NASPS Annual Meeting Room Block Closes October 1-Make your Reservation
Make sure to book your room for the NASPS 2018 annual meeting at the Courtyard by Marriot (3301 Lemone Industrial Blvd). The conference rate is $99/night. The room block closes October 1st.
To make a reservation, go to www.marriott.com/coucy, enter the dates and under the group code enter SPSSPSA for a King with sofa sleeper room or SPSSPSB for a double queen room. You may also call 1-800-MARRIOTT or 573-443-8000 and use the same codes.
NASPS-GRS Student Mentor Collaboration Award
The North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society (NASPS) and the German Society to Save the Sturgeon (GRS) are pleased to announce the NASPS-GRS Student Mentor Collaboration Award. The purpose of this award is to support establishment of a collaboration between a graduate student working on sturgeon or paddlefish research and a sturgeon or paddlefish researcher or manager to transfer technology, training, and/or aid in the completion of the st...
NASPS 2018 Annual Meeting Extension for Abstract Submission
NASPS has extended the deadline for abstract submission for the 2018 NASPS meeting in Columbia Missouri, October 21-25. We have received presentations covering 9 species across a diverse suite of topics and will have a full schedule for the meeting. We have heard from a few of you that are still planning to submit an abstract and the additional presentations will help round out the meeting with some concurrent sessions. Please pass this announ...
NASPS Student Mentor Collaboration Award 2018
NASPS is requesting 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. The role of collaborator is to transfer field, laboratory, or analytical methods, techniques, and knowledge to the graduate student...
NASPS Student Travel Awards 2018
The North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society (NASPS) Governing Board is excited to announce the availability of travel awards for students to attend the NASPS annual meeting in Columbia, Missouri from October 22-25, 2018.
Applications may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30, 2018.
For more information, please click on the following link
Order of Acipenser - Call for 2018 Award Nominations
The North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society (NASPS) is seeking nominations for the Order of Acipenser award. The Order of Acipenser is presented by NASPS to an individual or group for their outstanding contributions to the conservation and recovery of Sturgeon or Paddlefish in North America. For more information about the award and the nomination process, please click the following link
2018 Call for Order of Acipenser Award Nominatio...
NASPS Governing Board Elections for 2019-2020
The NASPS Governing Board Elections will be held in August. For more information about running for a NASPS Governing Board position, click on the following link.
NASPS 2019-2020 Governing Board Elections
NASPS is Celebrating World Fish Migration Day
The NASPS is celebrating World Fish Migration Day. World Fish Migration Day, which is Saturday April 21, is a one-day event focused on creating awareness on the importance of open rivers and migratory fish.
Lisa Izzo, a NASPS Student Subunit Governing Board Member, led the charge for the Student Subunit in creating the following video to recognize the importance of open rivers for migratory sturgeons and paddlefish.
The video is available ...
Request for Photos and Videos for a NASPS World Fish Migration Day Outreach Video
The NASPS Student Subunit is putting together an outreach video for World Fish Migration Day (https://www.worldfishmigrationday.com/). The video will focus on the importance of open rivers to sturgeons & paddlefish.
The Student Subunit is hoping to include a "full migration" as the focus of the video and are looking for relevant videos/pictures that could be included. If you have any high-quality videos or pictures of sturgeon/paddlefish m...
2018 NASPS Annual Meeting Announcement
Mark your calendars…the NASPS 2018 annual meeting will be held in Columbia, Missouri on October 22-26. Workshops (to be announced) will be held on October 25. Meeting details will be announced soon.
Great Lakes Lake Sturgeon Coordination Meeting
Great Lakes Lake Sturgeon Coordination Meeting
First Call for Presentations
February 21-22, 2018
Blue Water Convention Center
800 Harker Street
Port Huron, MI 48060
We invite biologists, managers, researchers, students, natural resource law enforcement, commercial and recreational fishers, and the interested public to participate in the 6th Great Lakes Lake Sturgeon Coordination Meeting. The meeting will be held February 21-22 (t...
2017 Recipients of the Order of the Acipenser
The Order of Acipenser is presented by NASPS to an individual or individuals for their outstanding contributions to the conservation, recovery, and/or management of sturgeon or paddlefish in North America. The NASPS is pleased to announce that we have awarded two deserving individuals the Order of the Acipenser: Dr. Tim King and Dr. Dennis Scarnecchia.
Dr. King contributed significantly to the conservation, recovery, and management of Atlanti...
NASPS 2017 Student Travel Award Recipients
Congratulations to Lisa Izzo, Alison Loeppky, Jessica Thornton, and Jessica Collier! They were the recipients of the NASPS student travel awards in 2017. Lisa, Alison, and Jessica Thornton received their awards to support travel to the NASPS annual meeting held in conjunction with the American Fisheries Society. Jessica Collier received her award to support travel to the 8th International Symposium on Sturgeons held in Vienna, Austria
NASPS 2017 Annual Meeting-Summary
The NASPS annual meeting was held in conjunction with the American Fisheries Society meeting in Tampa, FL in August 2017. The NASPS symposium was entitled “Sturgeon and Paddlefish Recovery in North America: Connecting Research across a Diverse Array of Habitats” and provided an opportunity to present the most recent research results and restoration efforts for sturgeons and paddlefish in North America. The symposium occurred over 2.5 days with ...
8th International Symposium on Sturgeon (ISS8)-Summary
The ISS8 took place in September in Vienna, Austria at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU). Over 130 presentations and 90 posters were presented by individuals working with sturgeons and paddlefish around the world. A total of 310 participants from 30 countries attended the meeting. The countries represented included: Canada, USA, Russia, China, Austria, Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, Romania, United Kingdom, Ira...
Incoming NASPS Student Subunit Board Members for 2018
Congratulations to the incoming NASPS Student Subunit Board members. They will take office in January 2018.
President – Michael Moore, PhD Student at the University of Missouri
Research focus: Lake Sturgeon
Vice President – Jessica Thornton, Masters student at Eastern Illinois University
Research focus: Shovelnose Sturgeon
Secretary – Nick Porter, Masters student at University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
Research focus: Lake Sturgeon
Video Tribute to Dr. Tim King
The Sturgeon community lost a patient mentor when Dr. Tim King, a Research Fishery Biologist with the USGS, passed away on September 30, 2016.
Tim’s interest in conservation genetics was extensive, and he was dedicated to applying molecular techniques to preserve and conserve imperiled species. His work investigating diversity and evolutionary processes led to the conservation and management of species including Atlantic Salmon, Brook Trout, an...
Request for Proposals for NASPS 2018 Location
The NASPS is accepting proposals for the 2018 annual meeting location. To submit a proposal, please click the link below
Proposal Request for NASPS 2018 Annual Meeting Location
Genetic Differences between Spring and Fall Spawning Atlantic Sturgeon Males in the James River
Genetic differences between spring and fall spawning male Atlantic Sturgeon in the James River have been described. To read more, please click on the following link:
In Memory of Dr. Francesco Fontana
We would like to share sad news with the WSCS and NASPS members. Our friend, Dr. Francesco Fontana, passed away a few days ago after a long fight with a terrible disease. Francesco was one of the pioneers of sturgeon cytogenetics. He worked on several species and hybrids and opened the way to sturgeon genetic studies in Italy. He was not only a colleague and a guide for those of us who had the honour and the luck to work with him but was also a g...