The Science of Catching and Releasing Fish on the St. Lawrence River

August 25, 2017 at 11:45 am Leave a comment

Tuesday, August 29 at 7 pm South Stormont Municipal Building (Council Chambers), 2 Milles Roches Rd. in Long Sault. Canada Research Chair in Fish Ecology & Conservation Physiology, Dr. Steven J. Cooke will be the special guest for the River Institute’s Science and Nature on Tour.  One of Canada’s foremost fish scientists, Dr. Cooke is the Director of the Institute of Environmental Science at Carleton University and as a biologist specializes in ecology and conservation physiology of fish. He is best known for researching physical responses in fish in response to natural and human impacts. He currently is an associate professor and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Science and Biology at Carleton University and the Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal Conservation Physiology. Simple catch and release methods can make a difference to fish survival, like the use of barbless hooks. Dr. Cooke says, “They are more effective – the time to get the hook out is a lot less, and it is easier to get out, allowing the fish to be returned quicker.” He adds, “If you use a net, rubber is the way to go, it causes less damage to the fish and it is easier to release them from the net.” Anglers won’t want to miss this free special session hosted by the St. Lawrence Institute of Environmental Sciences.  However, space is limited. If you would like more information or to reserve a seat please call Karen Cooper at (613) 936-6620 or e-mail or visit the River Institute website at

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