Future of Fisheries: Perspectives for Emerging Professionals


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William W. Taylor, Abigail J. Lynch, and Nancy J. Léonard, editors.

506 pages, paper

Published by the American Fisheries Society, July 2014

ISBN-13: 978-1-934874-38-7

Learn the “what I know now that I wish I knew then!” lessons now rather than later!

Future of Fisheries: Perspectives for Emerging Professionals contains more than 70 short mentoring
vignettes on past experiences and visions for the future authored by many notable mentors from the fisheries field. The volume is intended to inspire and empower the next generation of fisheries professionals with advice from seasoned professionals by providing personal “lessons learned” and insights from the topics that most influenced their illustrious careers while also addressing the most urgent issues on the horizon for fisheries.

Like having a mentor on hand at the turn of a page, this book bridges a vital gap in our field by using the unique structure of mentoring vignettes to advise young fisheries professionals on how to achieve success as a fisheries professional and on what concepts will be relevant and important for the future of the fisheries profession

The Academic Environment

We Are the Apex Predators (James L. Anderson)

Do Not Believe Your Model Results (Steve Cadrin)

Mentors Matter: Strategies for Selecting the Right Mentor (Steven J. Cooke and Constance M. O’Connor)

Have You Prepared Yourself for the Changing Employment Arena? (William L. Fisher and Daniel C. Dauwalter)

The Intern–Mentor Experience: A Sample of the Real World (Molly J. Good and John F. Kocik)

Cultivating a Positive and Productive Postgraduate Research Experience: Tools for Students and Supervisors
(Alistair J. Hobday and Lucy Robinson)

Linking Successful Careers to Successful Fisheries (Charles F. Rabeni and Shannon K. Brewer)

Timing Is Everything (Erin J. Walaszczyk, Cory O. Brant, Nicholas S. Johnson, and Weiming Li)

Finding that Academic Position (David W. Willis and Daniel A. Isermann)

Traits to Nurture

Salmon Research in Alaska: My Mentor Sparked My Career (Kenneth L. Beal)

Give, and You Shall Receive (Charles (Chuck) C. Coutant)

The Scientist’s Journey: That Was Then and This Is Now (William G. Franzin, Paul M. Cooley, and Patrick A. Nelson)

The Importance of Mentoring and Adaptability among Fisheries Professionals: Learning Survival Skills from Coyotes (Wayne A. Hubert, Paula Guenther, and Diana Miller)

Mentoring from the Heart (Donald C. Jackson)

Swift to Hear, Slow to Speak, Slow to Wrath (Jud Kratzer)

Sustainable Fisheries Is a Worldwide Objective: As a Fisheries Scientist, the World Is Your Oyster (Margaret Mary McBride)

When Opportunity Knocks, Don’t Blink (Edward L. Mills and James M. Watkins)

So You Say You Love Fish (Michael P. Nelson, John A. Vucetich, and Kathleen Dean Moore)

Let’s Play Two: Optimism Makes All Things Possible (Larry A. Nielsen and Gretchen L. Stokes)

Curiosity Comes Naturally, but Three Other C’s Must Be Learned—the Earlier the Better (Steven G. Pueppke)

Facing Reality and Overcoming Adversity (Jerry L. Rasmussen)

Today’s Fisheries Challenges Require Creative, Interdisciplinary Problem Solving (Kyle S. Van Houtan and Eric C. Schwaab)

Expand Your Horizons: The Importance of Stepping out of Your Comfort Zone (So-Jung Youn, William W. Taylor, C. Paola Ferreri, Nancy Léonard, and Amy Fingerle)

Diversity to Appreciate

Succeeding as a Nontraditional Graduate Student: Building the Right Support
Network (Robin L. DeBruyne and Edward F. Roseman)

Understanding Generational Differences in the Workplace (Kelly F. Millenbah and Bjorn H. K. Wolter)

Can We Really Have It All? (Jessica Mistak)

Reconnecting People to Their Natural Environment (Christine M. Moffitt, Zachary L. Penney, and Lubia Cajas-Cano)

Changing the Game: Multidimensional Mentoring and Partnerships in the Recruitment of Underrepresented Students in Fisheries (Stacy A. C. Nelson, Ernie F. Hain, Brett M. Hartis, and Ashanti Johnson)

Openness to the Unexpected: Our Pathways to Careers in a Federal Research Laboratory (Kurt R. Newman, David B. Bunnell, and Darryl W. Hondorp)

Mentoring Minorities for More Effective Fisheries Management and Conservation (Mamie Parker and Dana M. Infante)

We Are All in This Together: Capitalizing on Individual Abilities for Collective Benefit (William W. Taylor, Nancy Léonard, So-Jung Youn, and C. Paola Ferreri)

Skills to Develop

Not Fish, Not Meat: Some Guidance on How to Study Fisheries from an
Interdisciplinary Perspective (Robert Arlinghaus, Len M. Hunt, John R. Post, and Micheal S. Allen)

Make a Science of Communication (Elizabeth L. Beard and Samantha M. Wilson)

Creating Professional Networks for Successful Career Enhancement (T. Douglas Beard, Jr.)

