Canadian Aquatic Resources Section of the American Fisheries Society

Monthly archives for November, 2014

Fisheries Magazine – November 2014

Highlights of Fisheries Magazine – November 2014 Our Special Aquaculture-Themed Issue! In this Issue: COLUMN Aquaculture and the Science–Policy Continuum FEATURES Putting the Red Back in Redfish Lake, 20 Years of Progress Toward Saving the Pacific Northwest’s Most Endangered Salmon  Population Paul A. Kline and Thomas A. Flagg SPANISH ABSTRACT: Poniendo al lomo rojo de vuelta en el Lago Redfish, veinte años de progreso en el salvamento de la población de salmón más amenazada del noroeste U.S. Response to a Report of Infectious Salmon Anemia Virus  in Western North America Kevin H. Amos, Lori Gustafson, Janet Warg, Janet Whaley, Maureen Purcell, Jill Rolland, James Winton, Kevin Snekvik, Theodore Meyers, Bruce Stewart, John […]

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CLIMATE CHANGE and NORTHERN FISH SPECIES

A recent article published by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans highlights the important work of Dr. Jim Reist and his colleagues regarding the effects of climate change on fish species in Canada’s North! Dr. Reist leads the Climate Change and Arctic Fisheries Research Program at the DFO, and collaborates with First Nations and Inuvialuit fishers to determine Northward shift in fish species’ migration patterns, and to examine how these changes may threaten native Arctic fish populations. Working with First Nations, Inuvialuit and other local communities is an important aspect  of the research conducted by Dr. Reist’s team, and he points specifically  to the work of Karen Dunmall , who […]

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Registration open for WA-BC Chapter AGM !

The Washington-British Columbia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society has announced the 2015 Annual General Meeting to be held in Richmond, British Columbia, February 16-19, 2015. This meeting will be a gathering of fisheries professionals, scientists and academics from governmental and non-governmental entities in Washington and British Columbia that work in freshwater, estuarine and marine environments. The Washington-British Columbia Chapter is looking to reach out to all members and fellow fisheries professionals in Washington and British Columbia, particularly Tribes and First Nations, to attend and participate in the conference. Registration is now open, and the chapter has also put out its First Call for Symposia! Get in touch and help to […]

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It’s World Fisheries Day!

World Fisheries Day is celebrated around the world on November 21 to highlight the importance of maintaining the world’s fisheries. This is done though rallies, workshops, meetings, cultural programs, arts events and exhibitions. In many nations, fish provide one of the most easily accessible and affordable sources of animal protein. However, a recent study by the United Nations reported that more than two-thirds of the world’s fisheries have been overfished, and many more are in a state of decline because of loss of habitat, pollution and global warming. http://www.fao.org/3/a-i3720e/index.html  Raising awareness of this issue on a global scale can help convince governments and citizens around the world to promote the […]

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Did You Know?!

Did you know that the American Fisheries Society (AFS) is the world’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to strengthening the fisheries profession, advancing fisheries science, and conserving fisheries resources.  We are composed of 9000+ members from around the world, and multiple chapters and sections – CARS being one.  There are many benefits to belonging to the Society, too. As a Society member, you’ll: • Receive Fisheries magazine each month. • Enjoy special savings on subscriptions to AFS published books. • Enjoy special savings on meeting registration. • Publish with AFS – click to learn more!

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WA-BC Chapter of AFS, 2015 AGM

Meeting Announcement – WA-BC Chapter of AFS, 2015 Annual General Meeting:  The Washington-British Columbia chapter of the American Fisheries Society will hold their 2015 Annual General Meeting at the Executive Airport Plaza, Richmond, British Columbia February 16-19, 2015. The hotel room rates will be $99 C for those who reserve their rooms early. As we get closer to the date additional information will be available on the chapter web site at (http://wabc-afs.org/). For more information feel free to contact the current vice-president Mark LaRiviere (mlarivie [at] cityoftacoma.org) or at (253) 502.8767. Send in your travel requests to your employer or major professor NOW to attend the 2015 AGM.

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Job Opportunity- Trout Unlimited Canada

Opportunity With TUC Position: Ontario Biologist Office Location: Guelph Hours: 40 hrs/week, 2 year contract (with potential for a permanent position) Start Date: January 5, 2015 Job Description:   This is a management position. Support Trout Unlimited Canada’s monitoring, assessment and restoration programs in various watershed throughout Ontario. Duties will include supervision of junior contract staff, summer students and volunteers. Coordination of volunteer and restoration workdays. Ensure the successful development and implementation of budgets and projects. Liaising and providing technical and scientific support to Ontario Chapters. Administrative duties will include reporting and participation in fundraising activities. Responsible for major fundraising for restoration projects (targets to be set). Qualifications: Post secondary degree […]

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