NEW! Updated Guide to Common Fish in the Tlicho Region
The popular and handy pocket guide, “Common Fish in the Tłı̨chǫ Region,” has recently been updated. Two additional fish species have been added, the Arctic Grayling (Ts’étįą) and the Round Whitefish (Łih), along with more information for every species and some new pictures. The names of all the fish featured in the guide are provided in both Tłı̨chǫ and English, and the internal and external anatomy (the external view of a fish being another new addition) are also labeled in both languages.
The fish guide was originally published in 2012, and was dedicated to the memory of Harry Mantla, a skilled hunter and trapper who passed on his knowledge of Tłı̨chǫ traditions and values to many.
We’ll be distributing the updated guide during community visits – and the WRRB and the Tłı̨chǫ Aquatic Ecosystem Monitoring Program (TAEMP) Partners will soon be visiting Whatì to begin planning for this year’s on-the-land fish and water monitoring camp.
- The TAEMP program involves Tłı̨chǫ community members and scientists in monitoring of fish and fish habitats near each of the four Tłı̨chǫ communities.
- So far, the TAEMP team has sampled fish, water and lake sediments near Behchokǫ, Wekweètì, and Gamèti. This year’s fish camp will take place later this summer near Whatì.
- More information about TAEMP is available here. You can also view videos of fish camps held near Behchokǫ̀ and Wekweètì here. A new video is being made on last year’s fish camp near Gamètì and will be posted soon.