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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Request for Proposals for NASPS 2016 Meeting Location

Following the results of the member poll circulated in September, and the recent success of the 2015 meeting in Oshkosh, the NASPS will hold a standalone meeting in 2016 and is requesting proposals for locations and hosts for the meeting.  A request for proposals is attached and highlights the information that should be included if you are considering applying to host the meeting.   Proposals will be evaluated by the NASPS governing board and a...

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Gulf Sturgeon Bibliography

The Gulf sturgeon bibliography has been updated. Each citation contains a short list of key topics addressed to facilitate searches.   Please click on the following link   usgs-sesc-sturgeonquest-gulfsturgeonbibliography_v3.pdf

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NASPS 2015 Annual Meeting a Huge Success

NASPS Members and Attendees of the NASPS 2015 Annual Meeting,   What an amazing meeting for us all, professionally and personally!  The 2015 NASPS Annual meeting was a huge success with 148 attendees, three workshops, 2.5 days of contributed papers that included 72 oral presentations given in concurrent sessions and forum discussions, and over 20 posters.  The socials were incredibly fun with the sturgeon and paddlefish trivia contest, raffle a...

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NASPS 2015 Meeting Program

We are pleased to release the NASPS 2015 Meeting Program.   Please click the link below.     NASPSProgramOct2015.pdf

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Guidelines for Oral Presentation-NASPS 2015

The guidelines for oral presentations at the NASPS Annual 2015 meeting are the following:   Presentation Outlines and Requirements Power Point is the only medium acceptable.   Please try to keep the size of your presentation file to a minimum. For example, reduce the image size of digital images and avoid video clips.   Presentations are scheduled in 20-minute blocks. The time will be split up by: Speaker introduction (1 minute); Present...

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NASPS 2015 Abstracts

The abstracts for the NASPS 2015 meeting can be accessed by clicking the following link     NASPS 2015 Abstracts in Alphabetical Order.pdf

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