AFS-OC Executive Committee Election Results

Congratulations to Dan Moore who was elected to the position of President-Elect for 2018-19 during the recent Ontario Chapter Executive Committee election.

Voting was unanimous with a total of 30 votes cast in favour, representing approximately 21% of the membership. The term of office for President-Elect is one year, leading to the position of President in 2019-20, and Past-President the following year.

As per our bylaws, all Ontario Chapter members were eligible to vote and officers were elected by a majority of ballots cast. Each member was permitted to cast one vote.

AFS-OC Membership Update

As of July 11, 2018, the Ontario Chapter has 142 paid members! The membership includes 63 regular, 37 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 and don’t forget to check the Ontario Chapter box!

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.

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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New Link – Fishes of Canada’s National Capital Region

A link to Fishes of Canada’s National Capital Region has been added to the Links page under the Ontario Fishes Archives category.

Department of the Environment, Fisheries and Marine Service Miscellaneous Special Publication 24, was written by Don E. McAllister and
Brian W. Coad. This book, published in 1974, is provided by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and is available in PDF format.

American Fisheries Society

Members Receive Free Access to all AFS Journals

The American Fisheries Society is pleased to announce that its suite of five journals and Fisheries magazine will be published by Wiley beginning in January 2018. The new agreement includes free online access to all AFS journals for AFS individual members. Members will continue to receive print copies of Fisheries as part of their membership benefits, and print subscriptions for journals will be available for the same rates as previously. Also, online subscriptions will be more convenient to use, with no annual token redemption required. In addition, AFS members will also receive free online access to the Wiley publication Reviews in Aquaculture.