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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Crowding Causes Missouri River Tag Lottery on Paddlefish

Angler crowding on the Missouri River prompts Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks to implement tag lottery on paddlefish.     http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/outdoors/2016/01/26/paddlefish-popularity-prompts-fishing-tag-lottery/79351910/

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Mine Proposed on Michigan-Wisconsin Border

Mine proposed on Michigan-Wisconsin border may threaten efforts to rehabilitate lake sturgeon populations.   http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/mine-proposed-on-michigan-wisconsin-border-prompts-concerns-b99647859z1-364814071.html  

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Opening of Bonnet Carre Spillway-Will it Affect Sturgeons?

Opening of Bonnet Carre Spillway might affect pallid and shovelnose sturgeon in lower Mississippi.   http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2016/01/bonnet_carre_spillway_opening.html  

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Acoustic Technology Used to Assess Sediment Dispersal

USGS is using acoustic technology to assess sediment dispersal in Kootenai River, ID.   http://www.bonnersferryherald.com/news/article_f74fafb4-b64d-11e5-8549-2b074fea8c6f.html  

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NASPS 2016 Meeting Announcement-September 19-22 Hood River, Oregon

NASPS is pleased to announce that Hood River, Oregon has been selected as the location of the 2016 meeting. The meeting will be held September 19-22. Hood River is located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and the waterfront venue is steps from the Columbia River. Sturgeon and paddlefish enthusiasts know that the Columbia River, home to white and green sturgeon, is one of North America's premier sturgeon rivers. Hood R...

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Atlantic Sturgeon in the York River System

A spawning population of Atlantic sturgeon has recently been discovered in the Pamunkey River in the York River system.  To learn more, click the following link   http://www.fws.gov/endangered/news/episodes/bu-Fall2015/story2/index.html

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Lake Sturgeon Now Reproducing in the Mississippi River

Missouri Department of Conservation confirms lake sturgeon are spawning in the Mississippi River.  For more information, please copy and paste the link below into your browser.   http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-confirms-lake-sturgeon-now-reproducing-mississippi-river

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Alternative Considered to the Proposed Dam on the Yellowstone River

U.S. officials will consider an alternative to a dam proposed on the Yellowstone River which may negatively impact the endangered pallid sturgeon.  The agreement comes after environmental groups successfully sued to stop the $59 million dam along the Yellowstone near the Montana-North Dakota border.  To read more, click the link below...   http://helenair.com/news/state-and-regional/apnewsbreak-us-to-consider-alternative-to-yellowstone-dam/arti...

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Lake Sturgeon Passage: Getting a Lift

Passage of dams is challenging for sturgeons.  Check out this YouTube video that shows how Lake Sturgeon are passing dams...   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO5SNXXBIrM  

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World Fish Migration Day

On behalf of the World Fish Migration Platform (WFMP), you are invited to join the 2nd World Fish Migration Day (WFMD), to be held on the 21st of May 2016.       With WFMD 2016, the WFMP hope to achieve a big impact on fish migration policies, measures and management, from local to global. Local events can be: celebration on a dam/weir removal, inauguration of a fishway or a river restoration project, special trainings/workshops, research ...

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