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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Extension for Abstract Submission to the 2016 NASPS Annual Meeting

Abstract submission has been extended until July 15th for the 2016 NASPS meeting in Hood River.   Abstract submission for the NASPS meeting occurring in Hood River Oregon, September 19th-22nd 2016 has been extended, with the new deadline for submission being July 15th.  Please note that abstracts will be submitted online for the 2016 meeting.  Please submit abstracts (maximum 300 words) online using the following link http://goo.gl/forms/E7SK6yB2...

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NASPS Student Subunit Announcements

Call for NASPS Student Subunit Members   Students!! If you are engaged in sturgeon or paddlefish research, or are even remotely concerned about the conservation, restoration, and management of these amazing fishes, please join our ranks! The Student Subunit of NASPS is brand new this year and is seeking members. The work we engage in not only advances sturgeon and paddlefish science but allows members to be immersed in a professional fisheries co...

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Donations of Raffle Items for the NASPS Annual Meeting

The 2016 North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society (NASPS) annual conference is being held September 19 – 22 in Hood River, Oregon. The NASPS seeks to understand current declines in sturgeon and paddlefish populations across North America and is dedicated to promoting the conservation and restoration of these species by developing and advancing research pertaining to their biology, management, and utilization. The society recognizes the impo...

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Order of Acipenser - Call for 2016 Award Nominations

The North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society (NASPS) is seeking nominations for the Order of Acipenser award.  The Order of Acipenser is presented by NASPS to an individual for their outstanding contributions to the conservation and recovery of Sturgeon or Paddlefish in North America.  For more information about the award and the nomination process, please click the following link   Order of Acipenser - Call for 2016 Award Nominations

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2016 NASPS Student Travel Awards Announcement

The Student Subunit of the North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society (NASPS) has taken over the student travel awards!  We are excited to announce the availability of two travel awards for students to attend the NASPS annual meeting in Hood River, Oregon from September 19-22, 2016.    For more information, please open the following link:   FINAL 2016 Student Travel Award

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NASPS 2016 Elections-Call for Nominations

The North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society (NASPS) will be holding elections this summer for positions on their governing board for 2017-2019.  NASPS is seeking nominations for 10 positions including President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and six members at large.  If you would like to nominate someone for any of these positions please submit their name along with their contact information to James Crossman (james.crossman@bchyd...

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NASPS President, Vice President, and Past President Attend WSCS Board Meeting in France

Dr. Molly Webb (NASPS President and WSCS Secretary), Dr. James Crossman (NASPS Vice President), and Dr. Ronald Bruch (NASPS Past President) recently traveled to Bordeaux, France to attend the Board Meeting for the WSCS to continue to build a strong relationship between the two societies whose shared mission includes the conservation and restoration of paddlefish and sturgeon species worldwide.  A workshop on “Post Release Monitoring Strategies in...

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Wisconsin’s Rich Spearing Tradition Thrives

As Global Lake Sturgeon Populations Collapse, Wisconsin’s Rich Spearing Tradition Thrives   http://wuwm.com/post/global-lake-sturgeon-populations-collapse-wisconsins-rich-spearing-tradition-thrives#stream/0  

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NASPS Student Mentor Collaboration Award

The North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society (NASPS) is introducing the first annual request for applications for the NASPS Student Mentor Collaboration Award.  The purpose of this award is to establish a collaborative link between a graduate student working on sturgeon or paddlefish research and a sturgeon or paddlefish researcher or manager to aid in the completion of the student’s degree.   For more information, click on the following li...

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Atlantic Sturgeon Protected from Accidental Catch

University of Delaware graduate student Matt Breece is tracking endangered Atlantic sturgeon to better protect them from accidental catch. Features NASPS member Dewayne Fox. http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2016/02/20/sturgeon-tracking-aims-protect-endangered-fish/80612790/  

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Texas Fish and Wildlife Stocking of Paddlefish into Texas

Texas Fish and Wildlife is progressing with a reintroductory stocking of paddlefish into Caddo Lake, TX.   http://www.news-journal.com/news/2016/feb/06/next-phase-of-caddo-lake-paddlefish-project-begins/

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