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FISHERIES STORIES OF THE WEEK

Biggest Dam-removal Project in History Will Reopen 420 Miles of Salmon Habitat on Klamath River

http://www.bendsource.com/bend/freeing-the-klamath-river/Content?oid=2621332

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Magnuson-Stevens Fishery and Conservation Act (MSA) Celebrates 40 Years

The MSA is the primary law governing U.S. fisheries. Eight regional councils are central to the success of keeping American fisheries sustainable.  http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/

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AFS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Registration is officially open for 2016 Kansas City Annual Meeting

http://secure.fisheries.org/MemberResponsive/Events/Conference_List.aspx

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Columbus, Ohio selected as 2020 site for AFS's Annual Meeting and 150th Anniversary Celebration

 http://www.columbusconventions.com/

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MEMBER VOTING

Please VOTE in our 2016 AFS Officer Election

As a current member, you are eligible to participate. The election begins shortly and closes May 20 at 11:59 p.m. (U. S. Eastern Time). Please check your email for voting instructions.

Constitution Voting Results

Recent constitutional vote results approved changes to the constitution that give Management Committee authority for Annual Meeting selection, establishment of dues and transfer of dues to the Divisions and Chapters (currently 10% of regular member dues and given to Divisions and 3 to Chapters). The Vote also established the new Imperiled Aquatic Species Section.

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Milton Love Sounds the Alarm about Potential Cobia Invasion of California

Milton Love Sounds the Alarm about Potential Cobia Invasion of California

Cobia that escaped from an aquaculture farm off the coast of Ecuador are heading northward and may reach Southern California, says UCSB marine biologist Milton Love. Several months ago, tens of thousands of Cobia, a species of fish farmed as a high-quality food source, escaped from an aquaculture facility off the coast of Ecuador. Almost mature, the fish …

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 PUBLICATIONS

Applications of Genetic Data to Improve Management and Conservation of River Fishes and Their Habitats

Dana M. Infante, Erin Landguth, Winsor H. Lowe, Gordon Luikart, Clint C. Muhlfeld, Kim T. Scribner, and Gary E. Whelan Environmental variation and landscape features affect ecological processes in fluvial systems; however, assessing effects at management-relevant temporal and spatial scales is challenging. Genetic data can be used with landscape models and traditional ecological assessment data to identify biodiversity hotspots, predict …

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Salmon and Steelhead in the White Salmon River after the Removal of Condit Dam - Planning Efforts and Recolonization Results

M. Brady Allen, Patrick J. Connolly, Rod O. Engle, Frank C. Shrier, Jeremy T. Wilson, and Joseph S. Zendt Condit Dam, at river kilometer 5.3 on the White Salmon River, Washington, was breached in 2011 and completely removed in 2012. This action opened habitat to migratory fish for the first time in 100 years. The White Salmon Working Group was …

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REMINDERS AND NOTES

AWARD NOMINATION DEADLINE EXTENDED
FOR CONSERVATION AND SERVICE AWARDS

The award nomination deadline for the Distinguished Service Award, Meritorious Service Award, Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation Award (the Sully), President's Fishery Conservation Award, and William E. Ricker Resource Conservation Award has been extended until May 15. See the Call for Award Nominations for more details.

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STUDENT SUBUNIT NOTES

The Management Committee approved a new student subunit at University of Toledo and a new student subunit at Colorado State University.

JOB HUNTING?

For the latest JOBS postings, please go to our website at: http://fisheries.org/employment/jobs/

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Editors - Martha Wilson, Sarah Harrison, Beth Beard

Please submit story ideas to: Martha Wilson