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Discussion paper about the future of CCFFR

Former CARS president, Steven Cooke, and several other members of the fisheries and aquatic sciences community in Canada have penned an informal discussion paper to begin a conversation about the future of the Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research (CCFFR). You can read it here. The paper focuses around the potential for merging CCFFR with the Society of Canadian Limnologists (SCL) to form a new society, one of whose main tasks will be ensuring the long-term management and organization of an annual conference. There may be some role for CARS to play in the future model. A discussion about these ideas will continue at the CCFFR business meeting in Halifax in […]

OFAH seeking Fisheries Biologist

The OFAH is currently looking to hire a Fisheries Biologist. This is a full-time permanent position based in Peterborough that offers unique and diverse opportunities to participate in fisheries management throughout Ontario. We would appreciate your support in sharing the attached job advertisement (also found at If you know of anyone who is seeking a full-time permanent position in the fisheries field, please share this opportunity with them. The posting closes on August 20, 2017 at 5pm.

September 26 & 27, 2016 at the Marriott Gateway on the Falls, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada Come Join Us as We Explore the Science and Application of Natural Channel and Stream Corridor Rehabilitation Over the course of two days, we will feature International Keynote Speakers, Concurrent Sessions, Panels and Workshops, as well as a Poster Session and our ever popular Wine and Cheese social event. New to this year’s Conference is the creation of a Living Lab Space to provide an enrichment experience to the new as well as the experienced professional. This space is intended to offer attendees an opportunity to view projects, interact with displays and share […]


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS LEGENDS OF CANADIAN FISHERIES SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT Due May 31st, 2016 Canada has a long and illustrious history in fisheries science and management. Indeed, many scientific discoveries, assessment tools, and even contemporary management strategies can be attributed to Canadian fisheries professionals. The Canadian Aquatic Resources Section of the American Fisheries Society has launched a program called “Legends of Canadian Fisheries Science and Management”. The goal of the program is to recognize the accomplishments of fisheries professionals in Canada. Beyond the recognition to the individual, highlighting their accomplishments will ensure that the next generation of fisheries professionals remain connected to the past. “Legends” will typically have completed (i.e., […]

Ken Shortreed

Dear colleagues, It is with profound sadness that I write to inform you that Ken Shortreed, a greatly-respected and long-serving researcher with Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Pacific Region Science Branch passed away suddenly at his home in Chilliwack on January 25, 2016. Ken was a key part of freshwater (and marine) research with the department from 1973 until his retirement in 2009.  He was based at the West Vancouver Laboratory until 1998 when he relocated to the Cultus Lake Laboratory near Chilliwack.  In the 1970’s, Ken worked on the well-known Carnation Creek Project studying the effects of logging on lower trophic levels in streams.  Concurrently, he participated in several coastal […]

World Fish Migration Day Announcement

  Help Migratory Fish around the World You are invited to join World Fish Migration Day, to be held on the 21st of May 2016.  With WFMD2016 we want to connect fish, rivers and people and to bring migratory fish into the spotlight. Migratory fish are an important part of many riverine ecosystems around the world and are also essential for millions of communities who are dependent on these migratory fish as an important food source. With the help of organizers of local events on one global day we hope to create more global awareness and to achieve a big impact on fish migration policies, measures and management! As such, […]

Graduate Student Opportunity at University of Manitoba

A position is available for a graduate student to examine fisheries issuesrelating to fleet dynamics beginning as early as September 1st 2016 (applications due March 1st). This work will be based in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba, but may involve travel to coastal areas for research collaboration. Funding for this position is available through my NSERC Discovery Grant and the University of Manitoba’s GETS program. Funding for students holding external awards will be supplemented, as allowed by the conditions of their award and available funds. Thesis work will be in support of my research program, focusing on fisheries in Canada (freshwater and marine) and abroad (marine) through ongoing collaborations with provincial, national, and international […]

MSc and PhD positions available

I am looking for driven, enthusiastic graduate students (MSc or PhD) interested in studying the ecological significance of animal personalities using Brook Trout and Sea Lamprey as model systems. One opportunity will involve lab and field studies testing hypotheses about how individual differences in behaviour, and plastic responses to water flow, affect vulnerability to trapping in invasive sea lamprey. Invasive species are a major cause of biodiversity change. Trapping can be a valuable tool for the control and eradication if trapping success is high. Another opportunity will involve lab and field studies testing hypotheses about the role that personality has in the processes promoting resource polymorphisms in Brook Trout. Resource […]