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of the American Fisheries Society

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What’s New


NCD-AFS President’s Blog

The second North Central Division “President’s Blog” is up on the NCD website. Thanks to Brian Borkholder for organizing this page on our NCD websites!  And thanks to all of you who have read and/or commented on the first blog!  Your feedback and input is appreciated!


NCD-AFS President’s Blog

The inaugural North Central Division President’s Blog is up on the NCD website. This blog is one way that we’re working to increase communication and dissemination of timely information to the members of the Division. New posts will be added monthly.


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


MTO Fisheries Specialists Training Under the MTO/DFO/OMNRF Fisheries Protocol – October 6-9, 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, September 25, 2015. Purpose […]


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

February 25–27, Geneva Park, Orillia, Ontario

See past Annual Meetings.