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Fisheries and Oceans Canada has collected a unique, long-term data set on the social, biological, and economic dynamics of Canada’s recreational fisheries. Starting in 1975, these data were collected through mail surveys to recreational anglers at 5-year intervals. A longitudinal analysis revealed that there was an average of 4.5 million licensed anglers catching an annual average of 255 million fish.
As of July 2014, the Ontario Chapter has 134 members! The membership includes 78 regular, 34 student, 15 young professional, 5 retired and 2 life members. Have you renewed your membership for 2014? Are you a member yet? If not, see the Become a Member page to find out why you should join today! Join or renew for 2014 […]
The use of live baitfish is a cultural norm in many jurisdictions across North America. Because baitfish are often harvested from mixed stocks in the wild, the potential for bycatch exists, leading to the inadvertent relocation of nontarget species via distribution networks and anglers; therefore, like many fisheries, core issues revolve around selective fishing.
Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) conducted its annual electrofishing survey in the lower reaches of the Credit River recently and CVC staff (and AFS-OC members) Phil Bird and Jon Clayton discuss the health of the Credit River ecosystem.
The Ontario Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (AFS-OC) Executive Committee has provided comments on the draft Provincial Fish Strategy prepared by the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR). “Ontario’s Provincial Fish Strategy: Fish for the Future” is a guiding document for managing fisheries resources in Ontario. It identifies provincial fisheries goals and objectives and tactics to […]
The Government of Canada is committed to doing its part to foster a healthy and prosperous Great Lakes region and to ensuring that the Great Lakes are well managed for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations in Canada and the United States. For over 40 years, Canada and Ontario have worked together […]
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President’s Message – Ann Rocchi
President’s Message – Ann Rocchi, 2013 AFS-OC AGM Summary – Katie Easterling, Book Review – “The Great Lakes Ecosystem: Uses, Abuses and the need for a Course Correction” – Ken Minns, Featured Biologist – Chris Bunt, Biotactic Incorporated
President’s Message – Brian Morrison, Lake Sturgeon Movement – Kim Tremblay, Book Review – “May the Rivers Never Sleep” – Brian Morrison, Featured Institution – Carleton University – Rachel Hamilton