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Ontario Chapter

of the American Fisheries Society

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Welcome to the ONTARIO CHAPTER of the AMERICAN FISHERIES SOCIETY

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We welcome any and all suggestions, links, news releases, events, announcements, job postings and contributions to the website and/or newsletter. Please forward to the Webmaster, Newsletter Editor or any member of the Executive Committee and we will ensure they are posted and/or distributed in a timely fashion.

What’s New highlights the newest postings and our News page provides the latest news items relevant to Ontario’s fisheries. Look to News & Events for upcoming community events, workshops, courses, meetings and conferences. Chapter members are encouraged to submit papers, presentations, posters or research for our Member Publications page and to check out the Members Area for newsletters, employment, training and educational opportunities. The Links page offers useful links for fisheries, natural resources, government, on-line journals, organizations/associations, software/apps and social media.

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What’s New

A Monograph on Ciscoes of the Laurentian Great Lakes and Lake Nipigon

Following a nearly four-year team effort at analysis and writing, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission announces publication of Ciscoes (Coregonus, subgenus Leucichthys) of the Great Lakes and Lake Nipigon. This report, styled as a monograph, is available online now and will soon be printed for field use. 

AFS-OC Membership Update

As of May 3 2017, the Ontario Chapter has 158 paid members! The membership includes 70 regular, 46 student, 31 young professional, 8 retired and 3 life members. Have you renewed your membership for 2017? Are you a member yet? If not, see  the Become a Member page to find out why you should join today. Join or renew at http://fisheries.org/membership and […]

Women in Biology Lecture – May 17, 2017

The AFS-OC would like to invite Chapter Members and Friends to an event from our ‘Women in Biology’ lecture series. Guest speaker: Deborah Martin-Downs, CAO of Credit Valley Conservation Authority Date: Wednesday, May 17th 2017 Time: 6:30pm Location: Credit Valley Conservation Authority Head Office, 1255 Old Derry Road, Mississauga, ON L5N 6R4


News

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat (CSAS) posts Grass Carp Risk Assessment Reports

The following reports resulting from the June 1-3, 2015, Binational Ecological Risk Assessment for Grass Carp in the Great Lakes Basin were posted on the Canadian Advisory Secretariat’s website today:

CARS announces 2016 inductees to “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. The Canadian Aquatic Resources Section of the American Fisheries Society has launched a program called “Legends of Canadian Fisheries Science and Management”.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Government of Canada launches public consultation on changes to the Fisheries Act

Online public consultation marks the first step in following through with the commitment to restore lost protections and incorporate modern safeguards Ottawa, Ontario – Thriving fish populations and healthy fish habitat are vital to the well-being of Canadian society. The Government of Canada is inviting Canadians to join in a conversation about the protections needed […]


Events & Workshops

Women in Biology Lecture – May 17, 2017

The AFS-OC would like to invite Chapter Members and Friends to an event from our ‘Women in Biology’ lecture series. Guest speaker: Deborah Martin-Downs, CAO of Credit Valley Conservation Authority Date: Wednesday, May 17th 2017 Time: 6:30pm Location: Credit Valley Conservation Authority Head Office, 1255 Old Derry Road, Mississauga, ON L5N 6R4

Ontario Fish Identification Workshop – June 10-11, 2017

Date/Time: June 10-11, 2017 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Location: Durham College – UOIT – 2000 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4 The 2017 Fish ID workshop will involve a series of lectures and hands-on experience (i.e. working through preserved specimens with dichotomous keys such as those in Freshwater Fishes of Canada) designed to highlight the key identification […]

Class 2 Backpack Electrofishing Certification – May 26, 2017

Date/Time: May 26, 2017 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Location: Boyd Office – 9755 Canada Company Ave, Woodbridge, ON The main emphasis of this course is the safe use of backpack electrofishing units. The topics covered will include protective equipment, safe procedures and backups or failsafes. The course will also include the fundamentals of electrical […]


Newsletters

Volume XVI, Issue I – The Lateral Line

HIGHLIGHTS: President’s Message – Jessica Wright, 2017 AFS-OC AGM – March 2-4, Geneva Pak, Orillia, Working With Indigenous Peoples Workshop – Gary Pritchard, Student Subunit Update – Vivian Nguyen, 2017 AGM Keynote Speaker – Dr. John Casselman, Ontario’s Lost Kokanee Salmon – Brian Morrison, Why Should I Attend This Year’s AGM? – Jessica Wright

Volume XV, Issue II – The Lateral Line

HIGHLIGHTS: President’s Message – Lee Gutowsky, AFS-OC ExComm Nominees – Phil Bird, Bill Gardner, AFS-OC Student Subunit – New Executive, 2016 AFS-OC AGM – Award Winners, Nottawasaga River Walleye: A Unique Spawning Population – Brian Morrison and Fred Dobbs, World Fish Migration Day 2016 – Vivian Nguyen

Volume XV, Issue I – The Lateral Line

HIGHLIGHTS: President’s Message – Lee Gutowsky, AFS-OC Social – Women in Biology – Ann Rocchi, AFS-OC Student Subunit – Student Success Workshop – Jake Brownscombe, Lake Trout Diversity in Lake Superior: Dog River Lake Trout – Nick Jones, 2016 AFS-OC AGM Keynote Speaker – Henry Regier


Annual Meeting

2018 Ontario Chapter Annual Meeting

February 22–24, Geneva Park, Orillia, Ontario

Details to be announced. See Annual Meetings for synopses of past meetings.

AFS-OC Members and students are eligible for discounted rates.

OFFLHD

Ontario Freshwater Fishes Life History Database

Ontario Freshwater Fishes Life History Database

  • a fully searchable database for all Ontario and adjacent Great Lakes freshwater fishes including introduced, extirpated and extinct species
  • contains current information pertaining to life history, habitat, size and age, distribution, conservation status, ecological value, reproduction and nomenclature for 154 species, 3 subspecies and 2 established hybrids
  • includes photographs, range maps, notes, Ontario record lengths and weights, information sources, glossary of terms and related web links

ontariofishes.ca