December 20, 2015

Asian Carp Great LakesEnvironmental DNA Monitoring for Detecting Invasive Species in Ontario Waterways

Save the date for Asian Carp Canada's 5th webinar

Environmental DNA Monitoring for Detecting Invasive Species in Ontario Waterways on January 19th, 2016 at 1:00pm. 

Registration details will be available early in the New Year.

Please join our latest webinar in the Asian Carp Canada webinar series to hear Dr. Chris Wilson discuss how early detection of aquatic invasive species is essential for developing and implementing rapid response strategies. Dr. Wilson will describe how environmental DNA (eDNA) detection provides a sensitive method for targeted early detection of aquatic invasive species and can be especially valuable in detecting Asian carps in non-native waterways.

Species specific eDNA testing for Bighead and Silver carp in the Great Lakes provides the opportunity to detect the presence of previously unreported species in a body of water. Environmental DNA testing has been shown to be a reliable method for Asian carp detection in freshwater systems and can be used as an effective sampling technique for detecting invasive species and thereby informing management teams to aid with rapid response actions.

Dr. Chris Wilson
Chris Wilson is a research scientist with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF), and runs the province’s Aquatic Biodiversity and Conservation research unit at Trent University.  He oversees the OMNRF’s Fisheries Genetics lab, as well as the provincial research hatchery.

His research primarily focuses on the spatial genetic structure and biodiversity of exploited and endangered aquatic species, and using this information to help inform their sustainable management. His research also involves a number of issues relating to non-native species, including using environmental DNA screening to search for Asian carps in Ontario waters of the Great Lakes as part of Ontario’s surveillance efforts.

Go to asiancarp.ca to view all webinars in the series.

 

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Gulf Island Marine ParkStory and photos by Catherine Dook

One summer I sold ice cream and knick-knacks at Montague Harbour Marina. I was standing behind the counter one day, when the phone rang. “There’s a boat at anchor in the middle of the bay that’s been playing loud music for three hours,” complained an irate-sounding male voice. “Can you make them stop?”

“Um, no,” I replied. “The marina has no jurisdiction over the anchorage. Besides, my only weapon is a till.” The man hung up on me.

Now when you think about it, you can understand why the poor fellow was annoyed.

Read more about the Gulf Island Marine Park.....

 

 

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Cruisers Yachts Cantius 42By John Armstrong and Andy Adams 

The latest new model from Cruisers Yacht sis the Cantius 42 and this yacht made its debut in the fall of 2017, at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. We had the pleasure of going all through this newest Cantius there and clearly, the Cruisers Yachts people continue to refine and expand on all the features that have made the Cantius line such a success.

The new 42 continues the Cantius family resemblance with handsome and distinctive lines including a big section of hull side glazing port and starboard that makes the full-beam mid-ship master stateroom feel very bright and open.

Read more about the Cruisers Yachts Cantius 42...

 

 

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