Fish Aging Services

Developed in 2001, the Chippewas of Nawash Calcified Structure Analysis Facility (CNCSAF) is rapidly evolving and making local advances in the field of fish age estimation. We are now capable of ageing lake whitefish and related Coregonids and are also seeking collaborative opportunities to develop protocols for ageing other groups of fishes using advanced digital imaging and analysis techniques.

Lake Whitefish Ageing

Scales
Standard Protocol – Digital imaging and replicated ageing

  • Highest quality control
  • Precision estimates and summary statistics

Ages-Only Protocol – Digital imaging and single age estimates

  • High quality control
  • A single age estimate is provided for each fish
Otoliths
Standard Protocol – Sectioning method, digital imaging, rep. aging

  • Highest quality control
  • Precision estimates and summary statistics
  • Technical report available upon request

Inquiries and Pricing, Please Contact:

Ryan Lauzon
Fisheries Assessment Biologist
Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation
R.R. 5 Wiarton ON, N0H 2T0

Phone: (519) 534-1689
Fax: (519) 534-2130
Email: nawash.fisheries@gmail.com