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2020 AFS Virtual Meeting starts today

The American Fisheries 2020 Annual Meeting is happening virtually over the next two weeks (live content starts around 1 pm EDT on Sept. 14). AFS staff, leadership, and the planning committee have been working non-stop since July to pull this together. There is plenty of great content for everyone. Hundreds of pre-recorded posters and presentations, live plenary and themed sessions (e.g, EDI day, Canada day, etc.) each day, a film festival, and all of the normal section meetings that typically happen at the conference. Below is a link to the conference flyer for more details and links to registering. Please consider registering yourself, your employees, or your students. AFS 2020 […]

5-min online survey on status of fisheries

The UN FAO and University of Florida are looking for input on local and regional threat score calibration for inland fisheries. They would like input in the form of a 5-min online survey that can be found here. The survey will remain open until July 21. More on the survey: Summary: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the University of Florida have been cooperating for the past two years to develop a global map and framework of threats and drivers influencing the world’s major freshwater basins that are important to inland fisheries. This framework has been developed using a range of global data sets that […]

GEN-FISH Research Network Hiring Grad Students

A new, large, collaborative research project (GEN-FISH) led by the University of Windsor has recently been launched and is seeking graduate students with positions available all across the country and in involved a wide range of field and lab activities. Click here and here for ads the GEN-FISH team would like to be shared widely, including contact info if you’d like to get involved (French version here).

Discussion paper about the future of CCFFR

Former CARS president, Steven Cooke, and several other members of the fisheries and aquatic sciences community in Canada have penned an informal discussion paper to begin a conversation about the future of the Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research (CCFFR). You can read it here. The paper focuses around the potential for merging CCFFR with the Society of Canadian Limnologists (SCL) to form a new society, one of whose main tasks will be ensuring the long-term management and organization of an annual conference. There may be some role for CARS to play in the future model. A discussion about these ideas will continue at the CCFFR business meeting in Halifax in […]

Post-Doctoral Fellow position at Great Lakes Institute

Fully-Funded Postdoctoral Fellow Position: Genomics of Aquatic Microbial/Microplankton Ecology & Invasion Biology The Heath Research Group at the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER), University of Windsor is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to lead a project investigating microbial/microplankton community dynamics associated with fresh and marine water environments and their potential for ecological invasiveness. As UV ballast water treatment is an important approach to managing aquatic invasive species, this project will target the genomics and transcriptomics of UV DNA damage and repair mechanisms. The Postdoctoral Fellow will have full access to our Institute’s advanced genomics and transcriptomics infrastructure and work closely with our Industry partner (Trojan UV). GLIER is internationally […]

International Fisheries Science Prize – call for nominations

The International Section of AFS is requesting nominations for the International Fisheries Science Prize (IFSP). The prize recognizes an individual for her or his contribution to fisheries science, comes with a medal of recognition, a plaque, and a $5000 USD prize. The award is presented at the World Fisheries Congress, which occurs every four years (next = Adelaide in 2020). Nominations for the prize are due May 31, 2019. For all the details about the prize including selection criteria and how to apply, see pdf the attachment below. 2020 International Fisheries Science Prize announcement

Fisheries Technician (EG-03) posting with DFO Inuvik

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) are advertising to fill two fisheries technician positions at their Inuvik location (Northwest Territories); one term position, and one indeterminate. These are exciting opportunities for individuals who have an interest in working in Canada’s western Arctic on various field-based programs focused on fish and marine mammals, and delivered in partnership with co-management partners, communities, and harvesters. The job posting can be found here, and has a closing date of January 4, 2019.

Larkin Award Announcement – 2018 Winners

Peter A. Larkin Award for Excellence in Fisheries at a Canadian Institution – 2018 Results This year, a total of 8 MSc students and 14 PhD candidates applied for the Peter A. Larkin Award for Excellence in Fisheries. Ten Canadian Institutions were represented by the pool of applicants: University of Victoria, University of British Columbia, University of Northern British Columbia, Lakehead University, University of Toronto, University of Windsor, University of Waterloo, Carleton University, University of Manitoba, University of Alberta. Our judging panel consisted of Cindy Chu (Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry) and Karen Murchie (John G. Shedd Aquarium). The following graduate students are your winners and runners-up for 2018: […]