2020 NASPS Student Award Recipients

NASPS congratulates Kassandra Merks, recipient of the 2020 NASPS Student Mentor-Collaboration Award and Ryan Gary, recipient of the 2020 NASPS In-Memoriam Research Award!   Kassandra is a MSc student at the University of Manitoba studying the effects of complex flow on fin and otolith development of hatchery-reared young of year lake sturgeon, Acipenser fluevelences, to assess the potential impact to fish behavioral responses, and inform hatche...

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Support the NASPS Student Subunit's World Fish Migration Day Project

The good news is the NASPS Student Subunit has a fun activity for you to help pass the time! In honor of World Fish Migration Day on October 24th, we have a recorded a song to teach people about sturgeon migration! We are now asking for your help to make a music video to go with our hit song "Like a Sturgeon".   If you want to help out and participate, we are asking all sturgeon and paddlefish researchers to:   1. Print out the attached sturg...

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NASPS 2020 Virtual Meeting

The NASPS governing board has decided to postpone the in-person meeting planned for Oct 25th-29th in Folsom, California until Oct 21-24th 2021 due to concerns related to the ongoing pandemic. Although we would love to see you all, the health and safety of our members is our utmost concern, and we didn’t feel comfortable with the risks associated with a large, in-person gathering this fall.   Instead, NASPS will be hosting a virtual meeting the ...

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Abstract Submission for NASPS 2020

At this time, NASPS is still planning to hold the annual meeting in Folsom, California from October 25-29. The NASPS will continually re-evaluate this decision based on the current public health guidelines as the year unfolds. Registration will be open as soon as the revised NASPS website is finalized.   To submit your abstract, please use the following link   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScEqXqzySxVSLIW1cHmf1rNMFBlSKMABfBfzo_C5duu...

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How Has the Coronavirus Pandemic Affected your Work or Recovery Program?

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting our members’ sturgeon research and management activities. NASPS is interested in collating impacts to recovery programs as a result of the coronavirus disruptions.  If you have an example to share please fill out the form below. Examples from members may be turned into a white paper on the effect of the pandemic on sturgeon conservation.   Coronavirus Form for NASPS

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NASPS Remembers Paul Anders

The sturgeon and paddlefish community lost an inspiring and dedicated member when Dr. Paul Anders passed away January 25th, 2020. Paul made significant contributions to white sturgeon, working on collaborative research and recovery programs for the past few decades. In particular, he was an integral member of both the Upper Columbia River and Kootenai River Recovery Programs. He was a great scientist, a kind and positive person, and had a wonderf...

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NASPS Elections for 2020

2020 is a NASPS election year and we are looking for people who might be interested in serving on the Governing Board from 2021-2023. We are looking for more candidates to run for positions on the executive committee (president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer) and six members at large. We will send out a formal request for nominations later in 2020 for elections that will be held this summer. The new Governing Board will be announced at the...

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IUCN Sturgeon Specialist Group Seeks New Co-chair

The IUCN Sturgeon Specialist Group seeks nominations for a new co-Chair. The co-Chair will replace Phaedra Doukakis who is stepping down from the post. The co-Chair will serve along with Dr. Arne Ludwig for a four-year term subject to renewal. The post requires a voluntary commitment to lead a group of over 40 sturgeon and paddlefish experts in tasks associated with the IUCN Red List, group organization, and specific focal areas to be defined by ...

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NASPS Reaching out to Students

The NASPS student subunit is looking to recruit students working on sturgeon or paddlefish to participate in subunit activities! Benefits of membership include networking opportunities, participation in the student activities at the annual meeting, and eligibility for student awards. Please contact subunit president Brendan Dula (NASPSstudents@gmail.com).

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NOAA is Using Sonar to Identify Critical Habitat for Atlantic Sturgeon

https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/noaa-science-supports-atlantic-sturgeon-recovery-effort-chesapeake-bay

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White Sturgeon Spawning Documented in the Hells Canyon Complex

https://www.idahopress.com/outdoors/snake-river-sturgeon-study-looks-at-recruitment/article_a6880cba-7dc4-56b2-b4b4-e8fcd71b7cc3.html

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Restoration of Lake Sturgeon above Barriers on the Wolf River

The Wisconsin DNR produced a video highlighting the capture and transfer project they are collaboratively work on with the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin to restore lake sturgeon above a couple of barriers on the Wolf River. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym5qraTk1Ls

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NASPS 2020 Meeting Update

The 2020 NASPS meeting will take place October 25th to the 29th in Folsom California.  Dates for abstract submission and registration as well as the workshops that will be offered will be updated on the conference page on our website (http://www.nasps-sturgeon.org/conferences/north-american-conference-announcements.aspx) as soon as they are finalized.   We will soon be polling folks about transportation needs to get to the meeting venue, Lake ...

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Renew your NASPS Membership for 2020

NASPS memberships are based on the calendar year, so please consider renewing your membership and directly supporting the society for 2020. Your membership contributes towards:   ·      Development of annual NASPS meetings, ·      Student awards, ·      The ability to create of a professional profile on our website and seek expertise on a wide range of sturgeon related           questions, ·      Reduction in registration fees to attend NASP...

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NASPS 2019 Manitoba Program and Abstracts

The NASPS 2019 annual meeting program at a glance, schedule of talks, and abstracts are available!    Please click on the following links   NASPS 2019 Program and Schedule of Talks   NASPS 2019 Oral and Poster Abstracts   We look forward to seeing you in Manitoba, Canada in September.    

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Submit Photos for NASPS 2019 Banquet Slideshow

Over the past few NASPS meetings, we have been collecting sturgeon and paddlefish photos for inclusion in the slideshow that plays during the banquet. Creative pictures that convey an aspect of a project are encouraged (e.g. fish being measured, released into water, etc).  Note that pictures don’t have to include a sturgeon or paddlefish but can also include sampling gear, a critical habitat, or an interesting result. If you have photos you are w...

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Register for Workshops at NASPS 2019

Workshops are available at NASPS 2019!  We have three workshops offered: 1) Effective Communication in Science and Conservation (half day), 2) Managing Multiple Data Types using a Relational Database for Sturgeon and Paddlefish Researchers (half day), and 3) Genomic Analysis for Sturgeon Researchers (full day).  Registration is available on the Conference tab of the NASPS website  (scroll to the bottom of the page for the workshop information and...

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Last Chance to Reserve a Room for NASPS 2019 is August 15th

Your last chance to reserve a room for NASPS 2019 conference will be AUGUST 15th.   To make a reservation, call (204)279-2041 and ask for the North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society room block for the conference rate.  More information on the resort and rooms can be found at https://www.lakeviewhotels.com/hecla/    

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Request for Proposals for NASPS 2020 Meeting Location

The North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society (NASPS) will hold a standalone meeting in 2020 and is requesting proposals for locations and hosts for the meeting.  If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please click on the following link for full details.    Request for Proposals for NASPS 2020 Meeting Location   The deadline is August 12th.

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Final Call for Abstracts for NASPS 2019-August 1st

The final call for abstracts for NASPS 2019 is August 1st.  We will not be able to accept any additional abstracts beyond the August 1st date, so please submit any lingering abstracts soon!

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