De Beers' Annual Fish Tasting at Snap Lake Mine

04/05/2015 11:01

Located 220 kilometres northeast of the city of Yellowknife and next to the remote lake from which it takes its name, De Beers’ Snap Lake Mine is Canada’s first completely underground diamond mine. The fish tasting is one of the ways the De Beers team works to strengthen traditional knowledge-based environmental programs as part of its partnership with local Aboriginal communities. 

“We carry out regular water quality sampling, and regular scientific fish monitoring programs, to confirm our operations are not impacting aquatic habitats. Through stringent environmental monitoring and adaptive management, we strive to protect these habitats so local communities will be able to continue to harvest fish from the lake after the mine closes,” says Corporate Affairs Manager Tom Ormsby.