Scientists researching strange appearance of Arctic salmon asking fishers to send in their catches

CBC News

Scientists looking at salmon found in Arctic waters are still asking northern harvesters and fishers to submit any unusual catches in exchange for compensation.

It’s part of the Arctic Salmon Project, which is a collaborative effort involving Fisheries and Oceans Canada, scientists from the South and local hunters and trappers organizations.

The idea of the project, said Darcy McNicholl, a biologist with the fisheries and oceans department, is to document the unusual fish being caught by community-based harvesters.

“We encourage fishermen who catch something that they’ve never seen before to turn it in for a gift cards so that we can dissect it and answer questions that the communities might have,” McNicholl said.

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