On Monday, April 23rd, CAISN Scientific Director Dr. Hugh MacIsaac, along with Drs Anthony Ricciardi (McGill) and Ladd Johnson (Laval), will be appearing by invitation in front of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans in Ottawa.
The invitation comes after the Standing Committee, chaired by The Honourable Rodney Weston (MP-Saint John), agreed to conduct a study on invasive species that pose a threat to the Great Lakes system, in order to better manage the Great Lakes fisheries, with emphasis on:
- Asian Carp and the potential impact on commercial and sport fishing industries across the Great Lakes;
- To review current and future strategies to deal with the ongoing risk of Asian Carp and other invasive species.
Dr. Thomas Therriault - Fisheries and Oceans Canada
- How will species invasion and climate change influence marine fouling communities in the northeast Pacific?
- Will increasing temperature and salinity correlate with presence of Botrylloides violaceus and Botryllus schlosseri?
FoFor over 60 years, the Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research (CCFFR) has provided a scholarly setting where researchers and graduate students can meet and discuss advances in freshwater and marine fish and fisheries research. This year, as has become the norm, the CCFFR will be joined by members from the Society of Canadian Limnologists (SCL) and Society of Wetland Scientists (SWL), Canadian Chapter.
This year's conference will include a session on the issue of aquatic invasion. As a well-known world-leader on the subject, CAISN encourages all of its researchers and HQP to take advantage of this opportunity to tout the network, its accomplishments and your research.
Please submit all abstracts or correspondence to the following e-mail address: email@example.com
The tentative DEADLINE for abstracts is Monday 31 October 2011.
For more information about the CCFFR, registration and abstract submission, visit their official site at
Proposed Session Themes
1) Role of top predators in aquatic ecosystems (including seals & cetaceans)
2) Population dynamics, health, and ecology of salmonids
- includes wild populations and fish under cultivation
- their interactions
3) Species at risk
- rebuilding depleted populations
- sturgeon: past, present, and future
4) Use of new technology in aquatic research
5) Migration, mixing, and dispersal in aquatic species
6) Impacts of climate change on aquatic environments and fisheries
7) Impacts of multiple stressors on aquatic ecosystems
8) Nutrient dynamics in lakes, rivers, estuaries, and coastal environments
9) Invasive aquatic species
10) Linking theory and application: From fish to phytoplankton
11) Science for wetland policy and management
On May 17, 2012, CAISN's own Dr. Sarah Bailey will present a Plenary Talk the International Association of Great Lakes Researchers 2012 Conference. Entitles Current State of Ballast Water as a Vector of Introduction and Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species in the Great Lakes, Dr. Bailey's address is sure to be a highlight of the five day conference. For more information about the conference and register, go to the official IAGLR Conference Site at http://iaglr.org/conference/