NCD-AFS Award Nominations

The  North Central Division is seeking nominations for several awards that will be presented during the 2019 Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference in Cleveland, OH. Nominations are being accepted for the following awards: Most Active Chapter – Large and Small Chapters, Most Active Student Subunit, Best Communications, Meritorious Service: and Excellence in Fisheries Science.  See 2019 NCD Awards Nominations for details. Please email nominations to Mark Pyron by December 15, 2018.

AFS-OC Social – November 21, 2018

American Fisheries Society – Ontario Chapter Social Event
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 8:30 pm
Molly Bloom’s Irish Pub – 170 University Ave W, Waterloo Read more

AFS-OC Membership Update

As of November 4, 2018, the Ontario Chapter has 153 paid members! The membership includes 66 regular, 46 student, 30 young professional, 8 retired and 3 life members. Have you renewed your membership for 2019? Are you a member yet? If not, see the Become a Member page to find out why you should join. AFS individual members now receive free online access to all five AFS journals. Join or renew TODAY and don’t forget to check the Ontario Chapter box!

2019 AFS-OC AGM 1st Notice and Call for Presenters

Come join us for our 2019 Annual Meeting and Conference at the Geneva Park Conference Centre, on the shores of Lake Couchiching near Orillia.

February 28-March 2, 2019

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AFS-OC Fall Seminar (via WebEx) – November 22nd, 2018

American Fisheries Society Ontario Chapter Fall Seminar

“Healing sick trout streams: Ecological restoration, not artificial restructuring of channels”

Lecturer: Dr. Ray J. White

Date: Thursday, November 22nd, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: WebEx

Contact: Brian Morrison ( to register

See flyer for details.

New App – Baitfish Primer

This app, currently under development by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, is based on The Baitfish Primer authored by by Becky Cudmore and Nicholas E. Mandrak. The app helps you to identify baitfishes, invasive species and species at risk. Available for Android devices from the Google Play Store.

The Baitfish Primer: A Guide to Identifying and Protecting Ontario’s Baitfishes (2018 Revision)

The Baitfish Primer (2018 revision) was authored by by Becky Cudmore and Nicholas E. Mandrak and jointly produced by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Bait Association of Ontario and Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters.

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New Link – Ontario’s Lake Trout

A link to Ontario’s Lake Trout has been added to the Links page under the Ontario Fishes Archives category.

Published in 1981, by the Ministry of Natural Resources Fisheries Branch, the booklet is available in PDF format. It includes description, distribution, habitat, age & growth, reproduction, movements, food and status.

Employment Opportunity – Senior Aquatic Biologist

Cole Engineering (COLE) is seeking a Senior Aquatic Biologist to contribute to the growth and development of its Biological Services Group. See the job posting for details.