Annual Meeting

Symposium Summary: #SocialFish – Fisheries Science in 140 Characters: The Role of Social Media in Our Science

Sponsors: AIFRB and the Fisheries Blog As keynote speaker David Shiffman (@WhySharksMatter) noted, there have been numerous revolutions in communications over the course of human history…oral language…the written word…the printing press…the telephone…and social media. Whether you are an early adopter or a technological luddite, there’s no denying that social media has transformed the way we... Read More

Symposium Summary: Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Restoration: Innovative Techniques to Restore Habitat in Our Nation’s Impoundments

Sponsors: Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership and AFS Fish Habitat Section The median age of U.S. reservoirs is 60 years and many exhibit decreased habitat quality. These degraded aquatic ecosystems experience limited biological productivity and pose grand challenges to fisheries managers. Reservoirs in the United States are at a crossroads and the future of these fisheries... Read More

Symposium Summary: Pop-Up Satellite Tagging—Challenges and Solutions

Pop-up satellite tags (PSATs) are utilized to study aquatic animals by recording and transmitting time-stamped data measurements (e.g., light levels, pressure, temperature, acceleration, etc.) via the ARGOS satellite system. This technology has been used over various spatio-temporal scales in freshwater and marine habitats to answer a multitude of questions on a diverse and expanding array... Read More

Symposium Summary: Managing Centrarchid Fisheries in River and Streams

Sponsors: Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership, Black Bass Committee of Southern Division, Centrarchid Technical Committee of North Central Division This symposium highlighted the expanding network of research surrounding riverine black bass and Rock Bass populations during 33 talks and 1 poster by presenters from around the country.  The Arkansas Chapter of AFS, Centrarchid Technical Committee of... Read More

Symposium Summary: Management Strategy Evaluation, Decision Analysis, and Ensemble Modeling: Tools for Addressing Assessment and Management Uncertainty

Sponsor: AFS Marine Fisheries Section An effective management strategy evaluation (MSE) includes defining multiple research and management objectives and associated performance metrics to quantify the effects of the management strategies, a discussion of and detailed accounting for error and uncertainty in the modeled system, the inclusion of a range of stakeholders for defining the issues... Read More

Symposium Summary: Fisheries Research and Conservation in the “Scapes”: Needs, Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities

Aquatic ecologists, fisheries biologists, and resource managers recognize that many ecological patterns and conservation problems require broad and synthetic approaches. The “scape” perspective is a point-of-view that combines a broader scale, an integrative context, and specific types of analyses. To investigate this perspective, Sean Hitchman, Martha Mather, and Jordan Hofmeier organized a symposium entitled “Fisheries... Read More