May 31 and June 1, 2017  held at Ontario Power Generation Visitor Center
The 2017 Assessing River Ecosystem Challenges in a Changing Environment Symposium hosted by the River Institute, Ottawa University and Blue Fish Canada. The event will provide a platform for researchers, educators, policy-makers, community leaders and citizens to share knowledge about the status of the St. Lawrence River/Great Lakes and other freshwater ecosystems, and their responses to changing conditions.
A focus this year will be identifying and assessing challenges relating to fish health, contaminants and population changes in the light of a changing ecosystem.
View Full 2017 River Symposium Schedule Here

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Thank you

Symposium Science Day May 31


Colin Lake, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry
Title: Commercial fisheries management
Presentation too large for website; email
Matt Windle, River Institute
Title: Spatial changes in Lake St. Francis fish populations
Presentation Available Here
Guest Speaker:
Dr. Satyendra Bhavsar, Research Scientist, Fish Contaminant Monitoring Program of the Ontario Ministry of Environment & Climate Change
Title: Safe eating of Ontario fish and assessing Fish Consumption Beneficial Use Impairment
Presentation too large for website; email

Concurrent Afternoon Sessions

Dave Stanley, Ontario Power Generation
Title: A Binational Collaboration to Address Downstream Passage of American Eels at Large Hydroelectric Stations
Presentation Available Here
Jessica Raspitha, St. Lawrence RIver AOC Environment Division, St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
Title: St. Regis River Mussel Restoration
Presentation too large for website; email



Ontario Power Generation Visitor Center

2500B 2nd Street W, Cornwall, ON K6H 5R6

Free Parking

For more information contact: Christina Collard
Symposium Coordinator or Javeria Khan

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