Directors & Advisors


Lawrence Gunther Euteneier M.E.S. M.S.M. (Director)
Senior Policy Advisor
Public Trust and Assurance Systems
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Tom Weagar Ed.D M.E.S. (Chair)
Associate Deputy Minister
Ministry of Education, N.W.T.

Ian MacLeod Eng. (Communications)
Senior Manager Consultant
Infor Global Solutions

Doug Laurie-Lean Eng. (Treasurer)
Manager, Innovations Fund
Department of National Defence

Anne Melrose (Administrator)
Executive Assistant
National Art Centre, Ottawa

Scientific Advisors:

All Blue Fish Canada sustainable fishing tips are fact-checked by leading Canadian experts in the field of fish biology and conservation.

Dr. Steven J. Cooke, Canada’s Research Chair in Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology. Dr. Cooke is a professor of Environmental Science and Biology at Carleton University, and runs Carleton University’s Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology Laboratory, otherwise known as the “Cooke Lab”. Topics of interest include aquatic ecology, conservation biology, physiological ecology, animal behaviour and environmental science. Research focuses primarily on freshwater and marine fish. For more on the Cooke Lab visit:

Dr Bruce Tufts is a Professor of Fisheries & Conservation, Biology Department, Queen’s University.

Dr. Tufts research focuses on the conservation and sustainable use of freshwater fisheries in Canada, and involves the study of wild fish populations of interest to recreational anglers. His courses include Fisheries Techniques that provides students with the “hands-on” best practices used in fisheries work.

Dr Tufts also runs the Queen’s University Laboratory in Fish Physiology and Fisheries Biology, otherwise known as the “Tufts Lab”.