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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 http://fisheries.org/membership.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) conducted its annual electrofishing survey in the lower reaches of the Credit River recently and CVC staff (and AFS-OC members) Phil Bird and Jon Clayton discuss the health of the Credit River ecosystem.
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 […]
President’s Message – Ann Rocchi
President’s Message – Ann Rocchi
President’s Message – Ann Rocchi, 2013 AFS-OC AGM Summary – Katie Easterling, Book Review – “The Great Lakes Ecosystem: Uses, Abuses and the need for a Course Correction” – Ken Minns, Featured Biologist – Chris Bunt, Biotactic Incorporated
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.