Canadian Aquatic Resources Section of the American Fisheries Society

Slow Food Canada Newsletter

This newsletter was shared with CARS, it is about good, clean, and fair food initiatives across Canada. Enjoy!  

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OFAH Research Grant Application Process Underway

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) research grant application process is underway for 2016.  Students wishing to apply for an OFAH research grant this year will be able to submit electronically.  The OFAH and partners are offering four different grants worth $4,000 each to university students researching fish and wildlife topics that are helping to improve resource management.  The OFAH uses a science-based approach to our advocacy in fish and wildlife management.   Who can apply? Any graduate or post-graduate student currently researching a fish and wildlife topic, and whose findings would benefit Ontario’s fish and/or wildlife management.   What is being offered? There are four separate research […]

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AFS 2015 – Portland, OR

The 145th Annual General Meeting of the AFS ran between August 16–20 in Portland, Oregon. There were  over 3,200 fisheries professionals present and countless (well not technically countless) oral and poster presentations.  The trade show was the biggest ever and even included the infamous salmon cannon (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9qA8c-E_oA). As is typical of AFS meetings, the beer, food, and conversation were pleasing. Canadians and CARS had plenty of things to celebrate. To start, there was a large western contingent of CARS members and plenty of talks on Pacific salmon! CARS members also cleaned-up on awards. Dr. Bruce Barton (retired, University of South Dakota) was awarded the Meritorious Service Award, Jake Brownscombe (PhD candidate, Carleton University) […]

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CIMTAN Snippets

The NSERC funded Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network led by Dr. Thierry Chopin frequently publishes an in-depth newsletter on its activities. I have posted it below for those interested, it is a great example of keeping collaborators, stakeholders, and fans up to date on focused research. CIMTAN Snippets V5N7 1412 formatted   Stay tuned for more details on Dr. Chopin’s work and Canadian aquaculture in an upcoming Fisheries article.

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