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Upcoming Meetings:

The North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society symposium; incorporated in the 2014 AFS Meeting in Quebec City, Canada.

The theme of the symposium is “Practical Applications of Sturgeon Research." Calling for related oral presentations to be included in the symposium.

Contact Ryan Koenigs at: Ryan.koenigs@wisconsin.gov


 

Welcome to The NY Chapter afs!

The mission of the New York Chapter of the American Fisheries Society is to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems by advancing fisheries and aquatic science and by promoting the development of fisheries professionals.

 

Mark your calendars for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the New York Chapter of the American Fisheries Society to be held February 4 -6, 2015 at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid, NY.  Our program committee is busy at work organizing the program which will include special sessions on muskellunge and aquatic invasive species.  Check back regularly for updates.

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Award Nomination Solicitation (click title)

Hello Fellow NYSAFS Chapter Members,
I would like to solicit nominations for this year’s awards earlier in the year to allow all whom are interested an opportunity to nominate a peer, student, or mentor. Please read through the different award descriptions and nominate persons who you feel qualify for an award. They will be presented at the banquet at the chapter meeting held February 4 - 6, 2015 in Lake Placid.

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Upcoming Workshops

 

Using Acoustic Tags to Track Fish
5-6 February 2015 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Attend Online or On-Site at University of Washington School of Aquatic Fishery Sciences, Seattle, WA
http://www.HTIsonar.com/at_short_course.htm
This course addresses all aspects of tracking fish movement with acoustic tags, including three-dimensional tracking with sub-meter resolution. It includes hands-on-operation and a variety of fish monitoring applications are covered. Lunch is provided for on-site students. Reserve a seat or ask a question at support@HTIsonar.com. 
Tuition Rate Offer (50% discount) for university students, university staff, non-profit and tribal organizations. http://www.htisonar.com/Training_Special_Offer.htm
 
 
Using Hydroacoustics for Fisheries Assessment
12-13 February 2015 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Attend Online or On-Site at University of Washington School of Aquatic Fishery Sciences, Seattle, WA
http://www.HTIsonar.com/ha_short_course.htm
This course covers mobile and fixed-location hydroacoustic survey techniques, including basic hydroacoustic theory, deployment logistics, data collection and processing, as well as typical results. Split-beam, single-beam, and multi-beam frequency techniques are discussed in detail. Lunch provided for on-site students. Reserve a seat or ask a question at  support@HTIsonar.com
Tuition Rate Offer (50% discount) for university students, university staff, non-profit and tribal organizations. http://www.htisonar.com/Training_Special_Offer.htm

 

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3 Recommendations for Fish Tracking Presentations at AFS 2014 in Quebec

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In case you missed the American Fisheries Society (AFS) Annual Meeting last month in Quebec, you may be interested in HTI's conference presentations now available online.

These presentations/poster are on the topic of fish tracking using acoustic telemetry and abundance assessments using hydroacoustic techniques.

1. Predator/Prey Interaction: From Observed Behavior to Direct Measure

2. Real-Time 2-Dimensional Fish Tracking in the Tailrace of a Hydroelectric Dam

3. Using Hydroacoustic Techniques to Quantify Fish Populations in Shallow Riverine Environments: Rupert R. 2007-2012 Spawning Cisco Abundance Studies

AFS 2014 was productive and fun. We look forward to seeing you at AFS 2015 in Portland, Oregon. If you have any questions about the presentations, drop me a line.

Best regards,

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Caroline at HTI Hydroacoustic Technology, Inc.

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cmercado@HTIsonar.com

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American Fisheries Society Meeting Quebec 2014

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Missed the Annual Meeting? No Problem, watch them here

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Jonathan Bird's Blue World: Saving the Sturgeon

 

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