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Ontario Chapter

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What’s New

Ontario Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

AFS-OC Membership Update

As of September 2014, the Ontario Chapter has 142 members! The membership includes 79 regular, 36 student, 18 young professional, 7 retired and 2 life members. Have you renewed your membership for 2014? Are you a member yet? If not, see  the Become a Member page to find out why you should join today! Join or renew for 2014 at

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Employment Opportunity – Fisheries Biologist, Michigan DNR

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently recruiting for a full-time, permanent Fisheries Biologist 9-P11 position located in Crystal Falls within the Fisheries Division. This position is open to all applicants. Interested applicants must apply through NEOGOV. Please note that the application period closes on September 25th. If you are interested in obtaining […]

American Fisheries Society

AFS Membership Survey

The AFS membership committee has been soliciting participation in a membership survey (it’s quick and easy to complete). In addition to members, we are also interested in getting participation from non-members with experience/interest related to the fisheries profession. Please use the link provided below to complete the survey if you haven’t done so yet, or pass […]


W.B. Scott

William Beverley “Bev” Scott (1917 – 2014)

The Ontario Chapter was saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. William Beverley (Bev) Scott on Monday, August 18, 2014. Bev was a strong supporter of the American Fisheries Society and the Ontario Chapter and had just turned 97 in July.  Dr. Scott was curator of ichthyology at the Royal Ontario Museum from 1950 to […]

Canadian Aquatic Resources Section

CARS announces inaugural inductees to “Legends of Canadian Fisheries Science and Management”

During the 144th American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting in Québec City, the Canadian Aquatic Resources Section (CARS) announced the inaugural inductees to the new “Legends of Canadian Fisheries Science and Management”. Canada has a long and illustrious history in fisheries science and management. Indeed, many scientific discoveries, assessment tools, and even contemporary management strategies can be attributed to Canadian fisheries professionals. […]

Events & Workshops

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

Ontario Stream Assessment Protocol Course – September 29-October 3; October 6-10, 2014

Two Ontario Stream Assessment Protocol (OSAP) courses are to held this fall in Northern Ontario. The first in Thunder Bay will take place from September 29th to October 3rd and the second the following week in Timmins (Oct 6th to Oct 1oth). Registration for these courses can be found through the Workshops/Seminars drop down list […]


Annual Meeting

2015 Ontario Chapter Annual Meeting

The 2015 Ontario Chapter Annual General Meeting and Conference will be held February 26th to 28th at YMCA Geneva Park in Orillia. Further details will be posted when they become available.