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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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We welcome any and all suggestions, links, news releases, events, announcements, job postings and contributions to the website and/or newsletter. Please forward to the Webmaster, Newsletter Editor or any member of the Executive Committee and we will ensure they are posted and/or distributed in a timely fashion.

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

2018 AFS-OC AGM First Notice and Call for Presenters

Come join us for our 2018 Annual Meeting and Conference at the Geneva Park Conference Centre, on the shores of Lake Couchiching near Orillia. February 22-24, 2018 “Renaturalization, Restoration, and Sustainability of Ontario Fisheries”

AFS-OC Executive Committee Election Results

Congratulations to the candidates who were elected during the recent Ontario Chapter Executive Committee election. Jan Moryk was elected to the position of President-Elect for 2017-18. Voting was unanimous with a total of 29 votes cast in favour, representing approximately 17% of the membership. The term of office for President-Elect is one year, leading to the position of President in 2018-19, and Past-President […]

AFS-OC Festive Mix ‘n’ Mingle

American Fisheries Society Ontario Chapter Festive Mix ‘n’ Mingle Please join us for an evening of networking, socializing and refreshments for the Holiday season! Date: Saturday December 2nd, 2017 Time: 7:00 – 10:00 pm Location: PIE Wood Fired Pizza Joint, 200 Whitmore Road, Unit 13, Woodbridge, Ontario 905-850-9963 Limited Seating – please RSVP either: Bill Glass or […]


News

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat (CSAS) posts Grass Carp Risk Assessment Reports

The following reports resulting from the June 1-3, 2015, Binational Ecological Risk Assessment for Grass Carp in the Great Lakes Basin were posted on the Canadian Advisory Secretariat’s website today:

CARS announces 2016 inductees to “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. The Canadian Aquatic Resources Section of the American Fisheries Society has launched a program called “Legends of Canadian Fisheries Science and Management”.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Government of Canada launches public consultation on changes to the Fisheries Act

Online public consultation marks the first step in following through with the commitment to restore lost protections and incorporate modern safeguards Ottawa, Ontario – Thriving fish populations and healthy fish habitat are vital to the well-being of Canadian society. The Government of Canada is inviting Canadians to join in a conversation about the protections needed […]


Events & Workshops

AFS-OC Festive Mix ‘n’ Mingle

American Fisheries Society Ontario Chapter Festive Mix ‘n’ Mingle Please join us for an evening of networking, socializing and refreshments for the Holiday season! Date: Saturday December 2nd, 2017 Time: 7:00 – 10:00 pm Location: PIE Wood Fired Pizza Joint, 200 Whitmore Road, Unit 13, Woodbridge, Ontario 905-850-9963 Limited Seating – please RSVP either: Bill Glass or […]

AFS-OC Fall Seminar (via WebEx)

American Fisheries Society Ontario Chapter Fall Seminar “Ontario Department of Planning and Development Conservation Report Data Inform Fisheries Management 30 and 60 Years Later” Lecturer: Nicholas E. Mandrak, University of Toronto Date: Wednesday, December 13th 2017 Time: 1:00 pm Location: WebEx Contact: Brian Morrison bmorrison@grca.on.ca to register See flyer.


Newsletters

Volume XVI, Issue I – The Lateral Line

HIGHLIGHTS: President’s Message – Jessica Wright, 2017 AFS-OC AGM – March 2-4, Geneva Pak, Orillia, Working With Indigenous Peoples Workshop – Gary Pritchard, Student Subunit Update – Vivian Nguyen, 2017 AGM Keynote Speaker – Dr. John Casselman, Ontario’s Lost Kokanee Salmon – Brian Morrison, Why Should I Attend This Year’s AGM? – Jessica Wright

Volume XV, Issue II – The Lateral Line

HIGHLIGHTS: President’s Message – Lee Gutowsky, AFS-OC ExComm Nominees – Phil Bird, Bill Gardner, AFS-OC Student Subunit – New Executive, 2016 AFS-OC AGM – Award Winners, Nottawasaga River Walleye: A Unique Spawning Population – Brian Morrison and Fred Dobbs, World Fish Migration Day 2016 – Vivian Nguyen

Volume XV, Issue I – The Lateral Line

HIGHLIGHTS: President’s Message – Lee Gutowsky, AFS-OC Social – Women in Biology – Ann Rocchi, AFS-OC Student Subunit – Student Success Workshop – Jake Brownscombe, Lake Trout Diversity in Lake Superior: Dog River Lake Trout – Nick Jones, 2016 AFS-OC AGM Keynote Speaker – Henry Regier


Annual Meeting

2018 Ontario Chapter Annual Meeting

“Renaturalization, Restoration, and Sustainability
of Ontario Fisheries”

February 22–24, Geneva Park, Orillia, Ontario

Details to be announced. See Annual Meetings for synopses of past meetings.

AFS-OC Members and students are eligible for discounted rates.

OFFLHD

Ontario Freshwater Fishes Life History Database

Ontario Freshwater Fishes Life History Database

  • a fully searchable database for all Ontario and adjacent Great Lakes freshwater fishes including introduced, extirpated and extinct species
  • contains current information pertaining to life history, habitat, size and age, distribution, conservation status, ecological value, reproduction and nomenclature for 154 species, 3 subspecies and 2 established hybrids
  • includes photographs, range maps, notes, Ontario record lengths and weights, information sources, glossary of terms and related web links

ontariofishes.ca