NOAA is Using Sonar to Identify Critical Habitat for Atlantic Sturgeon

https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/noaa-science-supports-atlantic-sturgeon-recovery-effort-chesapeake-bay

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White Sturgeon Spawning Documented in the Hells Canyon Complex

https://www.idahopress.com/outdoors/snake-river-sturgeon-study-looks-at-recruitment/article_a6880cba-7dc4-56b2-b4b4-e8fcd71b7cc3.html

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Restoration of Lake Sturgeon above Barriers on the Wolf River

The Wisconsin DNR produced a video highlighting the capture and transfer project they are collaboratively work on with the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin to restore lake sturgeon above a couple of barriers on the Wolf River. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym5qraTk1Ls

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NASPS 2020 Meeting Update

The 2020 NASPS meeting will take place October 25th to the 29th in Folsom California.  Dates for abstract submission and registration as well as the workshops that will be offered will be updated on the conference page on our website (http://www.nasps-sturgeon.org/conferences/north-american-conference-announcements.aspx) as soon as they are finalized.   We will soon be polling folks about transportation needs to get to the meeting venue, Lake Na...

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Renew your NASPS Membership for 2020

NASPS memberships are based on the calendar year, so please consider renewing your membership and directly supporting the society for 2020. Your membership contributes towards:   ·      Development of annual NASPS meetings, ·      Student awards, ·      The ability to create of a professional profile on our website and seek expertise on a wide range of sturgeon related           questions, ·      Reduction in registration fees to attend NASPS con...

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NASPS 2019 Manitoba Program and Abstracts

The NASPS 2019 annual meeting program at a glance, schedule of talks, and abstracts are available!    Please click on the following links   NASPS 2019 Program and Schedule of Talks   NASPS 2019 Oral and Poster Abstracts   We look forward to seeing you in Manitoba, Canada in September.    

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Submit Photos for NASPS 2019 Banquet Slideshow

Over the past few NASPS meetings, we have been collecting sturgeon and paddlefish photos for inclusion in the slideshow that plays during the banquet. Creative pictures that convey an aspect of a project are encouraged (e.g. fish being measured, released into water, etc).  Note that pictures don’t have to include a sturgeon or paddlefish but can also include sampling gear, a critical habitat, or an interesting result. If you have photos you are w...

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Register for Workshops at NASPS 2019

Workshops are available at NASPS 2019!  We have three workshops offered: 1) Effective Communication in Science and Conservation (half day), 2) Managing Multiple Data Types using a Relational Database for Sturgeon and Paddlefish Researchers (half day), and 3) Genomic Analysis for Sturgeon Researchers (full day).  Registration is available on the Conference tab of the NASPS website  (scroll to the bottom of the page for the workshop information and...

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Last Chance to Reserve a Room for NASPS 2019 is August 15th

Your last chance to reserve a room for NASPS 2019 conference will be AUGUST 15th.   To make a reservation, call (204)279-2041 and ask for the North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society room block for the conference rate.  More information on the resort and rooms can be found at https://www.lakeviewhotels.com/hecla/    

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Request for Proposals for NASPS 2020 Meeting Location

The North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society (NASPS) will hold a standalone meeting in 2020 and is requesting proposals for locations and hosts for the meeting.  If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please click on the following link for full details.    Request for Proposals for NASPS 2020 Meeting Location   The deadline is August 12th.

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Final Call for Abstracts for NASPS 2019-August 1st

The final call for abstracts for NASPS 2019 is August 1st.  We will not be able to accept any additional abstracts beyond the August 1st date, so please submit any lingering abstracts soon!

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NASPS 2019 Annual Meeting Update

A quick update for the 2019 NASPS annual meeting... First, the NASPS workshop registration is now live! Please visit our website to register for one of our three workshops: 1) Effective Communication in Science and Conservation (half day), 2) Managing multiple data types using a relational database for sturgeon and paddlefish researchers (half day), or 3) Genomic Analysis for Sturgeon Researchers (full day). Lunch is included in all workshops....

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NASPS 2019 Annual Meeting Update

Our abstract deadline of June 21 is rapidly approaching so please submit your abstracts http://www.nasps-sturgeon.org/conferences/north-american-conference-announcements.aspx.  We’ve gotten some great talks submitted so far and are looking forward to seeing more! Second, abstracts for the workshops we will be hosting this year are now online. Workshop registration will be live soon! If you haven’t made your reservations to stay at the Lakeview He...

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Order of Acipenser Award 2019

The NASPS is seeking nominations for the 2019 Order of the 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. The award will be presented at the annual meeting.  For more information see the following link   Order of Acipenser Award

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NASPS Logo Contest

The North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society is seeking talented artists to design our new society logo. The logo will be used to represent and promote the society, whose primary mission is to promote the conservation, restoration, development, awareness, and wise use of sturgeon and paddlefish fisheries. The winning logo will be immediately featured on the 2019 NASPS t-shirts and throughout the 2019 NASPS annual meeting in Manitoba, Canada...

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Sonar Readings from New York's Hudson River Hint at a Revival for the Embattled Atlantic Sturgeon

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/03/14-foot-atlantic-sturgeon-fish-hudson-river-endangered-species/

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North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society Student Travel Awards 2019

The North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society (NASPS) Governing Board is excited to announce the availability of travel awards for students to attend the NASPS annual meeting at Lakeview Hecla Resort, Manitoba, Canada September 8-12, 2019.   Applications may be submitted to nasps@nasps-sturgeon.org by June 28, 2019.   For more information, please click on the following link   http://www.nasps-sturgeon.org/students/student-benefits.aspx

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Patrick Williot Left Us

Patrick Williot The sturgeon world has lost an outstanding character with one of its most influential and determined members on November 25th 2018.    http://www.wscs.info/news/news/sturgeon/patrick-williot.aspx

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Age-0 Atlantic Sturgeon Found in the James River

https://news.vcu.edu/article/Discovery_of_baby_sturgeon_in_the_James_River_marks_potential

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NASPS Governing Board Elections

The North American Sturgeon and Paddlefish Society (NASPS) is conducting elections for positions on their governing board for the 2019-2020 term.  Only NASPS members in good standing are eligible to vote.  Members will have received an email with a link to the ballot.    The election will run from October 16th 2018 until end of day November 12th 2018. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to select your governing board members f...

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