Incoming NASPS Student Subunit Board Members for 2018

Congratulations to the incoming NASPS Student Subunit Board members.  They will take office in January 2018.   President – Michael Moore, PhD Student at the University of Missouri Research focus: Lake Sturgeon    Vice President – Jessica Thornton, Masters student at Eastern Illinois University Research focus: Shovelnose Sturgeon   Secretary – Nick Porter, Masters student at University of Wisconsin Stevens Point Research focus: Lake Sturgeon   Tr...

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Video Tribute to Dr. Tim King

The Sturgeon community lost a patient mentor when Dr. Tim King, a Research Fishery Biologist with the USGS, passed away on September 30, 2016.   Tim’s interest in conservation genetics was extensive, and he was dedicated to applying molecular techniques to preserve and conserve imperiled species. His work investigating diversity and evolutionary processes led to the conservation and management of species including Atlantic Salmon, Brook Trout, an...

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Request for Proposals for NASPS 2018 Location

The NASPS is accepting proposals for the 2018 annual meeting location.  To submit a proposal, please click the link below   Proposal Request for NASPS 2018 Annual Meeting Location 

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Genetic Differences between Spring and Fall Spawning Atlantic Sturgeon Males in the James River

Genetic differences between spring and fall spawning male Atlantic Sturgeon in the James River have been described.  To read more, please click on the following link:   http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0179661 

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In Memory of Dr. Francesco Fontana

We would like to share sad news with the WSCS and NASPS members. Our friend, Dr. Francesco Fontana, passed away a few days ago after a long fight with a terrible disease. Francesco was one of the pioneers of sturgeon cytogenetics. He worked on several species and hybrids and opened the way to sturgeon genetic studies in Italy. He was not only a colleague and a guide for those of us who had the honour and the luck to work with him but was also a g...

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NASPS Student Travel Award to AFS 2017

The NASPS Governing Board is excited to announce the availability of travel awards for students to attend the NASPS symposium “Sturgeon and Paddlefish Recovery in North America: Connecting Research across a Diverse Array of Habitats” as part of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida from August 20-24, 2017.   For more information click here   NASPS Student Travel Award to AFS 2017

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NASPS Student Travel Award to ISS8

The NASPS Governing Board is excited to announce the availability of a travel award for a student to attend the 8th International Symposium on Sturgeon (ISS8) in Vienna, Austria September 10-16, 2017.   For more information click here   NASPS Student Travel Award for ISS8

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Announcement for Nominations for the Order of the Acipenser

The North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society is seeking nominations for the Order of the Acipenser award.  Nominations are due JULY 15, 2017.   For information about the award and nomination process, click here   Nomination Process for the Order of the Acipenser

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NASPS 2017 Annual Meeting to be Held in Conjunction with AFS

The NASPS 2017 annual meeting will be held in conjunction with the AFS meeting which will be held in Tampa, FL from August 20-24.  The NASPS has a 2-day symposium at AFS entitled “Sturgeon and Paddlefish Recovery in North America: Connecting Research across a Diverse Array of Habitats”.  The abbreviation for the symposium is Sturgeons and Paddlefish.    If you are interested in presenting an oral or poster presentation within the Sturgeons and P...

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Registration for ISS8 is OPEN

For those of you attending ISS8, we want to help clarify the registration process on the website (http://www.iss8.info/index.php/Registration1.html) as NASPS members may register as a Regular Member to receive a reduced registration rate.  Once you click the Register Now button, you will be prompted to fill out Personal Details.  On the following page, NASPS members in good standing (2017) may register as a Regular Member.  You will need to uploa...

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Abstracts for NASPS 2016 Annual Meeting

Please find below a link for the abstracts for the NASPS 2016 annual meeting in Hood River, OR.  We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!   Abstracts for Oral Presentation NASPS 2016 Annual Meeting.pdf

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Sturgeon Festival 2016 Vancouver, Washington

For those that might be interested, the Sturgeon Festival will be held in Vancouver, Washington on the Saturday (September 17) before the NASPS conference.  This kid friendly event was started as a collaboration between the City of Vancouver and the Washington Department of Fisheries twenty years ago.  The City of Vancouver Water Resources Education Center is a great place for families to visit.   http://www.cityofvancouver.us/publicworks/page/st...

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Pre-sale for NASPS 2016 Attendees on Gary Fitch's Items

Gary Fitch (designer of the NASPS logo) will be selling his sturgeon wares at the NASPS 2016 meeting on Wednesday and Thursday.  He is having a pre-sale on his website.  Check it out...   http://www.storenvy.com/stores/912908-acipenser-gifts-nasps-sale

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NASPS 2016 Annual Meeting Registration Closes September 5th-Register Now

Registration for our NASPS 2016 annual meeting closes September 5th.  Please register now by clicking on the following link.    http://www.nasps-sturgeon.org/conferences/north-american-conference-announcements.aspx   It is going to be a spectacular meeting with 3 workshops, 68 talks in concurrent sessions, and many fun social events.  We look forward to seeing you in Hood River, OR September 19th-22nd.   

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Send in your Photos of Sturgeon and Paddlefish for the Banquet Slideshow

Please send in your sturgeon and paddlefish photos to the society email info@nasps-sturgeon.com for inclusion in the annual NASPS slideshow.  The slideshow will be presented at the banquet.

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NASPS 2016 Annual Meeting Schedule of Talks

We are pleased to distribute the schedule of talks for the NASPS 2016 annual meeting.  To view the schedule, please click on the following link...     NASPS 2016 Annual Meeting Schedule of Talks.pdf

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Guidelines for Submission of NASPS Oral and Poster Presentations

For guidelines for submission of NASPS oral and poster presentations, please click on the following link...   Guidelines for Submission of NASPS Oral and Poster Presentations.pdf

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NASPS 2016 Program-At-A-Glance

The 2016 NASPS meeting in Hood River is only 1 month away! Please click the following link to see the program-at-a-glance for the meeting to assist with your travel plans.    NASPS 2016 Program-At-A-Glance

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NASPS Election for 2017-2019-Candidate Biographies

Please click on the following link to read the candidate biographies for the NASPS 2017-2019 elections...   NASPS 2017-2019 Election Biographies.pdf

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Reserve your Room for NASPS 2016 Now

A block of rooms has been reserved for our 2016 meeting at the Best Western Hood River Inn.  The room block will be released AUGUST 19th.  So make your room reservations now!   You may cancel your room reservation with no penalty up to 72 hours before arrival.    To reserve a room, please call 800-828-7873 and reference the North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society or NASPS meeting to be included in the room block.  Room rates do exceed fede...

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