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Ontario Chapter

of the American Fisheries Society

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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 employment, training and educational opportunities. The Links page offers relevant web links for fisheries, natural resources, government, on-line journals, organizations and associations.

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What’s New

World Fish Migration Day

World Fish Migration Day

World Fish Migration Day (WFMD) is a one day global initiative, with local events worldwide, to create awareness on the importance of open rivers and migratory fish. WFMD is held to improve the publics’ understanding of the importance of open rivers and migratory fish and their needs. The WFMD is celebrated on 24 May 2014 […]

University of Windsor

Graduate Opportunities – Chinook Salmon

There are two PhD student opportunities to study Chinook salmon: (1) The effects of cohort size distributions and behavioural phenotypes on individual variation in growth rates of aquaculture Chinook salmon (2) Genetic hybridization to maximize culture efficiency and minimize environmental impact in Chinook salmon For further details see Ph.D. Positions – Chinook Salmon.

Conservation Halton

Employment Opportunity – Planning Ecologist

Conservation Halton Watershed Management Services is offering a 12-month contract for a Planning Ecologist. The Planning Ecologist reports to the Senior Aquatic Ecologist and will be responsible for the effective review and evaluation of planning, development and permit (Ontario Regulation 162/06) applications as they relate to Conservation Halton’s mandate and those responsibilities delegated by the […]


Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

Draft Provincial Fish Strategy Posted on the Environmental Registry

The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) has prepared a draft Provincial Fish Strategy which is a guiding document for managing fisheries resources in Ontario. It identifies provincial fisheries goals and objectives and tactics to achieve them. The main purposes of the strategy are to improve the conservation and management of Ontario’s fisheries resources; and to […]

Great Lakes Fishery Commission

Great Lakes Fishery Commission Commends Army Corps for Completion of Major Study to Stop Invasive Species

The Great Lakes Fishery Commission today commended the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for completing the “Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study,” (GLMRIS) a major report aimed at finding ways to prevent the movement of harmful invasive species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins. The study, mandated by Congress, outlines a range […]

Events & Workshops

Huntsman Marine Science Centre

Multivariate Methods for Experimental and Field Studies in Ecology, Microbiology and Environmental Science, using PRIMER and PERMANOVA+ Software – May 12-16, 2014

The Huntsman Marine Science Centre, St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada A 5-day workshop covering multivariate statistical analysis of species assemblages in experimental or field-based ecology or environmental impact studies, also applicable to microbial/molecular biology data on OTU’s/gels etc, and to suites of physical and chemical data, biomarkers and an extensive range of other applications. The […]

Royal Ontario Museum

Ontario Fish Identification Workshops – April 15–17; April 22-24; April 28–30; May 5-7; May 8-9, 2014

University of Guelph, Science Complex, Room 2303, Guelph, Ontario If you are a fisheries biologist or a student registered in a fisheries biology program, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is providing an opportunity to improve your fish identification skills. The Department of Natural History, ROM, is offering 3-day workshops that will cover the broad array […]


Annual Meeting

AFS - Quebec 2014

The 2014 Ontario Chapter Annual Meeting

The 2014 Ontario Chapter Annual Meeting will be held during the 144th AFS Annual Meeting in Québec City, Québec, August 17th to 21st. Details including date, time and place to be determined.

144th American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting (August 17-21, 2014) Quebec City, QC