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 →

It’s a girl! Sonograms help endangered fish

Even fisheries scientists can have a difficult time determining whether a fish is male or female by just glancing at it. So, imagine if you had a hatchery full of several hundred fish that you hope to breed in order to sustain an endangered species. In a recent article in the North American Journal of.. read more →

What’s a Striped Bass Worth?

Every year, thousands of anglers travel to Southern reservoirs hoping to land a selfie-worthy enormous Striped Bass. But is the cost of stocking Striped Bass justified, especially when there are other species to fish for in these reservoirs that don’t require stocking? In a recent article in the North American Journal of Fisheries Management, scientists.. read more →

Book Review: Walleye and Sauger

  Biology, Management, and Culture of Walleye and Sauger.  Edited by Bruce A. Barton. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.  2011. 600 pages. US$79 Why would a group of fisheries scientists and managers take it upon themselves, under the auspices of the Walleye Technical Committee, North Central Division of the American Fisheries Society, to write this.. read more →

Book Review: Telemetry Techniques

Telemetry Techniques: A User Guide for Fisheries Research Noah S. Adams, John W. Beeman, and John H. Eiler, editors. 2012. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. 543 pages. I would have greatly benefited from reading this book at the start of my Ph.D. It is a thorough and well-organised “Telemetry 101,” for students and senior researchers.. read more →

Marine and Coastal Fisheries 2014 Editorial Board

Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science Editorial Board 2013-2014 Editor-in-Chief Don Noakes Department of Mathematics and Statistics Thompson Rivers University 900 McGill Road, Box 3010 Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 5N3 CANADA Tel: 250-852-7182 Fax:  250-371-5675 E-mail:   Subject Editors Richard Brill Virginia Institute of Marine Science 102 Andrews Hall P.O. Box.. 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 →

Little Chubs Migrate, Too

When you think of migrating fish, usually silvery salmon gracefully leaping up waterfalls in the Pacific Northwest come to mind. In fact, many freshwater fish migrate in order to spawn, even the small minnows and chubs of the large, muddy rivers of the Great Plains. These large rivers are now  interrupted by numerous dams, diversion.. read more →

How Do Fish Catch a Virus? They Eat It

Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV) is just as unpleasant as it sounds for fish, leading to considerable losses of fish both in the wild and at some European fish farms.  Unfortunately, this disease has recently spread to the Great Lakes region but scientists are still unsure how it is transmitted. In a recent paper in.. read more →

Infectious Diseases of Fishes in the Salish Sea

Infectious Diseases of Fishes in the Salish Sea Paul Hershberger, Linda Rhodes, Gael Kurath, and James Winton ABSTRACT: As in marine regions throughout other areas of the world, fishes in the Salish Sea serve as hosts for many pathogens, including nematodes, trematodes, protozoans, protists, bacteria, viruses, and crustaceans. Here, we review some of the better-documented infectious.. read more →

Morphological and Genetic Identification of Spontaneously Spawned Larvae of Captive Bluefin Tuna in the Adriatic Sea

Morphological and Genetic Identification of Spontaneously Spawned Larvae of Captive Bluefin Tuna in the Adriatic Sea Leon Grubišić, Tanja Šegvić-Bubić, Ivana Lepen Pleić, Krstina Mišlov-Jelavić, Vjeko Tičina, Ivan Katavić, and Ivona Mladineo ABSTRACT: The spawning behavior of captive Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) was observed in cages at an Adriatic facility in summer 2011. Approximately 20,000 eggs were collected.. read more →