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.

2018 AFS-OC AGM Second Notice and Call for Presenters

Come join us for our 2018 Annual Meeting and Conference at the Geneva Park Conference Centre, on the shores of Lake Couchiching near Orillia.

February 22-24, 2018

“Renaturalization, Restoration, and Sustainability of Ontario Fisheries”

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AFS-OC Membership Update

As of January 5, 2018, the Ontario Chapter has 169 paid members! The membership includes 71 regular, 50 student, 37 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!

Employment Opportunity – Intermediate Aquatic Biologist

EcoMetrix Incorportaed seeks to hire a motivated individual to join our team as an Intermediate Aquatic Biologist. The successful candidate will be involved in a variety of aquatic monitoring and assessment programs involving the collection of water, sediment, benthic macroinvertebrates, plankton and fish.  Please see the job posting for details.

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.

See https://fisheries.org/journal-online-access-for-members/.

AFS-OC Executive Committee Election Results

Congratulations to the candidates who were elected during the recent Ontario Chapter Executive Committee election.

Jan Moryk was elected to the position of President-Elect for 2017-18. Voting was unanimous with a total of 29 votes cast in favour, representing approximately 17% of the membership. The term of office for President-Elect is one year, leading to the position of President in 2018-19, and Past-President the following year.

Zachery Wells was elected to the position of Secretary. Voting was unanimous with a total of 28 votes cast in favour, representing approximately 17% of the membership. The Secretary may hold office for more than one 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.

Employment Opportunity – Aquatic Biologist

Dillon Consulting is currently seeking candidates for the position of Aquatic Biologist in our Toronto, Kitchener, or Oakville office.  Please see the job posting for details.

NCD-AFS President’s Blog

The November 2017 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.

New Student Subunit Executive

Introducing the new AFS-OC Student Subunit Executive.

PRESIDENT – Jacqueline Chapman is a PhD candidate in the Cooke Lab and has been involved with student subunit for over 3 years. She was the VP last year and has lots of experience and ideas for this upcoming year.

VICE PRESIDENT – Michael Lawrence is also a PhD candidate in the Cooke Lab and was the regional rep for Ottawa last year. He has been involved with the AFS parent chapter and brings lots of experience as well.

SECRETARY TREASURER – Alice Abrams is a MSc student in the Cooke Lab and did her undergraduate studies in the lab as well. She has participated in many AFS OC SS events.

REGIONAL REP – Peter Holder is a new PhD student in the Cooke Lab with a biochemistry background.