The ELC committee was very pleased to hear the presentation below by Kris Hunter. Kris has been a very dedicated and valued member of our committee, and although he needs to step down as a member right now, he will continue to be a much needed resource to the ELC.
Based out of Antigonish, NS, Kris Hunter is the Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Director of Programs for the Atlantic Salmon Federation. Prior to joining ASF in 2019, Kris spent the previous 12 years as a lab instructor at St. Francis Xavier University where he taught ecology, physiology, biodiversity, aquatic resources field camps and supervised numerous senior student research projects. Kris also previously worked as a research associate at the University of Waterloo and the University of British Columbia on many different salmonid ecology and physiology projects. During this time, he was involved in many national and international collaborations as part of Aquanet and the Centre for Aquaculture and the Environment.
For over 10 years Kris served as a director of the Nova Scotia Salmon Association including 7 years on the executive and 2 years as president. He has previously been the president of the St. Mary’s River Association, Vice President and project manager of Habitat Unlimited, and served on the Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation’s NS advisory council.
Kris heads his own consulting environmental company, Hunter Environmental Services, and has worked as a biologist for the SMRA, DFO and NS Inland Fisheries. Kris co-wrote the recovery strategy for the St. Mary’s River and has been involved in numerous environmental assessments and monitoring projects, developing several novel approaches to restoration. Kris loves to get outside and go fishing with his two kids and has been an active volunteer with Scouts, the Community Science Centre Association, and the local baseball teams.