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AFS-OC Travel Bursary for OEEE Colloquium

The Ontario Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution Colloquium is an annual conference for student researchers from Ontario to share their work in these fields in an intimate and constructive forum. At AFS-OC, we recognize that it is important for our student members to expand their experience, expertise, and networks beyond that of the fisheries world, and this conference is a great opportunity to do so. For the first time, we are offering a travel bursary to support the attendance of an AFS-OC student member at this year’s Colloquium at York University from May 13-15, 2015. If you, or a student you know, is interested in attending this year’s meeting, we encourage […]

CARS Policy Committee seeking members

CARS is seeking members that wish to volunteer for our new Policy Committee.   ROLE: The committee will have a central role in helping the ExComm to develop positions and policy related to the application of Fisheries Science in Canada.  The committee will also help to provide input to the overall Societies policy development as it relates to Canadian matters.   INITIAL TASK Once members of the committee are established, a chair will be identified that reports to the ExComm of CARS and its first task will be to work with the ExComm to develop the process to identify key policy and position statements that need development.   LONGER-TERM TASK […]

Fisheries Act Information Sessions

Fisheries Act Information Sessions In 2012, the Fisheries Act was amended in an attempt to better manage threats to the sustainability and productivity of Canada’s recreational, commercial and Aboriginal fisheries.  These amendments included: Clear and consistent application of streamlined review process. Enhanced compliance and protection. Partnerships with agencies and organizations for best placed delivery of services. CARS, in cooperation with the Ontario Chapter of the American Fisheries Society and the Mid-Canada Chapter of the AmericanFisheries Society will be sponsoring Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) information sessions about the Fisheries Act amendments in the following cities: SESSIONS WILL BE HELD IN THE FOLLOWING CITIES Burlington, ON – April 7 & 8 […]

Job Opportunities

A few new job posts to pass along: 1) PhD and PDF Positions in Fish Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation Applications are being accepted for Ph.D. students and Post Doctoral Fellows to work with Dr. Michael Power (U Waterloo), Dr. Steven Cooke (Carleton U) and other academic (including hydraulic engineers) and industrial partners (e.g., BC Hydro).  The research would focus on understanding the spatial ecology of wild fish relative to hydropower infrastructure and operations in the Peace River Basin of British Columbia.  There is extensive field work associated with the positions, so willingness to travel to remote areas and a valid driver’s licence are required.  A working knowledge of telemetry and […]

2105 Larkin Award applications now available

Applications are now being accepted for the Peter A. Larkin Student Award for Excellence in Fisheries. The purpose of the award is to identify the top current MSc and PhD level students that are conducting fisheries research at a Canadian institution. The award is not restricted to students with Canadian citizenship. Please pay attention to the page limitations for each section. Note that Times New Roman, 12pt font is to be used, with page margins of 2 cm on all sides. Upon completion of the application, please convert the document to a pdf and name the file with your last name followed by an underscore and Larkin (i.e., Lastname_Larkin.pdf). Completed […]

Notice of Meeting – Senate Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans Canada

For those interested, the Senate Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans Canada will be discussing the recent concerns with the Aquaculture Activities Regulation. CARS was among a group of parties that expressed concerns with the new regulations. The meeting can be watched live tomorrow (March 10 @ 5 pm) here: Further details: Study on the regulation of aquaculture, current challenges and future prospects for the industry in Canada Witnesses Fisheries and Oceans Canada –Michael Alexander, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management –Trevor Swerdfager, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ecosystems and Oceans Science –Eric Gilbert, Director General, Aquaculture Management, Ecosystems and Fisheries Management Ecology Action Centre –Robert Johnson, Sustainable Seafood Program […]

Larkin Awardee Research Write-up

By Vivian M. Nguyen, 2014 PhD Larkin Award Winner From animal movements to knowledge movements: Knowledge mobilization associated with rapid developments in electronic tagging technology and its application I am currently a PhD student in the Biology Department at Carleton University. I wouldn’t say that my research project is a typical one you would find within a biology department; instead, I am pushing the boundaries a bit, and taking on a more social science slant. My research focuses on addressing the gap between science and action, and understanding the movement of knowledge in the context of improved conservation through informed decision making. I am using knowledge produced from electronic tagging […]

Fisheries Magazine – March 2015

Want to Receive Fisheries Magazine Every Month for Free?! Become a member of the Society! Why? Your Benefits? Plenty! Society Membership means you’ll: • receive Fisheries magazine each month • enjoy special savings on subscriptions to AFS published books • subscribe at member rates to the four preeminent, peer-reviewed AFS journals • enjoy special savings on meeting registration • join fisheries-related sections that cover your academic and professional interests • apply for official certification as a Fisheries Professional, a process available only from AFS • receive help when you publish with AFS The Society needs your support. Won’t you join us today? Click to learn more! President’s Commentary • AFS […]