American Fisheries Society

Members to 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.

More details will be forthcoming this fall.

Peter A. Larkin Award for Excellence in Fisheries

Applications are now being accepted for the Peter A. Larkin Student Award for Excellence in Fisheries.

The purpose of the award is to identify the top current MSc and PhD level students that are conducting fisheries research at a Canadian institution.  The award is not restricted to students with Canadian citizenship.

Completed applications are to be sent to: Karen Murchie, CARS Larkin Committee, karen.murchie@gmail.com and must be received no later than 4pm EDT, October 1, 2017. 

Best practices for catch-and-release recreational fisheries – angling tools and tactics

AUTHOR(S): Jacob W. Brownscombe, Andy J. Danylchuk, Jacqueline M. Chapman, Lee F.G. Gutowsky, Steven J. Cooke

CITATION:

Brownscombe J.W., A.J. Danylchuk, J.M. Chapman, L.F.G. Gutowsky and S.J. Cooke. 2017. Best practices for catch-and-release recreational fisheries – angling tools and tactics. Fisheries Research 186(3):693–705. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2016.04.018

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New Link – Fluctuations in abundance of the Lake Erie cisco (Leucichthys artedi) population

A link to Fluctuations in abundance of the Lake Erie cisco (Leucichthys artedi) population has been added to the Links page under the Ontario Fishes Archives category.

The Contribution of the Royal Ontario Museum of Zoology No. 32 was written by W.B. Scott and published  in 1951.  The document is hosted by the Internet Archive.

Ontario

New Link – The Fisheries of Lake Simcoe

A link to The Fisheries of Lake Simcoe has been added to the Links page under the Ontario Fishes Archives category.

This book, authored by Hugh R. MacCrimmon and Elmars Skobe, was published by the Ontario Department of Lands and Forests, Fish & Wildlife Branch, in 1970.

NCD-AFS President’s Blog

The August 2017 issue of the North Central Division’s President’s Blog has been posted on the NCD website. The current NCD President is Sandy Clark-Kolaks, Researcher in Indiana.  Check out her latest ramblings.

Ontario

New Link – The Lake Sturgeon

A link to The Lake Sturgeon – The history of its fishery and problems of conservation has been added to the Links page under the Ontario Fishes Archives category.

This document, authored by W.J.K. Harkness and J.R. Dymond, was published by the Ontario Department of Lands and Forests, Fish & Wildlife Branch, in 1961.

Ontario

New Link – A Review of the Japanese Salmons

A link to A review of the Japanese salmons – Oncorhynchus masou and O. rhodurus with particular reference to their potential for introduction into Ontario waters has been added to the Links page under the Ontario Fishes Archives category.

The Research Information Paper (Fisheries) No. 37 was written by W.J. Christie and published by the Ontario Department of Lands and Forests, Research Branch, in February 1970.

AFS-OC Membership Update

As of August 3 2017, the Ontario Chapter has 158 paid members! The membership includes 71 regular, 45 student, 31 young professional, 8 retired and 3 life members. Have you renewed your membership for 2017? 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 don’t forget to check the Ontario Chapter box!

Employment Opportunity – Fisheries Biologist

The Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters (OFAH) is seeking a passionate and hardworking individual to join the OFAH Fish & Wildlife Services Department as the Fisheries Biologist. The successful applicant will use their considerable applied knowledge and experience with fisheries management principles and techniques, as well as personal understanding of Ontario’s fishing community to provide technical advice and advocate for sound fisheries management. The OFAH’s Fisheries Biologist plays a critical role in conservation management to help ensure Ontario’s anglers continue to enjoy some of the greatest sustainable fishing opportunities in the world.

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