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Ontario Chapter

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What’s New

Ontario Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

AFS-OC Membership Update

As of December 15, 2014, the Ontario Chapter has 148 members! The membership includes 83 regular, 39 student, 17 young professional, 7 retired and 2 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 for […]

Ontario Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

2015 AFS-OC AGM First Notice and Call for Presenters

Ontario Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual General Meeting & Conference February 26th – 28th, 2015, Geneva Park, Orillia, ON Join us for our 2015 Annual Meeting and Conference at the YMCA Geneva Park Conference Center,on the shores of Lake Couchiching in Orillia. We are currently seeking oral and poster presenters for the 2015 […]

Instream Flow Council

New Link – Instream Flow Council

A link to the Instream Flow Council  website has been added to the Links page under the Organizations / Associations category.  The IFC is a non‐profit organization made up of state, provincial, and territorial fish and wildlife agencies working to improve the effectiveness of instream flow programs and activities for conserving fish and wildlife and related aquatic resources. […]


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


FLOW 2015 – April 28-30, 2015

Third International Gathering on Instream Flows: “Protecting Rivers and Lakes in the Face of Uncertainty” FLOW 2015 is a problem-solving workshop that will be held in Portland, Oregon from April 28 to 30, 2015. Sessions will focus on approaches and strategies that have effectively resolved uncertainty for: 1) federal regulatory needs; 2) state and provincial […]


Annual Meeting

2015 Ontario Chapter Annual Meeting

The 2015 Ontario Chapter Annual General Meeting and Conference will be held February 26th to 28th at YMCA Geneva Park in Orillia. See the First Notice and Call for Presenters. Students are eligible for the E.J. Crossman Award for Best Student Oral Presentation. The OBFN Award for Best Student Poster will also be presented. Online Registration will be available. Members and students are eligible for discounted rates. Further details will be posted when they become available.