Second Call for Abstracts for 2015 NASPS Annual Meeting

The North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society (NASPS) has extended the call for abstracts for our 19-22 October, 2015 conference in Oshkosh, WI, from 30 June to 10 July, 2015. Please submit your abstract (maximum 250 words) by July 10, 2015 to Ryan Koenigs (ryan.koenigs@wisconsin.gov).  Abstracts should include a statement of objectives, a brief description of methods, principal results, and conclusions or management recommendations. Please ...

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Deadline Extension for 2015 NASPS Student Travel Award

The deadline to apply for the student travel award to attend the annual NASPS conference in Oshkosh WI on October 19-22, 2015 has been extended to 10 July.  Please visit our website http://www.nasps-sturgeon.org/conferences/north-american-conference-announcements.aspx for application details.  

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Scholarship Opportunity

Cramer Fish Sciences® offers the Steven P. Cramer Legacy Scholarship to honor and continue the legacy of our founding scientist. The scholarship will be awarded annually to aspiring fisheries scientists to recognize and encourage their pursuit of cutting-edge solutions which balance conservation and beneficial use of our natural resources. Scholarships will be awarded to two graduate students actively engaged in research relevant to applied fishe...

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NASPS 2015 Student Travel Awards

  North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society  Student Travel Awards 2015     The North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society (NASPS) announces the availability of two travel awards for students to attend the NASPS Conference in Oshkosh, Wisconsin from October 19-22, 2015.    NASPS is a society of Scientists, Biologists, Researchers, Instructors, Artists, Anglers, and Sturgeon Enthusiasts. The Society's objectives focus on the conse...

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First Call for Abstracts for NASPS 2015 Annual Meeting

Please submit your abstract (maximum 250 words) by June 30 to Ryan Koenigs (ryan.koenigs@wisconsin.gov).  Abstracts should include a statement of objectives, a brief description of methods, principal results, and conclusions or management recommendations. Include scientific names in the abstract, but not in the title. The title should clearly describe what you will present. Please do not abbreviate place names (e.g. state or country) in the title...

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2015 Annual Meeting Registration Open

Registration for our 2015 NASPS Annual meeting is open!  You may register at the the following link or on our North American Conference tab.   http://www.nasps-sturgeon.org/conferences/north-american-conference-announcements.aspx

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Upcoming NASPS Elections

The North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society (NASPS) is accepting nominations for their executive board. There are 10 positions that are to be filled including President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and six members at large. Please submit nominations to Ryan Koenigs (Ryan.Koenigs@wisconsin.gov) and Tim Haxton (tim.haxton@ontario.ca) by November 7th. 

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Giant White Sturgeon Caught in the Fraser River

A white sturgeon measuring approximately 11 ft. and weighing 880 lbs. was caught in the Fraser River this summer by out of state fisherman.  This is the 4th giant sturgeon caught in the Fraser over the past two years.  For the full article, please visit: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/06/15/giant-white-sturgeon-bc_n_5497315.html    

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NRDC Files Lawsuit On Behalf of Delaware River Atlantic Sturgeon

The National Marine Fisheries Service received a lawsuit on March 18, 2014, from the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network for failure to designate critical habitat for the Atlantic sturgeon (A.oxyrinchus).  NMFS listed 5 Distinct Population Segments (DPS) of Atlantic sturgeon in 2012; there is a statutory requirement to designate critical habitat for listed species not more than two years later.  The lawsuit can ...

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Delaware River As Critical Habitat for Atlantic Sturgeon

Recent litigation may lead to designation of critical habitat in the Delaware River for Atlantic Sturgeon.  For the full article, please visit: http://articles.philly.com/2014-04-02/news/48771586_1_20-sturgeon-critical-habitat-endangered-species 

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Successful Recovery of Lake Sturgeon in Minnesota

The successful recovery of lake sturgeon on Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River continues.  For the full article, please visit: http://news.dnr.state.mn.us/2014/05/01/successful-recovery-of-lake-sturgeon-continues/

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Plan for Passage of Pallid Sturgeon on Yellowstone River Unveiled

Plans to create a 3-mile-long passage around Intake Diversion Dam for pallid sturgeon and other fish were presented in late March.  For the full article, please visit: http://billingsgazette.com/lifestyles/recreation/plan-for-pallid-sturgeon-passage-on-yellowstone-river-unveiled/article_cb479909-7b75-556a-877d-b5f8cdc898a9.html

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Pallid Sturgeon Genetics Well Represented

Netting for wild pallid sturgeon to contribute to the genetic profile of progeny released into the wild has been successful.  For the full article, please visit: http://billingsgazette.com/lifestyles/recreation/pallid-sturgeon-genetics-well-represented-thanks-to-netting-program/article_252aea19-0e6f-58bf-ac27-a9cc8e83111e.html

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Student Travel Awards for NASPS 2014

North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society   Student Travel Awards   2014     The North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society (NASPS) announces the availability of two travel awards for students to attend the NASPS Symposium in Quebec City, Quebec as a part of the American Fisheries Society Conference from August 17-21, 2014.    NASPS is a society of Scientists, Biologists, Researchers, Instructors, Artists, Anglers, and Sturgeon ...

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Shortnose Stout on Tap

Recently, Karl Meyers (local writer, river nut, and idea man for a sturgeon beer) collaborated with Boyd Kynard (local sturgeon nut), and the owner of a local pub, The People's Pint, in Turners Falls, MA.  The result of this union was the development of a new stout ale "Shortnose Stout," which was introduced during a publicized event at the pub.  Boyd Kynard had a display on sturgeon and discussed the dangers posed to spawning shortnose sturgeon ...

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6'3" Sturgeon Discovered on Bank of Delaware River

A 6'3" juvenile Atlantic sturgeon was discovered on the bank of the Delaware River near Easton, PA.  For the full article, please visit: http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/easton/index.ssf/2014/04/atlantic_sturgeon_washes_up_on.html

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Green Sturgeon Harmed by Irrigation Pipes

Researchers from the University of California - Davis have found that juvenile green sturgeon are prone to being sucked into irrigation pipes.  For the full article, please visit: http://www.fondriest.com/news/threatened-green-sturgeon-especially-prone-getting-sucked-irrigation-pipes.htm

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Reintroduced Lake Sturgeon Ready to Spawn in Cayuga Lake

Reintroduced Lake Sturgeon are getting ready to spawn in Cayuga Lake for the first time since stocking began in 1995.  For the full article, please visit: http://www.ithaca.com/news/reintroduced-lake-sturgeon-ready-to-spawn-in-cayuga-lake/article_9981f136-a4a6-11e3-9f73-001a4bcf887a.html

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Paddlefish Returning to Texas Lake

Caddo Lake received 47 paddlefish as part of an effort to assess the efficacy of recent water releases from a nearby dam.  For the full article, please visit: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/03/prehistoric-paddlefish-makes-return-to-texas-lake/

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Shovelnose Sturgeon Documented in Arkansas River

Clear water in the Arkansas River prompts discovery of shovelnose sturgeon population.  For the full article, please visit: http://www.newson6.com/story/25148293/unusual-fish-discovered-in-arkansas-river

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