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 ...
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
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/
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
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
Student Travel Awards for NASPS 2014
North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society
Student Travel Awards
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 ...
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 ...
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
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
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
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/
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
ISS8 to take place in Vienna 2017
As announced during ISS7 in Nanaimo, Canada, the 8th ISS is to take place in Vienna, Europe in September 2017 at the BOKU, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences. The conference is planned by the hosting organizations BOKU and IGb as a joint European team effort under the thematic umbrella “150 years of decline – how to turn the trend?”
Vienna is located in the heart of Europe and is regarded one of the most beautiful historic capital...
World Fish Migration Day 2014 (WFMD)
Connecting Fish, Rivers and People
"World Fish Migration Day 2014 (WFMD) is a one day global initiative, with local events worldwide, to create awareness on the importance of open rivers and migratory fish. WFMD is held to improve the publics’ understanding of the importance of open rivers and migratory fish and their needs.
Free migration for fish is crucial to achieve healthy fish stocks. While most fish are migratory to some degree, some spe...
Joint project DNR (WDNR) and the MITW
Good morning Winnebago Sturgeon Enthusiasts:You may be aware of a joint project between the Wisconsin DNR (WDNR) and the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin (MITW) to restore lake sturgeon to the Menominee Indian Reservation. If you are not, the short version of the project is that before the construction of the Shawano Dam in 1892, sturgeon were able to migrate upstream to the Menominee Indian Reservation to utilize the ideal spawning habitat b...
WSCS and NASPS affiliation
At Deep Bay, Nanaimo, Canada, on July 23, WSCS (World Sturgeon Conservation Society) and NASPS (North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society) approved an Affiliation agreement.
“Thank you all for your constructive and improvement-oriented participation – over time – in developing, promoting and finally completing the affiliation process, thereby serving the goals and objectives of WSCS and its affiliates. I believe that the somewhat long incu...
2013 Winnebago Lakes Sturgeon Spearing Season - Season Synopsis, 12.03.2013
Spearers awaited the 2013 sturgeon spear fishery with great anticipation of the chance to harvest a potential record breaking fish. The number of sturgeon in the population has been increasing over the last 25+ years and recent harvests contained high percentages of "trophy" sized fish. In fact, 7 of the top 10 fish on record had been harvested in the past three seasons (2010-2012). The increase in adult population abundance and over-all size of ...
Opening of the Winnebago Sturgeon Spearing - Saturday February 9, 2013
Sturgeon spearing traditions were renewed over the last few days, as the 2013 Sturgeon Spear Fishery on the Winnebago System got underway. Opening day was one of mixed results, and for the most part went as predicted. Due to less than ideal ice conditions on Lake Winnebago and poor water clarity, the total harvest from Lake Winnebago was low with a total of 39 sturgeon being harvested. Spearers on the Upriver Lakes were much more successful, harv...
CITES published the actualized sturgeon and caviar quotas for 2011 - 2012
On November 15th, CITES presented the revised quotas for March 1st, 2011 through February 29th, 2012. No quotas were issued for wild fish and products of wild fish while quotas were provided only for fertilized eggs (Romania), as well as caviar and meat (Iran) of farmed origin.
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Final phase of preparations on the ISS 7 in Nanaimo, July 21-25th 2013
The International Symposia on Sturgeons (ISS) are held at four-year intervals to provide a global platform to assess the progress made in both conservation and aquaculture but also to discuss and develop science-based recommendations that serve as guiding principles for future research and management measures. The upcoming 7th ISS is taking place from July 21- 25, 2013, co-hosted by Vancouver Island University (VIU) and the City of Nanaimo, Canad...