Fishery Resource Use in a Subarctic Indian Community

TitleFishery Resource Use in a Subarctic Indian Community
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1977
AuthorsBerkes F
JournalHuman Ecology
Source DocumentAccessible with appropriate permission
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Chisasibi - James Bay Fishery, Canada

Chisasibi, formerly the island community of Fort George, is located on the eastern coast of James Bay, about 620 miles north of Montreal in the Canadian subarctic. The original case, which spans from 1974-1976, catalogues an action situation involving approximately 1,600 resident native people and 225 nonnatives. The resource units are two species of Coregonus fish: whitefish and cisco. The communal management of the fishery is successful in that there are no pollution and overuse problems. The...
09 Aug 2016