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COSEWIC assessment and status report on the American Eel in Canada

Biographical summaries of the report writers

V. Tremblay received an M.Sc. in Biology from the Université du Québec à Rimouski in 2005. Her thesis topic was the reproductive strategy of female American eels in the St. Lawrence River watershed. She is currently an aquatic biologist with Alliance Environnement (2, rue Fusey, Trois-Rivières, Québec G8T 2T1, v.tremblay@alliance-environnement.qc.ca).

The report was prepared under the aegis of the Canadian Eel Science Working Group (CESWoG), which consists of biologists from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR), the Québec Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune (MRNF, SecteurFaune Québec) and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Its mandate is to coordinate eel research and assessment in Canada. CESWoG's contributions to this report were coordinated by four members. J.M. Casselman of OMNR, conducts research on fresh water and fisheries ecology in eastern Ontario. Dr. Casselman has retired from OMNR since completion of the first draft of this report, but continues his research as a senior scientist emeritus and adjunct professor, Department of Biology, Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. N.E. Mandrak of Fisheries and Oceans, works on endangered aquatic species in central Canada. F. Caron ofMRNF, Secteur Faune Québec, conducts research on salmon, eels, and other diadromous species in Quebec. D.K. Cairns of Fisheries and Oceans, does eel research in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence.