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COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report on the Bering Cisco in Canada

Biographical Summary of Report Writer

Recently retired from the Yukon Government, Nick de Graff worked for over nine years as the Yukon’s only freshwater fisheries biologist. He is presently the manager of Can-nic-a-nick Environmental Sciences, a company based in Whitehorse that consults for both government and industry. Well versed in anadromous and freshwater fish species, Nick has worked over the years in many fisheries fields that include aquaculture, population and habitat assessment and fisheries research throughout northern Manitoba and the Yukon Territory. Mr. de Graff has worked specifically in the fisheries and aquatic sciences for 25 years, all in a northern setting. He currently lives in rural Yukon with his wife and two teenaged children.

Authorities Contacted and Personal Communications

Brown, R. Fishery Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 101 12th Ave., Box 17, Room 222, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701.

Chang-Kue, K. Impact Assessment Biologist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Peterborough District Office, 501 Towerhill Road, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada  K9H 7N2. 

Couture, J. Board Member, Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board, 2nd Floor, 106 Main Street, Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5P7.

Duncan, J. Habitat Steward, Yukon Salmon Committee, P.O. Box 844, Dawson City, Yukon  Y0B 1G0.

Lawrence, M. Senior Fisheries Biologist. North/South Consultants Inc., Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3Y 1G4.

Milligan, P. Stock Assessment Biologist, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 100-419 Range Road, Whitehorse, Yukon  Y1A 3V1.

Nagano, R. Lands and Resource Stewart, Tr’ondek Hwech’in Lands and Resource Department, Box 599, Dawson City, Yukon  Y0B 1G0.

Ratynski, R.A. Coordinator for Species at Risk, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Freshwater Institute, 501 University Crescent, Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3T 2N6.

Reist, J. Section Head, Arctic Fish Ecology/Assessment, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Arctic Research Division, 501 University Crescent, Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3T 2N6.

Stephenson, S. Fisheries Management Biologist, NWT West Area - Central and Arctic Region, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Box 1871, Inuvik, NT  X0E 0T0.

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