25th Symposium of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Ecosystem – May 30-31, 2018

25th Symposium of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Ecosystem, Cornwall, Ontario

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.

AFS-OC Tour of University of Windsor Freshwater Restoration Laboratory & GLIER – May 26, 2018

Please join the AFS Ontario Chapter for a tour of the Freshwater Restoration Ecology Centre & Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research Saturday May 26, 2018 @ 2 p.m. At the University of Windsor.

The event will also include a group fishing excursion on the shores of the Detroit River, Sunday May 27. For information on local accommodation in Windsor, carpooling, and to register for the event, Please contact Bill Glass (president@afs-oc.org).  See the GLIER Tour Poster.

AFS-OC Membership Update

As of May 7, 2018, the Ontario Chapter has 137 paid members! The membership includes 59 regular, 36 student, 31 young professional, 8 retired and 3 life members. Have you renewed your membership for 2018? Are you a member yet? If not, see  the Become a Member page to find out why you should join today. AFS individual members now receive free online access to all five AFS journals. Join or renew at http://fisheries.org/membership and don’t forget to check the Ontario Chapter box!

Call for Nominations – AFS-OC Executive Committee 2018-2019

We are currently seeking nominations for the position of President Elect, GTA Regional Representative, and Southwest Regional Representative for the Executive Committee of the Ontario Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. If you are interested in running for any of the positions, please submit a short biography (1-2 paragraph and a photo) to Bill Glass (president@afs-oc.org) by May 28, 2018. Nominees must be a member in good standing of the chapter. Regional Representative positions may begin immediately following the election and the President-Elect position begins in September, 2018. Read more

NCD-AFS President’s Blog

The January 2018 issue of the North Central Division’s President’s Blog has been posted on the NCD website. The current NCD President is Mark Pyron, Professor at Ball State University in Indiana.  Check out his musings.

Muskellunge Management: Fifty Years of Cooperation Among Anglers, Scientists, and Fisheries Biologists

This book represents the state-of-the-art in our understanding of Muskellunge biology, ecology, and management, and is a must-read for anyone studying or managing this iconic species. Readers will benefit from the latest information on a novel, non-lethal method for sampling contaminants in Muskellunge, how angler-scientist partnerships have enhanced management actions, how genetic tools have improved our understanding of this species, and population-level responses to management actions and outbreak of viral hemorrhagic septicemia.

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Volume XVII, Issue I – The Lateral Line


President’s Message – William Glass
2018 AFS-OC AGM – February 22-24, Geneva Park, Orillia
Fish Focus – Sand Shiner
Student Subunit Update
Ontario’s Adfluvial Smallmouth Bass – Nick Jones and Brian Morrison
2017 AFS-OC AGM Sponsors
NWO-AFS Chapter Flashback


Ontario Stream Assessment Protocol Manual (Version 10)

The Ontario Stream Assessment Protocol (OSAP) contains a series of standardized methodologies for identifying sites, evaluating benthic macroinvertebrates, fish communities, physical habitat and water temperatures in wadeable streams. The OSAP provides standardized methods that ensure data repeatability.  Use of these standard methodologies allow data to be shared, used for multiple purposes and stored in a common database. Download a PDF copy of the OSAP Manual Version 10, updated April 2017, from Toronto and Region Conservation.

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