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Ontario Chapter

of the American Fisheries Society

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What’s New

Ontario Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

2016 AFS-OC Annual Meeting – Draft Agenda Now Available for Viewing

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. Our keynote […]


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 […]

Events & Workshops

Royal Ontario Museum

2016 Ontario Fish Identification Workshops – April 12-14, 20-22, 25-28, May 2-4, 5-6

If you are a fisheries biologist or a student registered in a fisheries biology program, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Department of Natural History, is providing an opportunity to improve your fish identification skills. The workshops are designed primarily for professionals, technicians, field biologists, and environmental consultants — but other interested individuals, including university and […]


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

 Keynote speaker – CARS Legend of Canadian Fisheries Science and Management – Dr. Henry Regier!

View the Draft Agenda and 2016 Annual Meeting and Conference for details.

Registration is now available through our Online Store. AFS-OC Members and students are eligible for discounted rates. Special earlybird rates in effect until February 11th.