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
In Memory of Serge I. Doroshov 1937-2020 We would like to pay tribute to an amazing scientist and mentor, Dr. Serge I. Doroshov (Doroshev). Dr. Doroshov was born in western Siberia, Russia in 1937. He lost his father and mother at a very young age.
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
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