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Working together to preserve Arctic Char. The Save our Char Committee (SOCC) was developed in the fall of 2007 out of concern for the significant decline of arctic char in the Pistolet Bay area Goals : to reverse the decline of this small unique population of arctic char before it was too late.

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working together to preserve arctic char
Working together to preserve Arctic Char
  • The Save our Char Committee (SOCC) was developed in the fall of 2007 out of concern for the significant decline of arctic char in the Pistolet Bay area
  • Goals: to reverse the decline of this small unique population of arctic char before it was too late
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REDB Role:
  • Nordic Economic Development Board partnered with St. Anthony Basin Resources Inc. (SABRI)
  • REDB provided assistance in sourcing funding, completing a five-year strategic recovery plan and helping with communications activities
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REDB staff members have attended regular meetings to help develop a plan to maintain this species of arctic char at Western Brook

  • Nordic assists with the implementation of public consultation and awareness via public meetings and its own website
  • The SOCC webpage can be found on Nordic’s website
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Outcomes:

  • The creation of a five year strategic recovery plan will help the SOCC determine the resource they are working with, steps necessary to increase the resource and the social impacts that it will have on the region
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Future Opportunities:

  • Possible arctic char hatchery in the Pistolet Bay area
  • Tourism development in partnership with the St. Anthony & Area Chamber of Commerce for a visitor information centre and arctic char interpretative site
  • Both natural resource and tourism development would lead to increased business development in the region