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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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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