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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 employment, training and educational opportunities. The Links page offers relevant web links for fisheries, natural resources, government, on-line journals, organizations and associations.

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Canadian Recreational Fisheries: 35 Years of Social, Biological, and Economic Dynamics from a National Survey

Fisheries and Oceans Canada has collected a unique, long-term data set on the social, biological, and economic dynamics of Canada’s recreational fisheries. Starting in 1975, these data were collected through mail surveys to recreational anglers at 5-year intervals. A longitudinal analysis revealed that there was an average of 4.5 million licensed anglers catching an annual average of 255 million fish.

Ontario Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

AFS-OC Membership

As of July 2014, the Ontario Chapter has 134 members! The membership includes 78 regular, 34 student, 15 young professional, 5 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 […]

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Ecological Risk of Live Bait Fisheries: A New Angle on Selective Fishing

The use of live baitfish is a cultural norm in many jurisdictions across North America. Because baitfish are often harvested from mixed stocks in the wild, the potential for bycatch exists, leading to the inadvertent relocation of nontarget species via distribution networks and anglers; therefore, like many fisheries, core issues revolve around selective fishing.


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Ontario Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

AFS-OC Comments on Draft Provincial Fish Strategy

The Ontario Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (AFS-OC) Executive Committee has provided comments on the draft Provincial Fish Strategy prepared by the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR). “Ontario’s Provincial Fish Strategy: Fish for the Future” is a guiding document for managing fisheries resources in Ontario. It identifies provincial fisheries goals and objectives and tactics to […]


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Annual Meeting

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2014 Ontario Chapter Annual Meeting

The 2014 Ontario Chapter Annual Meeting will be held August 17th @ 3-4 pm in Room 2104B, at the Québec City Convention Centre during the 144th American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting in Québec City, Québec.