Yukon Traditional Foods Monitoring Program

Updated 2000-07-04

Short Term i) to provide additional information for use in updating health advisories. Long Term i)to investigate the fate and effects of contaminant deposition and transport to the Yukon, allowing Northerners to better manage the issue of contaminants. ii)to determine levels of contaminants for use in long term trend monitoring.

This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Project time span
1992 -
Data collection
1992 - 2000
Data processing
1992 - 2000
Data reporting
1992 - 2000

Contact information

Contact person
Pat Roach
345-300 Main Street Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2B5 Canada
+1 867-667-3139
+1 867-667-3341
Other project contacts
Mark Palmer

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Heavy metals
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Freshwater fish
Freshwater mammals
Higher plants
Terrestrial birds
Terrestrial mammals


Regions studied
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
If no (or only part of data are reported to a TDC), where and how are (other) data stored?
All data is public information within a maintained database using Access.
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
Specimen banking information

Duplicate samples are collected, over 500 samples are available. They are stored at -80c.

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

Working on a report will update when available. Lab methods are those applied by Fisheries and Oceans, Canada.

QA/QC Information (what QA/QC procedures are implemented, laboratories involvment in QA/QC activities, model verification/validation routines, etc.)

F&O laboratory participates in the national Northern Contaminants Program QA/QC initiative.

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

Northern Contaminants Program

Indigenous AND traditional knowledge used in this project

Traditional knowledge (TK) is used through the project in areas such as dietary patterns, sample locations and populations.

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