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COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report on the Atlantic Walrus in Canada

Biographical Summary of Report Writer

D. Bruce Stewart, M.Sc., is a zoologist with training in ecology and physiology. From 1977–86, he planned and conducted baseline research on aquatic resources throughout the NWT and Nunavut for the Northern Land Use Information Series (NLUIS) Mapping Program. He has worked with Inuit on the land to study anadromous Arctic charr populations and in the communities to compile traditional knowledge of the distribution and biology of narwhals and belugas in the Canadian eastern Arctic. As Head of Arctic Biological Consultants, Bruce has provided expert advice on aquatic resources, parks initiatives, and resource developments to government, industry, and native organizations. This work has included preparation of a comprehensive fishery development strategy for the Canadian Beaufort Sea/Amundsen Gulf area for the Inuvialuit; reviews of information on fish populations and harvests in the Nunavut, Sahtu Dene and Metis, Gwich'in, North Slave, South Slave and Deh Cho settlement areas for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO); and studies that recommend areas for consideration as new National Marine Parks in Hudson Bay and James Bay. In 1991–93, the Ministers of the Environment for Canada and Manitoba appointed Bruce to a six-member panel charged with conducting a public review of the potential environmental effects of the $5.7 billion Conawapa hydroelectric development proposed by Manitoba Hydro. He has also assessed the potential impacts of the Nanisivik Mine and the Diavik and Jericho diamond projects on the aquatic environment, and recently prepared an overview of the Hudson Bay marine ecosystem for DFO, and the narwhal update for COSEWIC. Bruce has written over 70 scientific publications and reports, published popular articles and photographs in Canadian Geographic and The Beaver, and lectured on the Arctic to a wide variety of audiences.


Personal Communications/Authorities Contacted

Arragutainaq, L. 2003. Secretary Manager, Sanikiluaq Hunters and Trappers Association, General Delivery, Sanikiluaq, Nunavut X0A 0W0. 

Baillargeon, D. 2003. Coordinator, Aboriginal Fisheries Branch, Fisheries and Oceans, 104 Dalhousie, Québec G1K 7Y7.

Chenier, C. 2003. Cochrane District Office. P.O. Box 730, 2nd Third Avenue. Cochrane, ON. P0L 1C0.

de March, B.G.E. September 2003. Marine Mammals Geneticist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 501 University Crescent, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N6.

Desrosiers, J. October 2003. Biologist. 470, Dolbeau, Québec, QC. G1S 2R5.

Dietz, Rune. Feb. 2006. Scientist, Dansk Miljøundersøgelser, Arktisk Afdeling, Roskilde, Denmark.

Ditz, K. May 2002. Fisheries Management Biologist, Eastern Arctic Area, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Box 358, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0.

Galipeau, J. August 2004. Conservation/Management Biologist, Nunavut Wildlife Management Board, P.O. Box 1379, Iqaluit, Nunavut, X0A 0H0.

Hall, P. July 2003. Fisheries Management Coordinator, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Fisheries Management Program, 501 University Crescent, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N6.

Itorcheak, I. 2003. Acting Field Supervisor, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Eastern Arctic Area Office, Box 358, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0.

Kattuk, P. 1993. Mayor of Sanikiluaq, Sanikiluaq, Nunavut X0A 0W0.

Kingsley , M.C.S. 2003. Afdelingschef, Pattedyr og Fugle, Grønlands Naturinstitut.

Lockhart, L. 2003.

McGowan, D.K. 2003. Conservation Education Coordinator, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 501 University Crescent, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N6.

Newton, S. 2003. Integrated Management Planner, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Fisheries Management Program, 501 University Crescent, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N6.

Novalinga, Z. 1993. Environmental Committee, Sanikiluaq, Nunavut X0A 0W0.

Olpinski, S. 2003. Science and Policy Advisor, Resource Development Department, Makivik Corporation, 1111 Dr. Frederik-Philips Blvd., 3rd Floor, Ville St-Laurent, Quebec, H4M 2X6.

Pattimore, J. 1986. formerly Harvest Coordinator, Baffin Region Inuit Association, Iqaluit, Nunavut. XOA OHO.

Proulx, J.-F. 2003. Direction de santé publique du Nunavik.

Ratynski, R.A. 2003. Species at Risk Coordinator, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 501 University Crescent, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N6.

Reeves, R.R. May 2002. OKAPI Wildlife Associates, 27 Chandler Lane, Hudson, Quebec J0P 1H0,

Richard, P.R. 2003. Fisheries Management Coordinator, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Fisheries Management Program, 501 University Crescent, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N6.

Sang, S. 2003. Arctic and National Programs, Wildlife Toxicology, WWF – Canada, 245 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 410, Toronto, Ontario M4P 3J1.

Sjare, B. 2005. Research Scientist, Marine Mammals Section, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre White Hills, P.O. Box 5667, St John's, Newfoundland, A1C 5X1.

Stewart, R.E.A. 2003. Research Scientist, Marine Mammal Productivity, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 501 University Crescent, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N6.

Walton, L.R. 2003. Waterfowl Population Specialist, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Wildlife Research and Development Section, Hwy 101E, Postal Bag 3020, South Porcupine, ON, P0N 1H0.

Wheatley, M. September 2003. Director of Wildlife Management, Nunavut Wildlife Management Board, P.O. Box 1379, Iqaluit, Nunavut, X0A 0H0.

Wright, D.G. July 2002. Coordinator, Environmental Affairs, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Oceans Program, 501 University Crescent, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N6.

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