CARS 2021 Legends inductees: Brian Shuter and Ken Minns

Congratulations to this year’s inductees!

CARS is delighted to present the 2021 Legends: Dr. Kim Hyatt, Dr. Brian Shuter, and Dr. Ken Minns.

The goal of the CARS (Canadian Aquatic Resources Section of the American Fisheries Society) “Legends of Canadian Fisheries Science and Management” is to recognize the accomplishments of fisheries professionals in Canada. Their foundational work, much of it conducted decades ago, still underpins our thinking of ecological processes and is the basis for today’s conservation and management. Click here to read more about our 2021 Legends

Brian Shuter
Dr. Brian Shuter is a Research Scientist (emeritus) for the Aquatic Research & Development Section at the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry. He is cross-appointed in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto. His recent research areas of concentration are: fish life history – theory and application, growth and production models and aquatic food webs. Dr. Shuter received both his M.Sc. and Ph.D. at the University of Toronto. He has mentored dozens of graduate students either as a supervisory or on graduate student committees. He has over 150 peer-reviewed articles and reports and over 10,000 citations in fisheries and aquatic sciences. For more information on Dr. Shuter:

Ken Minns
Dr. Ken Minns is a retired Fisheries and Oceans Canada research scientist where he worked from 1974-2005. Dr. Minns received his B.Sc. from the University of Hull, UK and his PhD from the University of Toronto. He also holds multiple academic appointments where he supervised many graduate students throughout his career. He has written over 40 technical reports, 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts, a dozen books/chapters, and over 5,500 citations. His research spans across fisheries sciences, fish habitat management tools, productivity, ecosystem stressors, and simulation modelling. For more about Dr. Minns accomplishments in fisheries and aquatic sciences, visit: