Cooperative Fisheries Inventory Program 1998
Details of the development, implementation, and results of the Cooperative Fisheries Inventory Program (CFIP) are presented in this manuscript. The CFIP is a comprehensive and cooperative venture sponsored by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the timber harvest industry, and Alberta anglers through the Alberta Conservation Association (formerly the Buck For Wildlife: Fisheries Habitat Development Program) trust fund. This program was designed to augment the informational database pertaining to fish and fish habitat from prescribed areas within the Northwest Boreal Region of Alberta. The CFIP was initiated in the spring of 1993 and is proposed to continue until at least the fall of 1997.
Information collected from this program will be presented in electronic and GIS compatible formats and will be accessible to all participating partners. The database developed during the CFIP represents an appreciable increase in knowledge of regional fisheries and will be integrated into current and future timber harvest planning and review processes.