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Ontario Chapter

of the American Fisheries Society

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Hoop Netting
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Lake Chub
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Lake Superior
Port Dover Pier
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What’s New

New Link –

A link to the website has been added to the Employment Opportunities page under the Environmental category.  WorkCabin is “Canada’s Environmental Jobs Board”, specializing in the fields of conservation, wildlife services and research, renewable energy, forest stewardship and forestry, environmental education, ecotourism, environmental services and more. Canada needs conservation talent like you! If you’re a qualified environmental candidate or […]

Ontario Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

2016 AFS-OC Annual Meeting – 1st Notice and Call for Presenters

Interested in meeting fisheries professionals and other students interested in fisheries and aquatic sciences? Come join us February 25th – February 27th, for our 2016 Annual Meeting and Conference at the Geneva Park Conference Centre, on the shores of Lake Couchiching near Orillia. This year’s theme is Celebrating Evidence-Based Decision Making in Ontario and Abroad. Those planning […]


Ontario's Provincial Fish Strategy

MNRF Releases Provincial Fish Strategy

In April 2015, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry launched the Provincial Fish Strategy, Fish for the Future, to provide up-to-date direction for the management of Ontario’s fish, fisheries and supporting ecosystems. The Strategy was developed through extensive input and the engagement of Aboriginal communities, agency partners and key stakeholders. The primary purposes […]

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


Volume 14 Issue 1

Volume XIV, Issue I – The Lateral Line

HIGHLIGHTS: President’s Message – Sean Stuart, 2015 AFS-OC AGM Summary, AFS-OC Social – Ripley’s Aquarium – Montgomery Fielding, 2015 AFS-OC AGM Award Winners, C.A.R.S. Update – Jack Imhof, Introduction to New Newsletter Editors – Kim LeBrun and Siobhan Ewert, “Tools of the Trade” Exposition – Bill Gardner

Annual Meeting

2016 Ontario Chapter Annual Meeting

Theme: Celebrating Evidence-Based Decision Making in Ontario and Abroad

February 25–27, Geneva Park, Orillia, Ontario

See First Notice and Call for Presenters.