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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

Ontario Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

AFS-OC Executive Committee Election Results

Congratulations to Lee Gutowsky who was elected to the position of President-Elect for the 2014-15 Ontario Chapter Executive Committee. Voting was unanimous with a total of 58 votes cast in favour, representing approximately 30% of the membership. As per our bylaws, all Ontario Chapter members are eligible to vote and officers are elected by a majority of ballots cast. Each member is […]

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 […]

Ontario Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

AFS-OC Membership Update – June

As of June, the Ontario Chapter has 151 paid members! The membership includes 87 regular, 37 student, 19 young professional, 7 retired and 1 life members. Have you renewed your membership for 2015? Are you a member yet? If not, see  the Become a Member page to find out why you should join today! Join or renew at http://fisheries.org/membership and […]


News

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

TRCA

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 […]

Carleton University

Ontario Scientific Diving Course – July 10-26, 2015

Accredited by the Diving Certification Board of Canada (January 2014) this training program was developed to bring research diving back into Ontario by meeting both the high regulatory requirements of Ontario’s Labour Code and the specific needs of the scientific and research community. Location: Queens University Biological Research Station (QUBS) 280 Queen’s University Rd., RR #1, […]


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Annual Meeting

2016 Ontario Chapter Annual Meeting

February 25–27, Geneva Park, Orillia, Ontario

See past Annual Meetings.