Student Events at the NASPS Virtual Meeting

There are many student events at the NASPS virtual meeting.    The Student Subunit will be hosting a Student-Mentor Q&A Session and Student Social. The Q&A Session will be on Tuesday October 27th at 1:30PM Pacific Time, and at the event you will get the opportunity to hear from professionals in the field and ask them about their experiences. The Student Social will be on Thursday October 28th at 1:30PM Pacific Time, and this will be an in...

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In Memoriam of Dr. Serge Doroshov

It is with great sadness that we are announcing the passing of Dr. Serge Doroshov.  He is well known as the "Father of Sturgeon Aquaculture" in North America.     Please click the link to read his in memoriam.   In Memoriam Dr. Serge Doroshov

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NASPS Virtual Meeting 2020-Final Program

The NASPS will be holding its annual meeting virtually October 27-29.    We are excited to offer 37 contributed presentations at the virtual meeting on the themes of Aquaculture and Conservation Propagation, Biology and Ecology, Bottlenecks to Recovery, Conservation Genetics, Management, Physiology, and Regulated Rivers. This also includes an update from the World Sturgeon Conservation Society. We are working to make the meeting as engaging as po...

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NASPS Governing Board Elections 2021-2022

The NASPS Governing Board elections are underway.  Please find the nominee biographies in the link below   NASPS Governing Board Nominee Biographies 2021-2022

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ISS9 Postponed until 2022

The 9th International Symposium on Sturgeons (ISS9) which was planned for 2021 will be postponed and will be held in 2022!   With our deepest regret, we have to convey the unpleasant news that the International Symposium on Sturgeons ISS9, planned to take place in Chenghaodu in October 2021, will be postponed by one year to October 2022 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The unforeseeable development of COVID-19 will likely result in travel re...

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WSCS General Assembly 2020

WSCS General Assembly 2020 – Save the date! Legally, the WSCS is obligated to have one General Assembly per year to ensure members are apprised of and support the Governing Board’s activities, to report on the WSCS accounting, and to discuss strategic issues for the society. Unfortunately, COVID-19 resulted in the cancellation of our meeting plans this past spring. Since travel is still restricted and safety is a major issue for any meetings taki...

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What is the Sturddlefish?

Scientists accidentally created a sturddlefish...an American paddlefish and Russian sturgeon hybrid.  Click the link to read more.   https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/15/science/hybrid-sturgeon-paddlefish.html

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Green Sturgeon Post-Doctoral Position UCSC/NOAA

Postdoc studying green sturgeon census techniques and population dynamics Institute of Marine Sciences (University of California, Santa Cruz/NOAA Fisheries): Postdoctoral Scholar Green Sturgeon Modeling (Open Until Filled. Apply by 08/10/2020)  APPLY AT https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00833 Applications Due: Monday, Aug 10, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)Apply by this date to ensure full consideration. The Institute of Marine Sciences [https:...

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2020 NASPS Student Award Recipients

NASPS congratulates Kassandra Merks, recipient of the 2020 NASPS Student Mentor-Collaboration Award and Ryan Gary, recipient of the 2020 NASPS In-Memoriam Research Award!   Kassandra is a MSc student at the University of Manitoba studying the effects of complex flow on fin and otolith development of hatchery-reared young of year lake sturgeon, Acipenser fluevelences, to assess the potential impact to fish behavioral responses, and inform hatche...

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Support the NASPS Student Subunit's World Fish Migration Day Project

The good news is the NASPS Student Subunit has a fun activity for you to help pass the time! In honor of World Fish Migration Day on October 24th, we have a recorded a song to teach people about sturgeon migration! We are now asking for your help to make a music video to go with our hit song "Like a Sturgeon".   If you want to help out and participate, we are asking all sturgeon and paddlefish researchers to:   1. Print out the attached sturg...

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NASPS 2020 Virtual Meeting

The NASPS governing board has decided to postpone the in-person meeting planned for Oct 25th-29th in Folsom, California until Oct 21-24th 2021 due to concerns related to the ongoing pandemic. Although we would love to see you all, the health and safety of our members is our utmost concern, and we didn’t feel comfortable with the risks associated with a large, in-person gathering this fall.   Instead, NASPS will be hosting a virtual meeting the ...

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Abstract Submission for NASPS 2020

At this time, NASPS is still planning to hold the annual meeting in Folsom, California from October 25-29. The NASPS will continually re-evaluate this decision based on the current public health guidelines as the year unfolds. Registration will be open as soon as the revised NASPS website is finalized.   To submit your abstract, please use the following link   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScEqXqzySxVSLIW1cHmf1rNMFBlSKMABfBfzo_C5duu...

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How Has the Coronavirus Pandemic Affected your Work or Recovery Program?

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting our members’ sturgeon research and management activities. NASPS is interested in collating impacts to recovery programs as a result of the coronavirus disruptions.  If you have an example to share please fill out the form below. Examples from members may be turned into a white paper on the effect of the pandemic on sturgeon conservation.   Coronavirus Form for NASPS

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NASPS Remembers Paul Anders

The sturgeon and paddlefish community lost an inspiring and dedicated member when Dr. Paul Anders passed away January 25th, 2020. Paul made significant contributions to white sturgeon, working on collaborative research and recovery programs for the past few decades. In particular, he was an integral member of both the Upper Columbia River and Kootenai River Recovery Programs. He was a great scientist, a kind and positive person, and had a wonderf...

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NASPS Elections for 2020

2020 is a NASPS election year and we are looking for people who might be interested in serving on the Governing Board from 2021-2023. We are looking for more candidates to run for positions on the executive committee (president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer) and six members at large. We will send out a formal request for nominations later in 2020 for elections that will be held this summer. The new Governing Board will be announced at the...

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IUCN Sturgeon Specialist Group Seeks New Co-chair

The IUCN Sturgeon Specialist Group seeks nominations for a new co-Chair. The co-Chair will replace Phaedra Doukakis who is stepping down from the post. The co-Chair will serve along with Dr. Arne Ludwig for a four-year term subject to renewal. The post requires a voluntary commitment to lead a group of over 40 sturgeon and paddlefish experts in tasks associated with the IUCN Red List, group organization, and specific focal areas to be defined by ...

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NASPS Reaching out to Students

The NASPS student subunit is looking to recruit students working on sturgeon or paddlefish to participate in subunit activities! Benefits of membership include networking opportunities, participation in the student activities at the annual meeting, and eligibility for student awards. Please contact subunit president Brendan Dula (NASPSstudents@gmail.com).

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NOAA is Using Sonar to Identify Critical Habitat for Atlantic Sturgeon

https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/noaa-science-supports-atlantic-sturgeon-recovery-effort-chesapeake-bay

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White Sturgeon Spawning Documented in the Hells Canyon Complex

https://www.idahopress.com/outdoors/snake-river-sturgeon-study-looks-at-recruitment/article_a6880cba-7dc4-56b2-b4b4-e8fcd71b7cc3.html

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Restoration of Lake Sturgeon above Barriers on the Wolf River

The Wisconsin DNR produced a video highlighting the capture and transfer project they are collaboratively work on with the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin to restore lake sturgeon above a couple of barriers on the Wolf River. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym5qraTk1Ls

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