Welcome to Fisheries Technician Intern Curtis Avery!
Curtis graduated with honours in 2011 from Nipissing University in the four year Environmental Biology and Technology program. His second year was collaborated with Canadore College in which the focus was on lab work/experience.
Having wanted to work in the environmental sector, and more specifically fisheries, Curtis felt a placement with the A/OFRC to be a good fit. Curtis wants to impart the importance of taking care of our lakes and rivers after having volunteered with the Nipissing First Nation Walleye moratorium and living on the lake for more than seven years. Health-wise, he does not want to see the issues of Lake Nipissing happen to other lakes. As such, being established with an Aboriginal organization Curtis felt he could better help First Nations with such matters.
In his spare time, Curtis enjoys camping, spending time outdoors, and fishing. Looking ahead he wants to ensure future generations, like his son, have the same resources in which to enjoy. As a member of M’Chigeeng First Nation, one of his aspirations is to go back to Manitoulin Island and familiarize himself with the area and possibly work there in this field. Curtis’ first field project as a Fisheries Technician Intern was the Mississagi River Lake Sturgeon where he tagged spawning Lake Sturgeon and set egg mats (picture).