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Fish Ageing

Since 1981, NSC has provided reliable fish age estimates for clients in the electrical, oil and gas, transportation, pulp and paper, agriculture, and mining industries, as well as consulting, government, First Nation, and community organizations. Collectively, NSC's fish ageing team has over 50 years of experience ageing fin rays, spines, otoliths, scales, opercula, and cleithra from over 55 freshwater fish species. Our ageing team is well versed in applying different ageing methods and structure preparations (e.g., otolith and fin-ray sectioning, cleithra reading) to provide the most accurate and reliable age estimates for our clients. NSC has a fully equipped fish ageing laboratory and is able to accommodate, prepare, and age large volumes of ageing structures within reasonable time frames. The experience of our team assures our clients that their structures will be handled properly, aged using the appropriate methodology, and aged accurately. In addition, we provide quality assurance and quality control procedures to ensure the integrity of the age estimates and resulting data interpretation.

Contact: ageinglab@nscons.ca

Our ageing clients include:

Hatfield Consultants

Klohn Crippen Berger

Ecofish Research

EDI Environmental Dynamics Inc.

GHD Limited

Ecometrix Incorporated

Dave Bustard and Associates

Environmental Resources Management

Knight Piésold Consulting

AMEC Foster Wheeler



Gwiitch'in Renewable Resources Board

Diversified Environmental Services

BC Ministry of Environment

Environment Canada

Northern Environmental Consulting and Analysis

PGL Environmental Consulting

Gamberg Consulting

Yukon Environment

Yukon Energy Corporation

Parks Canada

Manitoba Water Stewardship

Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management


Ontario Power Generation


Manitoba Hydro

Department of Fisheries and Oceans


Azimuth Consulting

BC Hydro

Cambrian Gordon

BC Forestry Lands and Natural Resources

Triton Environmental Consultants

Tetra Tech EBA

H2O Power LP

Wek'eezhii Renewable Resources Board

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