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Fisheries Magazine – December 2014

In this Issue: COLUMN President’s Commentary – Blogging Fish Science Guest writer – Dan Isaak Policy – Revisiting Hopes for Created and Restored Habitats Thomas E. Bigford   FEATURES Paleoclimate Shaped Bluefish Structure in the Northern Hemisphere – Three genetic units were identified across the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Paleoclimate could explain recent Bluefish population structure. Laura Miralles, Francis Juanes, Antonio F. Pardiñas, and Eva Garcia-Vazquez Spanish Abstract: El paleoclima como determinante de la estructura poblacional del anjova en el hemisferio norte STEVEN BERKELEY Steven Berkeley’s Marine Conservation Legacy Lives On: A Life of Fishing and Fisheries Conservation Susan Sogard Steven Berkeley Marine Conservation Fellowship Recipient Updates Howard Williams The 2014 Steven Berkeley […]

Plan to Attend: “Protecting Rivers and Lakes in the Face of Uncertainty”

Plan now to Attend! Protecting Rivers and Lakes in the Face of Uncertainty Third International Conference on Instream Flows Portland, Oregon – April 28-30, 2015   April 28-30, 2015 ● Portland, Oregon                                               Learn more about FLOW 2015 and Sponsor, Trade Show and Poster opportunities at www.instreamflowcouncil.org/flow-2015 The Instream Flow Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving instream flow programs to protect and restore aquatic resources. http://www.instreamflowcouncil.org

CWF – Biology of America Eels in the Ottawa River

By Lauren Stoot, Field Biologist, Canadian Wildlife Federation The 2014 Ottawa River eel project, led by Canadian Wildlife Federation, marked the 3rd year of the program. Throughout previous years, the focus has been aimed at adult barrier passage and habitat to better understand the biology of American eels in the Ottawa River. For the 2014-2015, we switched focus to juvenile upstream passage. Together with partners, the Arnprior & District Fish and Game Club and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources we were able to complete a variety of objectives this season. Throughout this summer, our team of researchers tested a variety of tactics to catch juvenile American eels in areas […]

Ontario Chapter AGM Announcement

First Notice and Call for Presenters Annual General Meeting February 26th – February 28th,2015 Geneva Park, Orillia, ON Join us for our 2015 Annual Meeting and Conference at the YMCA Geneva Park Conference Center, on theshores of Lake Couchiching in Orillia We are currently seeking oral and poster presenters for the 2015 AFS-OC Annual General Meeting and Conference. Interested presenters should provide their topics by February 3rd, 2015 and abstracts must be submitted by February 10th, 2015. There arelimited slots available for oral presentations. Poster presentations can also be accommodated. Presentations are being solicited forall aquatic resource topics, and on completed studies, preliminary results, or case studies. Once topics are approved, […]

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba

Assistant Professor Department of Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time probationary (tenure-track) appointment in molecular population genetics and genomics at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2015. The ideal candidate will have a strong publication record in areas such as rapid adaptation and speciation, landscape genetics, population and conservation genomics, the dynamics of species hybridization or evolutionary responses to climate change, habitat alteration or species invasions, and have excellent skills in bioinformatics. The successful applicant must hold a PhD. Post-doctoral or employment experience in a relevant area would be an asset. Applicants should […]

Fisheries Magazine – November 2014

Highlights of Fisheries Magazine – November 2014 Our Special Aquaculture-Themed Issue! In this Issue: COLUMN Aquaculture and the Science–Policy Continuum FEATURES Putting the Red Back in Redfish Lake, 20 Years of Progress Toward Saving the Pacific Northwest’s Most Endangered Salmon  Population Paul A. Kline and Thomas A. Flagg SPANISH ABSTRACT: Poniendo al lomo rojo de vuelta en el Lago Redfish, veinte años de progreso en el salvamento de la población de salmón más amenazada del noroeste U.S. Response to a Report of Infectious Salmon Anemia Virus  in Western North America Kevin H. Amos, Lori Gustafson, Janet Warg, Janet Whaley, Maureen Purcell, Jill Rolland, James Winton, Kevin Snekvik, Theodore Meyers, Bruce Stewart, John […]

CLIMATE CHANGE and NORTHERN FISH SPECIES

A recent article published by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans highlights the important work of Dr. Jim Reist and his colleagues regarding the effects of climate change on fish species in Canada’s North! Dr. Reist leads the Climate Change and Arctic Fisheries Research Program at the DFO, and collaborates with First Nations and Inuvialuit fishers to determine Northward shift in fish species’ migration patterns, and to examine how these changes may threaten native Arctic fish populations. Working with First Nations, Inuvialuit and other local communities is an important aspect  of the research conducted by Dr. Reist’s team, and he points specifically  to the work of Karen Dunmall , who […]

Registration open for WA-BC Chapter AGM !

The Washington-British Columbia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society has announced the 2015 Annual General Meeting to be held in Richmond, British Columbia, February 16-19, 2015. This meeting will be a gathering of fisheries professionals, scientists and academics from governmental and non-governmental entities in Washington and British Columbia that work in freshwater, estuarine and marine environments. The Washington-British Columbia Chapter is looking to reach out to all members and fellow fisheries professionals in Washington and British Columbia, particularly Tribes and First Nations, to attend and participate in the conference. Registration is now open, and the chapter has also put out its First Call for Symposia! Get in touch and help to […]

It’s World Fisheries Day!

World Fisheries Day is celebrated around the world on November 21 to highlight the importance of maintaining the world’s fisheries. This is done though rallies, workshops, meetings, cultural programs, arts events and exhibitions. In many nations, fish provide one of the most easily accessible and affordable sources of animal protein. However, a recent study by the United Nations reported that more than two-thirds of the world’s fisheries have been overfished, and many more are in a state of decline because of loss of habitat, pollution and global warming. http://www.fao.org/3/a-i3720e/index.html  Raising awareness of this issue on a global scale can help convince governments and citizens around the world to promote the […]