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Preliminary Impacts of the James Bay Hydroelectric Project, Quebec, on Estukarine Fish and Fisheries

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dc.contributor.author Berkes, Fikret en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:58:51Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:58:51Z
dc.date.issued 1982 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-02-23 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-02-23 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/3241
dc.description.abstract "Flow alterations related to hydroelectric development have affected both the fish stocks and the Cree Indian subsistence fishery in the lower LaGrande River, northern Quebec. Evaluated against several years of baseline data, thei nitial biological impact of the project on fish populations, mostly whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) and cisco (C. artedii), appeared to be relatively small. Nevertheless, fishing activity in the lower river and the estuary largely ceased from 1979 to 1981, due to physical modifications of traditional fishing areas and other social and economic effects related to the hydro project. Some fishermen modified their methods and continued harvesting in the affected area, but others abandoned the affected area and fished lakes and rivers along the recently constructed road network. It is concluded that earlier impact assessments fell short of predicting these impacts." en_US
dc.subject environmental change en_US
dc.subject development en_US
dc.subject fisheries en_US
dc.subject indigenous institutions en_US
dc.title Preliminary Impacts of the James Bay Hydroelectric Project, Quebec, on Estukarine Fish and Fisheries en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.coverage.region North America en_US
dc.coverage.country Canada en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.subject.sector Fisheries en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Arctic en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 35 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 4 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth December en_US

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