The 2013 annual meeting for NASPS was held in conjuction with the Seventh International Symposium on Sturgeons (ISS7) in Nanaimo, Canada in July.   The ISS7 provided a forum for the dissemination of critical scientific research on sturgeons throughout the world and an opportunity for world leaders in this research to discuss their work and set research priorities. There was a strong emphasis on research addressing conservation challenges to sturgeon species and populations, many of which are endangered.

The conference proceedings are expected to be published during the summer of 2014 in the Journal of Applied Ichthyology (JAI), the official journal of the WSCS.