Table 4. Summary of traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) for brook charr feeding area characteristics reported by local experts of the community of Mistissini. When information was unavailable from particular experts, blank spaces are used. Asterisks denote when community fishers and/or fishing guides made similar comments.

Informant #
Seasonal movements and description of appearance
Dates
1, 14, 15
Large charr west of outflow along rocky shoals and islands

June–July
3
Large charr west of outflow along rocky shoals and islands; charr caught east of outflow up to 20 km were very fat and deep-bodied like fish found on fall breeding areas in the Rupert outflow

June–August
4, 17
Large charr west of outflow along rocky shoals and islands

Mainly June–July, but sometimes until October
1, 2, 3, 4, 14
Colored charr of 0.5–1 kg arrived in outflow at the end of July; larger charr of 2–3 kg arrived at the end of August and September

Late July–September
3, 18–20*
Charr frequently captured around rocky shoals and bays along the lake’s island chain traveled in schools

June–July
3, 18–20*
Charr easiest to capture in June and the end of August in shallow water (0–5 m)

June–August
20
“Waves” of charr move along island chain towards inflows

End of August
18–20
Charr captured along island chain moved around extensively

June–August
16, 20*
Long, silvery charr were captured along the island chain.

June-August
3
Charr captured along the island chain were paler and had less fat than charr caught near or in the outflow.
June–July