TRANSACTIONS: Sexual Segregation of Spiny Dogfish

Sexual Segregation of Spiny Dogfish in Fishery-Dependent Surveys in Cape Cod, Massachusetts: Potential Management Benefits Abstract: Commercial gill-net and longline surveys were conducted in the Cape Cod, Massachusetts, area to assess whether the proportion of male Spiny Dogfish Squalus acanthias in the catch changes throughout a normal fishing day (an event frequently observed by local commercial longliners).. read more →

19 Jun 2014
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David Bella—Plenary Speaker Abstract for the 144th AFS Annual Meeting

Systemic Distortion David Bella, Oregon State University, Corvallis I have been asked to succinctly convey some lessons involving two related problems not well addressed in your educations. First, distortion of information emerges on vast scales. Second, reductionism—reducing the character of wholes to the character of their parts—misperceives such distortions. Together, these two failures combine to.. read more →

Thierry Oberdorff—Plenary Speaker Abstract for the 144th AFS Annual Meeting

Patterns in Riverine Fish Diversity: A Macroecological Perspective Thierry Oberdorff,  Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris Here I develop a conceptual framework that views contemporary riverine fish diversity as a product of a series of filters operating at different spatial and temporal scales and combining different processes, the heart of which is the drainage basin. The.. read more →

Ana Parma—Plenary Speaker Abstract for the 144th AFS Annual Meeting

Leveraging Local Experience to Improve Sustainability of Global Fisheries: It Is Not About Tools But Processes Ana Parma, Centro Nacional Patagonico, Puerto Madryn Chubut, Argentina The quest for management approaches to achieve sustainable fisheries has often led to prescriptions of technical fixes and tools for assessment, harvest control, and regulation of access privileges, without due.. read more →

Louis Bernatchez—Plenary Speaker Abstract for the 144th AFS Annual Meeting

Think/Act Globally and Locally; The Essential Contribution of Basic Science Towards Improved Fishery Management Louis Bernatchez, Université Laval, Quebec City Economical and budgetary concerns are increasingly pushing government research funding toward utilitarian research with expected quick return for the industry at the expense of basic science. Investing in utilitarian research has obvious merits, yet this.. read more →

More than Mucus: The Hidden World of the Fish Microbiota

More than Mucus: The Hidden World of the Fish Microbiota By Andrea M. Larsen and Cova R. Arias All living organisms maintain a diverse community of microbes that live in association with mucus-covered surfaces including the digestive, respiratory, and urogenital tracts. These microbial communities are known as ‘microbiota’. We grow up viewing microbes as disease-causing.. read more →

Flood Effects on Road–Stream Crossing Infrastructure: Economic and Ecological Benefits of Stream Simulation Designs

Abstract: Stream simulation design is a geomorphic, engineering, and ecologically based approach to designing road–stream crossings that creates a natural and dynamic channel through the crossing structure similar in dimensions and characteristics to the adjacent natural channel, allowing for unimpeded passage of aquatic organisms, debris, and water during various flow conditions, including floods. A retrospective.. read more →

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