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The NASPS is dedicated to promoting the conservation and restoration of sturgeon species in North America.

The North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society (NASPS) is dedicated to promoting the conservation and restoration of sturgeon species in North America by developing and advancing research pertaining to their biology, management, and utilization.

SINCE
2012

Become a member of NASPS today, and jointly, we can work to improve sturgeon conservation. Members are eligible for exclusive benefits.
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Governing Board
Executive Committee

President – James Crossman,
BC Hydro, Castlegar, BC, Canada
Vice President – Andrea Schreier,
University of California, Davis, CA, USA
Treasurer – Stephania Bolden,
NOAA Fisheries, St.Petersburg, FL, USA
Secretary – Gary Anderson,
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

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Governing Board
Members At Large

Cam BarthNorth/South Consultants,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Laura HeironimusWashington Department
of Fish and Wildlife, Ridgefield, WA, USA

Ryan Koenigs – Wisconsin Department
of Natural Resources, Oshkosh, WI, USA
Ken Lepla – Idaho Power Company,
Boise, ID, USA

Jason Schooley – Oklahoma Department
of Wildlife Conservation, Miami, OK, USA
Gayle Zydlewski – University of Maine,
Orono, ME, USA

Brendan Dula (NASPS Student Subunit President) University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA

Foundation
Committee

Peter Allen, Mississippi
Ronald Bruch, Wisconsin
Serge Doroshov, California
Gordon Edmondson, British Columbia
Gary Fitch, Oregon
Dewayne Fox, Delaware
Christopher Guy, Montana
Tim Haxton, Ontario
Larry Hildebrand, British Columbia
Boyd Kynard, Massachusetts
Dave Lane, British Columbia
Mike Randall, Florida
Ken Sulak, Florida
Don Tillapaugh, British Columbia
Molly Webb, Montana

Mission

The North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society (NASPS) was founded in 2012 at the annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society in St. Paul, MN and is the North American affiliate of the World Sturgeon Conservation Society (WSCS). Seeking to address current declines in sturgeon and paddlefish populations across North America, NASPS is dedicated to promoting the conservation and restoration of these species by developing and advancing research pertaining to their biology, management, and utilization. Distributing scientific, cultural, and historical information related to sturgeon and paddlefish in North America and encouraging the inclusion of sturgeon and paddlefish fisheries science in college and continuing education curricula is critical to achieving these objectives. As such, NASPS recognizes the importance of engaging NASPS members, local, national, and international government organizations, educational institutions, nongovernmental organizations, and the general public through publications, professional meetings, and community events.

To foster the conservation of sturgeon species and restoration of sturgeon stocks in North America.

To support the information exchange among all persons interested in sturgeons.

To promote information exchange with national, regional, international, inter-governmental organizations, educational institutions (e.g. university and scientific institutes) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

To foster and support interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research on all aspects of sturgeons (e.g. biology, management and utilization of sturgeons).

To enhance the co-operation between and among anglers, fishermen, scientists, governmental agencies, local communities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and international organizations.

To inform the public on all aspects of the status and biology of sturgeons, requirements for their effective species protection, and needs for appropriate management.

To collaborate closely with the WSCS to help meet their goals and objectives, including organization and participation in international symposia.

Membership Benefits

with NASPS society news, sturgeon in the news, and links to recent sturgeon publications.

in the NASPS newsletter for members.

and the NASPS as a whole has affiliate voting rights at WSCS General Assembly meetings (1 vote per 30 members, 2 votes per 80 members, and 3 votes per 150+ members).

such as workshops, seminars, or meetings and produce joint publications with WSCS and WSCS-affiliated societies on topics of mutual interest.

and produce joint publications with WSCS and WSCS-affiliated societies on topics of mutual interest.

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