Micah Kieffer, a fishery biologist with the US Geological Survey, is the region’s expert on sturgeon migrations and populations. He will talk about his field research on sturgeon, and will discuss their gradual return to the Merrimack — a river where centuries ago they lived
White Sturgeon in the Upper Columbia River in B.C. Canada have endured a long battle with local extinction. For more information please click the link https://www.revelstokereview.com/news/b-c-s-upper-columbia-sturgeon-endure-long-battle-with-local-extinction/
NASPS is seeking nominations for the 2021 Order of Acipenser Award! 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. Eligibility is not restricted
We are excited to announce that we are accepting applications for the NASPS Student:Mentor Collaboration Award and the NASPS In Memoriam Student Research Award. The Student:Mentor Collaboration Award is a single award with a value up to $2,500 USD. The In Memoriam Student Research award
Scientists have discovered a molecular marker for sex determination in sturgeon within the international project STURGEoNOMICS led by IGB. This discovery represents a significant breakthrough for evolutionary biology, for species conservation and for caviar-producing aquaculture. This genetic evidence characterizes the oldest known genetic sex-determining system
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources released a short video entitled “Partners in Sharing” that highlights some collaborative work that the agency has been involved with for sturgeon restoration. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kybUlJGRwFM&t=39s
Through a partnership between the NASPS and World Sturgeon Conservation Society (WSCS), NASPS members in good standing now have access to all sturgeon and paddlefish papers published in the Journal of Applied Ichthyology. This online library of articles goes back well over 2 decades! To
NASPS is excited to report that our first virtual meeting was wildly successful! Thank you to the over 300 sturgeon professionals who participated over the 3 days of talks. The diversity of topics and the quality of talks was excellent and participants posed thought-provoking questions.
Daniel J. Folz August 4, 1934 – November 7, 2020 The sturgeon community is deeply saddened by the passing of Dan Folz on Saturday November 7, 2020. “Father Sturgeon” as he was more commonly called was a global pioneer in effective management of sturgeon. Dan
Congratulations to Caleb Jetter (Masters student) and Alison Leoppky (PhD student) for their award winning presentations at the NASPS 2020 annual meeting. The title of Caleb's talk was "Movement ecology of hatchery-origin white sturgeon in the upper Columbia River". The title of Alison's
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