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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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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

Elementa

Recovery of a Mining-damaged Stream Ecosystem

This paper presents a 30+ year record of changes in benthic macroinvertebrate communities and fish populations associated with improving water quality in mining-influenced streams. Panther Creek, a tributary to the Salmon River in central Idaho, USA suffered intensive damage from mining and milling operations at the Blackbird Mine that released copper (Cu), arsenic (As), and cobalt (Co) into tributaries. From the 1960s through the 1980s, no fish and few aquatic invertebrates could be found in 40 km of mine-affected reaches of Panther Creek downstream of the metals contaminated tributaries, Blackbird and Big Deer Creeks.

IISD

Employment Opportunity – Research Assistant (Fisheries)

The IISD Experimental Lakes Area Inc. (IISD-ELA), near Kenora, Ontario, Canada / Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada seeks an enthusiastic individual interested in contributing their expertise to the IISD-ELA team. The Research Assistant will be involved in data collection for whole-ecosystem experiments and a long-term ecological monitoring program. The incumbent will assist with the monitoring of populations […]

TRCA

MTO Fisheries Specialists Training Under the MTO/DFO/OMNRF Fisheries Protocol – April 28-30, 2015

Course location Earth Rangers Building, in The Living City Campus at Kortright (9520 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge ON L4L 1A6) Registration The cost to participate in this training is $450, plus tax. All course material, lunches and refreshments are included in this cost. Please note that all participants must register by Friday, April 10 2015. Purpose […]


News

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 […]


Events & Workshops

TRCA

MTO Fisheries Specialists Training Under the MTO/DFO/OMNRF Fisheries Protocol – April 28-30, 2015

Course location Earth Rangers Building, in The Living City Campus at Kortright (9520 Pine Valley Drive, Woodbridge ON L4L 1A6) Registration The cost to participate in this training is $450, plus tax. All course material, lunches and refreshments are included in this cost. Please note that all participants must register by Friday, April 10 2015. Purpose […]

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries Act Information Sessions – Spring 2015

In 2012, the Fisheries Act was amended in an attempt to better manage threats to the sustainability and productivity of Canada’s recreational, commercial and Aboriginal fisheries. These amendments included: Clear and consistent application of streamlined review process Enhanced compliance and protection Partnerships with agencies and organizations for best placed delivery of services The Canadian Aquatic […]

Carleton University

Ontario Scientific Diving Course – July 10-26, 2015

Accredited by the Diving Certification Board of Canada (January 2014) this training program was developed to bring research diving back into Ontario by meeting both the high regulatory requirements of Ontario’s Labour Code and the specific needs of the scientific and research community. Location: Queens University Biological Research Station (QUBS) 280 Queen’s University Rd., RR #1, […]


Newsletters


Annual Meeting

2015 Ontario Chapter Annual Meeting

The 2015 Annual Meeting and Conference will be held February 26th to 28th at YMCA Geneva Park in Orillia. The theme for the 2015 Annual Meeting is “Moving Forward Following a Wave of Change“. See the Final Program. Students are eligible for the E.J. Crossman Award for Best Student Oral Presentation. The OBN Award for Best Student Poster will also be presented. Online Registration is available. Special early-bird registration rates in effect until February 13th. Ontario Chapter members and students are eligible for discounted rates.