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#WhatWeFishFor Announcement

#WhatWeFishFor This newest film from the makers of Fish Meat and Raising Shrimp moves from a towering sport fisherman to fly fishing by paddle board, from spearfishing the reef to a party boat full of enthusiastic first-timers. What We Fish For is a rare chance to go eyeball to eyeball with the fish we love in their own world. The four friends are guided by legends such as Chico Fernandez and Sandy Moret, together with local salts, world-class scientists, and passionate conservationists, including coral restoration pioneer Ken Nedimyer. What We Fish For is like a Florida Keys vacation – full of strange and wonderful creatures above and below the water. […]

Ph.D. & M.Sc. – Habitat Offsetting for Freshwater Fishes in the Oil Sands Region of Alberta, Canada

Enthusiastic, team oriented, and self-motivated students are encouraged to apply for a Ph.D. and MSc positions to conduct research on habitat offsetting for freshwater fishes in the Oil Sands Region of Alberta, Canada. This project is a multi-disciplinary collaboration between the University of Alberta, and industrial and government sponsors. Main project goals include: i) identifying food-web dynamics of newly created compensation lakes, ii) determining best practices in monitoring and measuring newly created compensation lakes, and iii) developing field based studies to determine causative relationships between age and growth and other life history characteristics in relation to differing lake environments. These research projects are fully funded and will provide key insights […]

Request for bid to host the World Fisheries Congress 2020

World Council members and colleagues – Your assistance is requested in helping to obtain bids for the 2020 World Fisheries Congress.  Please add this announcement to your web page and circulate it to those who may be interested in hosting the 2020 event and submit a bid. Attached is the bid request document as discussed during the WCFS meeting in Portland, Oregon, USA.  Please note that the deadline for submissions of bid proposals has been extended to December 31, 2015.  This will still allow the WCFS Executive Board sufficient time to evaluate the proposals and make a selection prior to the Busan WFC in May 2016. If you have any […]

Photo Request for Midwest Fish and Wildlife Meeting

North Central Division, During the Tuesday evening Poster Session and Tradeshow Social at the Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan we will be running a slideshow of photos showcasing fish and wildlife management in the Midwest. Please send me a few good photos from your area. While the standard “big fish/game” photos are welcome and expected, please also send photos of other vertebrates/invertebrates/plants/fungi as well as habitat restorations, methods, and anything else you want to brag about J. Thanks in advance for your help putting this together! Patrick Hanchin Tribal Coordination Unit Manager Charlevoix Fisheries Station | Michigan DNR 96 Grant Street | Charlevoix, MI 49720 [email protected] […]

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 […]

CCFFR – Jan 7–9, St. John’s, NFLD

  Conference webpage Major themes for the conference include: Environmental and anthropogenic impacts on aquatic ecosystems (Keith Clarke, [email protected]) Evolutionary and ecological genetics of aquatic species (Daniel Heath, [email protected] and Ian Bradbury, [email protected]) Ecosystem-based management (Mariano Koen-Alonso, [email protected]) Spatial ecology and conservation of aquatic ecosystems (Jon Carr, [email protected]) Understanding recruitment dynamics of fishes and their consequences to stock productivity (Dominique Robert, [email protected] and Pierre Pepin, [email protected]) Aquaculture and its impacts on aquatic ecosystems (Dounia Hamoutene, [email protected]) Habitat science and restoration of aquatic ecosystems (Robert Gregory, [email protected]) Ocean regime change and its impact on aquatic species (Sherrylynn Rowe, [email protected]) Evolutionary ecology of reproduction (Trevor Pitcher, [email protected] and Craig Purchase, [email protected]) Aquatic invasive species (Cynthia McKenzie, [email protected]) Species at risk (Roanne Collins, [email protected]) Science communication: opportunities and pitfalls (Steven Cooke, [email protected]) General Contribution (Martha Robertson, [email protected]) Call for abstract here. Due […]

Fall Evening Social “Women In Biology”

The American Fisheries Society Ontario Chapter Invites you to a Fall Evening Social “Women In Biology” When: Thursday, November 5th, 2015, 7:00 – 9:30 pm Where: The Ashburnham Alehouse, 128 Hunter St. E., Peterborough Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Cindy Chu, MNRF “Dam Climate Change – The Invasion Risk Associated with Warming Habitats, Stream Connectivity and Dams” Please join us for an evening of networking, socializing, Two-Minute Mentoring, Refreshments and Draw Prizes! Open to students, working biologists, wanna-be bios and XYs too!! Limited Seating – please RSVP either: [email protected] [email protected]

CO2 Fish Barriers Re-blogged from the Fisheries Blog

This week the Fisheries Blog describes how carbon dioxide can be used as a barrier for fish movement. This work should be of particular interest to CARS members, as there is hope that this technology could be used to prevent Asian carp, like Silver and Bighead Carp from entering the Great Lakes via the Chicago Sanitary and Shipping Canal. Also, much of the ‘proof of concept’ work and followup studies are being completed by CARS members led by Cory Suski at the University of Illinois.