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Comparative Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) Health: Examining Eastern Beaufort Sea and Western Hudson Bay beluga whales (149607)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Enooyaq Sudlovenick
Company: University of Manitoba
Schedule:
Start Date: 2021-06-01
End Date: 2023-09-30
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
Arviat harvests many beluga whales every year as part of their traditional subsistence hunts. Although Nunavut has some basic monitoring programs for beluga, the programs are limited and data does not always return to the community. This project will aim to identify methods of determining beluga whale health in Arviat, and on a larger scale compare this Western Hudson Bay (WHB) population to the Eastern Beaufort Sea (EBS) population in Northwest Territories. The general objective of this project is to enhance knowledge of the current health status of the beluga whale population in the EBS and WHB, through close collaboration between project investigators and members of Arviat, Nu, specifically between Aqqiumavik Society and University of Manitoba. The project will also engage with the community to gather perceptions about beluga consumption and to share data around beluga health and the implications of making beluga a central part of community diet.
Personnel:
Persons: 1
Days: 30
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
7966 polygon Arviat general area
Planning Regions:
Kitikmeot
Affected Areas and Land Types
Inuit Owned Surface Lands
Municipal
Extablished National or Territorial Park
Settlement Area
Keewatin Planning Region
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Scientific Research
Licensing Agencies
DFO: Fish for Scientific Purposes Permit
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Equipment
Type Quantity Size Use
No records found.
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
0
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
none.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
No data found.
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2021-10-07
Originator: Enooyaq Sudlovenick
Public Registry ID: 18991
Document Size: 159.65 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Other Authorizations
Recieved: 2021-10-07
Originator: Enooyaq Sudlovenick
Public Registry ID: 18992
Document Size: 20.6 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2021-10-21
Originator: Adrian Gerhartz
Public Registry ID: 19118
Document Size: 256.27 Kb

KEEWATIN QUESTIONAIRE

GENERAL
Environmental Protection:
s2.4.9: The applicant undertakes to prevent any new occurances of pollution, garbage and contamination at the site of the development.
YES

Removal of Fuel Drums:
s2.4.9: The applicant undertakes to remove all drums safely from the site and dispose of the drums in a safe manner.
YES

New Site Restoration and Clean Up:
s2.4.15 and Appendix 2,s1: The applicant undertakes to clean up the site and restore the site to its natural condition to the greatest extent possible.
YES

Old Site Restoration and Clean Up:
s3.13.2: The applicant undertakes to clean up the site and restore the site to its original condition to the greatest extent possible, including any work required due to the applicant's action prior to this application.
YES

Low Level Air Flights:
s5.4.4 and Apendix 2, s3: Will the applicant avoid low-level flights?
YES

Caribou Protection Measures:
s2.4.6 and Appendix 3: Will the applicant comply with the Caribou Protection Measures outlined in section 2.4.6 and in Appendix 3?
YES

Caribou Water Crossings:
Will the applicant avoid, between May 15 and September 1, to construct any camp, cache any fuel or conduct s2.4.6 and map: any blasting within 10 km of any Designated Caribou Water Crossing identified
YES

ARCHEOLOGY
Reporting of Archaeological Sites:
s4.4.3 and Appendix 3, s2 and s8: Will the applicant immediately report the discovery of all suspected archaeological sites to the Government of Nunavut?
NO

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Scientific Research:
s6.4.2: Does the project proposal involve scientific research?
YES
If yes, will the applicant integrate all available and relevant local and traditional knowledge when conducting its research?
YES
Local Services and Local Employment:
s6.4.3: Will the applicant rely on local services and employment where possible?
YES
Describe the services retained and people to be employed.
Local hunters for samples, HTO, Aqqiumavvik Society, and translators

Communication on Scientific Research:
s6.4.4: Will the applicant communicate with communities in language that is clear, non-technical, in Inuktitut and English and communicate to the affected communities the results of all scientific res
YES

Consultation with Nunavut Research Institute:
s6.4.5: Has the applicant made all reasonable efforts to consult with the Nunavut Research Institute about research that would benefit or interest local residents?
YES
Describe the results of your consultation.
Discussion on where to house any interviews that records Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit.

PARTICULAR AREAS
Game Sanctuary:
s2.4.1: Is the project proposal located, in whole or in part, within the Thelon Game sanctuary?
NO

Bird Sanctuary:
s2.4.1: Is the project proposal located, in whole or in part, within the Mc Connell River Migratory Bird Sanctuary, the Harry Gibbons Migratory Bird Sanctuary or, the East Bay Migratory Bird Sanctuary
NO

Southern Southampton Island and Coats Island:
s3.4.5: Is the project proposal located, in whole or in part, in southern Southampton Island and Coats Island?
NO
If yes, does the project proposal involve hydrocarbon exploration?
YES
Municipal Lands:
s1.4.3: Is the project located, in whole or in part, within municipal boundaries?
YES

PARTICULAR ACTIVITIES



New Land Use:
Does the project proposal involve a new type of land use never engaged in before in the region?
NO

Code of Good Conduct for Land Users:
Appendix 2: The applicant undertakes to adhere to the Code of Good Conduct at all times.
YES