Check our social media links!!! Linkedin Facebook

Recent Updates

WEBSITE UPDATES

*As we begin to unveil our new website, please be patient as some pages may not be linked correctly. If you find errors, please email us at ejlatrem@gw.dec.state.ny.us to let us know.

 

*FIND YOUR NEW CAREER IN NY HERE...

 

Student Fisheries Groups

* STUDENT NEWS!!! *

related links

 

workshop :

If you have any suggestions for workshop topics please contact Chris VanMaaren at ccvanmaa@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Workshops can held any time during the year.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Annual Meeting Workshop:

Modern Molecular Techniques for Fisheries Research and Management

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 - 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Morning session – Population Genetics; 9:00 – 12:30
Andrew Whiteley
Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dr. Whiteley will present an overview of population genetic techniques, and their application to fisheries research and management.  He will include a brief history of the techiques that have been used in the past, such as allozyme analysis, as well as the modern techniques commonly used today, including microsatellites and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs).  The strengths and weaknesses of various techniques, and their suitability to answer fisheries research and management questions will be covered.  Examples included the identification of species, the identification of individuals within a population, genetic variation within populations (genetic diversity and effective population size), assignments of individuals to taxonomic groups, and mixed stock analysis.

Afternoon session - eDNA; 1:30 – 5:00
James W. Casey
Associate Professor of Virology, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Casey will provide an overview of the rapidly advancing field of environmental DNA (eDNA).  This emerging technology shows great promise for detecting a wide range of species.  New developments in quantitative PCR provides sensitivity and specificity that promises to be a far more useful than earlier for identifying the presence of aquatic species.  The science behind eDNA, sample collection and handling, and a variety of applications will be covered.  If the logistics work out we will also have a live, hands-on demonstration of quantitative PCR.

To register scroll down a little further

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Sign up by contacting Jim Daley at Jim.Daley@dec.ny.gov...

Please Select Your Membership
MEMBER STUDENT
 

 

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

 

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

 

Bookmark this page for current news on upcoming workshops.