Interviewing Strategies and Tactics for Success (Henry (Rique) Campa, III and Alexandra Locher)

Influencing Your Agency’s Thinking (Robert F. Carline and David A. Lieb)

“If I Know All the Science in the World, I’m Going to Change the World”—The Fisheries Scientist’s Fallacy? (Amy Fingerle and William W. Taylor)

How to Make a Difference When Fighting for Something You Love (Denny Grinold and Marissa Hammond)

Resource Management in the Face of Uncertainty (Daniel Hayes, Bryan Burroughs, and Bradley Thompson)

Carry a Big Net—Cast It Far and Wide (Robert M. Hughes, Daniel J. McGarvey, and Bianca de Freitas Terra)

Evolution of a Fisheries Scientist: From Population Dynamics to Ecosystem
Integration (Peter C. Jacobson)

Casting a Wide Net: Integrating Diverse Disciplines and Skillsets in Fisheries
Policy Careers (Kristine D. Lynch and Kelly M. Pennington)

Managing Your Career (Jim Martin and Abigail Schroeder)

What They Do Not Teach You in Graduate School: How to Be an Effective Listener, Be a Good Participant and Chair at Meetings, and Deal with Opposing Views (Russell Moll and Shauna Oh)

A Human Side of Fisheries (Shawn J. Riley and Amber D. Goguen)

Go Forth and Tell Them What You Have to Say! (Kelsey Schlee and Stan Moberly)

Learning Is an Ongoing Experience: What Fishers Have Taught Us during Our Careers (Vahdet Ünal and Huriye Göncüoglu)

The Odyssey of a Fisheries Scientist in Greece in the 21st Century: When the Journey to Ithaca Is Still Harsh but Probably More Interesting than Ever! (Vassiliki Vassilopoulou, Paraskevi K. Karachle, and Andreas Palialexis)

Leadership in Practice

Leadership Starts at the Beginning (Douglas Austen)

Leading for Conservation Success (Hannibal Bolton and Cecilia Lewis)

Lessons on the Road to Leadership Effectiveness (William A. Demmer)

Leading with Vision (Kenneth Haddad and Jessica McCawley)

Considering Habitat in the Interdisciplinary Fisheries Management Profession (Terra Lederhouse and Thomas E. Bigford)

Lessons in Leadership (William F. Porter)

Fisheries Decision Making: Advice from the Introduction of Pacific Salmonids into the Great Lakes (Howard A. Tanner and Abigail J. Lynch)

Saving Fish? Saving Fisherfolk? Reflections on Designing Governance Policies for Fisheries (Anastasia Telesetsky and Rebecca Bratspies)

Fly-Fishing for the Future: How the Michigan State University Fly Gals Are Mentoring Future Conservation Leaders (Kerryann Weaver and Tom Sadler)

Emerging Topics

Riding with the Drivers of Change in Fisheries Science: A Holistic Approach for the Future (Devin M. Bartley, Nicole Franz, Carlos Fuentevilla, and Koji Yamamoto)

How Will Invasive Species Impact the Future of Fisheries? (D. Andrew R. Drake and Nicholas E. Mandrak)

Three Sides of the Same Coin: Aquatic Animals–One Health–Ecosystem Health (Mohamed Faisal)

Enforcing Fishery Laws: The Key to Protecting the Commons (Marc Gaden, Jill Wingfield, and Chris Goddard)

The Growing Importance of Communication for the Future of Interjurisdictional Fisheries Management, Using Bluefin Tuna as a Case Study (Fábio H. V. Hazin and Felipe Carvalho)

The Urban Future of Fisheries (Sara Hughes)

Climate Change and the Future of Freshwater Fisheries (Daniel J. Isaak)

Making Adaptive Management Work: Lessons from the Past and Opportunities for the Future (Michael L. Jones and Gretchen J. A. Hansen)

Catfish in the Courtroom: How Forensic Science Catches Seafood Cheats (Trey Knott and David D. Stephens)

Fisheries as Coupled Human and Natural Systems (Abigail J. Lynch and Jianguo Liu)

Aquaculture in the 21st Century: Opportunities for the Emerging Professional (John R. MacMillan and Eric A. MacMillan)

Inland Fisheries in Russia: Tales from the Past and Lessons for the Future (Dmitry F. Pavlov and Dmitry D. Pavlov)

The Role of Scientists in Public Policy Development and Advocacy: Advice for Scientists and Policy Makers (Mark Rey and Adawnice Lucas)

Achieving Funding Needs for Fishery Resources Management and Angler Access (Gordon C. Robertson, D. Michael Leonard, and Elizabeth A. Yranski)

The Changing Landscape in Atlantic Menhaden Assessments: Best Available Science, Uncertainty, and the Tension between Science and Management (Douglas S. Vaughan and Amy M. Schueller)

Future of Inland Fisheries (Robin L. Welcomme)

Epilogue (Betsy Riley, William W. Taylor, and So-Jung Youn)