook salmon parental stress physiology and the effects on offspring survival
- Fox Creek Chinook salmon video enumeration weir
- Broad whitefish populations in the Mackenzie River delta
- Lake trout populations in Teslin Lake