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Richard (Dick) Ryder

It is with great sorrow that the family of Richard (Dick) Ryder announce his passing on Friday, September 19, 2014 at Hogarth Riverview Manor. Born on February 25, 1931, in Windsor, Ontario, Dick obtained his MSc. in Zoology from the University of Michigan. He was employed with the Department of Lands and Forests/Ministry of Natural Resources for 43 years as a Biologist/Fisheries Research Scientist. Dick received several awards for his long career in fisheries. He was President of the Northwest Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, as well as the President of the American Fisheries Society in 1980/81. He was elected into the National Fisheries Hall of Excellence in 1999. […]

Capelin Research in Beaufort Sea

By Darcy McNicholl – MSc. Candidate (University of Manitoba, Fisheries and Oceans Canada) Currently there is little known about Capelin in the Canadian Arctic and their role in the Beaufort Sea ecosystem. Like Capelin, Arctic Cod are a pelagic, planktivorous forage fish species, which serve as an important prey source for piscivorous fishes, sea birds and marine mammals in circumpolar waters.  Both species (Capelin and Arctic Cod) were collected in high numbers in Darnley Bay, NWT, during the 2013 survey of the Amundsen Gulf in the Western Canadian Arctic. It is unknown whether Capelin can overwinter in the Canadian Arctic or if they migrate seasonally from Hudson Bay or the Northern Pacific […]