Table 2. The general series of questions used as a guide for semidirective interviews.

Subject General questions


Breeding area characteristics of outflow or inflow charr


Where and when were charr found within rivers, i.e., where did fishing take place?
How did the informant capture charr?
Did charr use the same or different areas for breeding each year?
Did charr spawn every year?
What did charr look like in appearance, e.g., color/shape/size?
Did all charr captured look the same or were there any differences in their size/shape/color?
Had the number of charr increased, decreased or stayed the same over the years since they had fished?
Feeding area characteristics
of outflow or inflow charr

Where and when were charr found in the lake, i.e., where did fishing take place?
What techniques did the informant use to capture charr?
Did charr use the same or different areas for feeding in the lake each year?
What did charr look like in appearance, e.g., color/shape/size?
Did all charr captured look the same or were there any differences in their size/shape/color?
Had the number of charr increased, decreased or stayed the same over the years since they had fished?
Aboriginal concerns relating to human pressure on the species

What factors might contribute to:
(1) Short-term or long-term changes in how many charr there are?
(2) Where charr moved around in the lake and rivers?
Did the informant have any concerns about the health of charr in the lake?
What could be done to protect brook charr for future generations?