2018 Fish ID Workshop

June 9, 2018 9:00 am to June 10, 2018 5:00 pm
Durham College – UOIT – 2000 Simcoe St N, Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4


Course description

In association with the Ontario Stream Assessment Protocol (OSAP) training course, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry(OMNRF), and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) are hosting an Ontario Fish Identification Workshop.

Who should attend?

This course is recommended for anyone conducting aquatic sampling in Ontario where fish identifications are required

Learning Objectives:

The 2018 Fish ID workshop will involve a series of lectures and hands-on experience (i.e. working through preserved specimens with dichotomous keys such as those in Freshwater Fishes of Canada), designed to highlight the key identification features of Ontario’s fish families and selected species.

Two levels of training are integrated into the workshop – Level 1 focuses on the identification of fish families, sport fishes and other common species(e.g. differentiate Smallmouth Bass from Largemouth Bass or Brook Trout from Brown Trout) and is designed for individuals with some prior experience identifying fishes. Level 2 focuses on juvenile sportfish and adult “common” minnows and darters (among others)(e.g. differentiate Emerald Shiner from Rosyface Shiner or Greenside Darter from Rainbow Darter) and is structured for participants that have a bit more experience in fish identification.

At the end of the workshop, students will be given the option of taking a test to assess their proficiency at Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3(Advanced). Note that training for Level 3 is not provided at this workshop. This test is not mandatory, however if a student passes the test they will have their certification level entered into the OSAP database.

Additional Information:

Accomodation:  Accommodation for the workshop is available through the Durham College Residences, at $69.95 for double occupancy plus taxes per night. You will need to indicate that you are taking the MNR/TRCA Training course to get these rates.  Contact the residence by phone:  905-728-8700 (toll free 877-225-8664) , email oshawa@stayrcc.com or visit the website for more details: http://www.stayrcc.com/oshawa

Meals are not included.  A variety of restaurants are available on or adjacent to the Campus.  There are refrigerators and microwaves in the residence rooms as well as a shared kitchen and BBQ area for use.

Cancellation Policy: The deadline to withdraw your registration is Friday, May 25. If you cancel after this date you will be subject to a $50.00 (+tax) charge.

Enrollment is limited to 20 participants in each workshop and we cannot guarantee availability in the course.  There is always a strong interest in these workshops, so please register as soon as possible.

For more information contact:

Jeff Vandenberg, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)

Phone: 289-268-3943 or email: jvandenberg@trca.on.ca


TRCA HST Registration number is 10808 8584 RT001