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Seymour Salmonid Society Annual General Meeting

Posted on November 16th, 2011 by Seymour Salmonid Society

The Seymour Salmonid Society (SSS) would like to invite all members and interested parties to attend this year's Annual General Meeting. It will be held at 7:30pm on Thursday November 24, 2011, at Canlan Ice Sports (2411 Mount Seymour Parkway North Vancouver).

The Society dedicated much of 2011 to an evaluation of mandate and a reconnection with sponsors and partners. To our delight, progresses made will positively benefit the society and facilitate an improvement in overall functionality. That said, we have only just begun and looking forward, are intent on fine-tuning and completing that which was initiated in the year recently past.

This year's Annual General Meeting will be highlighted by keynote speaker Nicole Gerbrandt. Nicole is pursuing a Masters degree in Biology at Simon Fraser University. Her research on the Central Coast of British Columbia is part of a collaborative ecosystem study, an endeavour that involves working with the Wuikinuxv and Heiltsuk First Nations, local organizations and numerous members of the scientific community.

Nicole's presentation will focus on the behavior of juvenile Sockeye Salmon as they first enter the marine environment. In addition, she will discuss the first detections of infectious salmon anemia virus (ISAv) in the North Pacific.

"Many Pacific salmon populations experience relatively high mortality rates during their early marine migration. As juvenile pacific salmon leave freshwater and migrate through estuaries they encounter new predators, prey, parasites, and diseases while undergoing physiological changes to adapt to saline waters" ...Nicole Gerbrandt

The Society urges all members to participate in this years Annual General Meeting and welcomes all other parties interested in attending. Members in good standing will be asked to vote and participate in the election of our Board of Directors. Nominations to the board will be accepted during the meeting. Persons with an interest in serving on the Board who have questions in that regard are welcome to contact myself at 604-986-3239.

Seymour Salmonid Society
The office of the Seymour River Fish Hatchery
PO Box 52221 North Vancouver B.C. V7J 3V5

Dave Steele
President, Seymour Salmonid Society

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