Summer Fisheries Student Program

University of Toronto

What you will do

Students work in teams with DFO staff to collect, process, analyze, provide operational support and report on fisheries related operations. Generally, students are engaged in field and lab work but may also be involved with computer and office work.

Typical tasks may include:

• collecting biological samples/information from candidate lakes and rivers

• sampling water, sediment, benthic invertebrates, zooplankton, freshwater mussels, and fishes

• assessing the chemical, physical and biological nature of Great Lakes tributaries for Sea Lamprey management

• collecting habitat and species information to assess the status of Federal Species at Risk and of Aquatic Invasive Species

Note 1: While working in the field, you may encounter adverse conditions and travel for extended periods of time to complete research projects

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