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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.

Ice Safety Awareness Course – AFS-OC

Do you plan to work or play on the ice this winter?  Have you ever wondered what falling through the ice really feels like?  Are you interested in learning how to avoid dangerous areas on the ice and how to self-rescue or assist others who have fallen through?  If so, this Ice Safety Awareness course is for you! Your Executive Committee has been working on a potential training opportunity to be offered in conjunction with our Annual General Meeting in February this year.  A one-day ‘Working on Ice’ course would be provided by Highlands Wilderness Training Institute on site at Geneva Park on February 26th.  The course involves a classroom […]

HTI Offering Two Short Courses

Good news: Seats are still available on-site for each course if you need to update your acoustic tag or hydroacoustic skill set or sign up for the online courses. Even better news: Guest speaker, Steve Damm of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will present acoustic tag surgical procedures, giving insights to the process and answering questions. Classes start in a couple weeks! Using Acoustic Tags for Tracking Fish 5-6 Feb. 2015 Using Hydroacoustics for Fisheries Assessment 12-13 Feb. 2015 Topics include:     + Fish Detection & Enumeration + Monitoring Fish Survival, Passage & Behavior + Logistics & Best Practices + Data Acquisition & Analysis + Q & A with the […]

AFS to discount new memberships by 50%

New-Member Dues Reduction – A major effort in early 2015 will be the new-member (regular member category only) dues reduction just authorized by the Governing Board (with no dissenting votes).  This $40 reduction in dues is hoped to be a great incentive to get fisheries professionals to give AFS a try. Please reach out to colleagues who are not members of AFS.  We will also actively recruit fisheries professionals everywhere who have never been involved with AFS at any level.  Look for more on this program prior to its launch on January 12, 2015.

Two Graduate Student Opportunities in Aquatic Ecology

Two graduate student positions available at the MSc or PhD level: 1) Confluence symmetry and upstream similarity as indicators of downstream aquatic ecosystem types 2) Lake-stream and watershed-wide network measures of aquatic ecosystem types; Primary location: Department of Biology, Trent University, Peterborough ON, Canada. This position will also include extended travel to Toronto and field work throughout Ontario, Canada and Ontario’s Far North. Starting Date: Spring 2015. Actual start date depends on candidate availability. Funding is largely secured. In support of the development of an aquatic ecosystem classification for the province of Ontario, we are looking for two graduate students for two related projects. Dividing stream networks into manageable size […]

Fisheries Engineering and Science Webinar Announcement

The AFS-BES/ASCE-EWRI Joint Committee on Fisheries Engineering and Science is pleased to announce that the first webinar in the 2015 series will take place on January 13, 2015 at 1:30 PM Eastern Standard Time.  Ted Castro-Santos from the USGS Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center will give a talk titled, “Safe, Timely, and Effective Fish Passage: Three Requirements, Two Concepts, One Standard?”.  Please see the attached flyer for the abstract and the RSVP and WebEx sign in details. For questions and to RSVP please contact Abigail Franklin Archer, Chair, Webinars Task Committee at [email protected] See PDF here: Joint Committee on Fisheries Engineering and Science – 2015 Webinar Seri… Thank you for your […]