Arctic Char

Arctic Char

Inuttitut Name:


Scientific Name:

Salvelinus Alpinus

Average Weight:

2.3 kilogram to 4.5 kilograms

Average Lifespan:

20 years

Arctic Char

Arctic char support commercial and domestic fisheries that connect people through harvesting, processing and sharing, and impact food security and family economies in northern Labrador. Char in Labrador is managed under three stock complexes; Voisey’s, Nain and Okak. Most char are anadromous, meaning they travel between freshwater and marine environments, but only spawn in freshwater, while some char occur only in freshwater.

Arctic Char

Estimates: N/A
Population: N/A

Arctic char is found throughout the circumpolar north and all along the coast of Labrador.

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