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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Slideshow at the Annual Meeting-Send in your Photos

Send in your sturgeon and paddlefish photos!  We will be having a slideshow during the banquet at our 2015 annual meeting in Oshkosh and would love to showcase the work you are doing. You can send your photo(s) to info@nasps-sturgeon.com   Please let us know in your email if we may have permission to use your photo(s) (with photo credit) on the NASPS website.    

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New Student Subunit within NASPS-Consider Running for Office

Dear Students: The North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society (NASPS) has recently approved the foundation of a Student Subunit to act within NASPS and promote the education, collaboration, and communication of sturgeon and paddlefish conservation among college students. This is your chance to become involved in a new and exciting opportunity and be part of the first ever group of officers. The officer positions include: President, Vice-Pres...

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2015 NASPS Annual Student Travel Award Winners

Student Travel Awards for the NASPS 2015 Annual Meeting have been awarded to one Masters student and one Ph.D. student.  The winners are:   MS: Alex DiJohnson, Delaware State Univ Ph.D.: Emily Miller, UC Davis   Emily Miller is a Ph.D. Candidate in Dr. Peter Klimley's Biotelemetry Lab in the Graduate Group in Ecology at UC Davis. Her dissertation examines spatio-temporal distributions and niche partitioning among green and white sturgeon in ...

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2015 Annual Meeting Registration Deadlines

Deadlines for the 2015 Annual Meeting are the following:   14 September 2015 - last day to register for workshops 2 October 2015 - last day to register for the meeting 12 October 2015 - last day to request a refund for workshops and/or the meeting   With summer winding down, now is the time to start planning for your attendance at the 19-22 October 2015 NASPS annual meeting in Oshkosh WI. To provide sufficient time for agency folks to obtai...

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