Canadian Aquatic Resources Section of the American Fisheries Society


CARS is an association of members of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) who share concerns for fisheries and other aquatic resources in Canada. The section was initiated in 1991 to provide a forum for discussion of Canadian issues and the future of the fisheries profession in Canada, and to facilitate an expansion of AFS services to Canadian members. Our bylaws can be found here.

The CARS Executive consists of the following:

President: Mark Poesch

President-elect: Nick Mandrak

Vice President: Vacant (seeking nominations)

Past President: Jack Imhof

Treasurer and Secretary: Margot Stockwell (seeking nominations)

Communication Officer: Caleb Hasler (email with announcements, post ideas, job opportunities)

Student Representatives: Alexandra Muhametsafina, Emmanuelle Chrétien, and Elizabeth Nyboer

Chair of the Larkin Award (non-voting): Karen Murchie

Presidents of Atlantic International, Ontario, Mid Canada, and Washington-British Columbia chapters also serve as ex officio members of the CARS Executive Committee


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