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Caracterización de las dimensiones humanas de una pesquería escondida: pescadores fluviales de palangre artesanal

Benjamin D. Dickinson Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0321 Donald J. Orth Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0321. E-mail: [email protected] Steve L. McMullin Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0321 Las pesquerías escondidas incluyen a los pescadores de... Read More

Characterizing the Human Dimensions of a Hidden Fishery: Riverine Trotline Fishers

Benjamin D. Dickinson Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0321 Donald J. Orth Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0321. E-mail: [email protected] Steve L. McMullin Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0321 Hidden fisheries include catfish harvesters who use trotlines... Read More

Fishing Down through the Food Web

Villy Christensen Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries University of British Columbia 2202 Main Mall, Vancouver BC, Canada V6T 1Z4. E-mail: [email protected] Villy Christensen is a professor at UBC, and he leads the development of the Ecopath with Ecosim (EwE) modeling approach and software, which is coordinated through an international consortium with 25 institutional members.... Read More

From Landlocked to Longlining: A Summer with Sharks Puts Stress into Perspective

Claire E. Robinson Department of Biology, Tennessee Technological University, 1 William L Jones Drive, Cookeville, TN 38505. E-mail: [email protected] Research experience can powerfully ignite students’ curiosity, expose them to potential career paths, and ultimately prepare them for the world of science. Unfortunately, as a biology undergraduate with a strong passion for marine science in the... Read More

Recognition of the American Fisheries Society Professional Certification Program

The American Fisheries Society is the world’s leading association of fisheries professionals, and it has established certification criteria. Search the Internet and ask your schools, agencies, and peers— the American Fisheries Society (AFS) continuously shows up as THE place to earn a professional certification in the world of fisheries. With an AFS Fisheries Professional Certification,... Read More

A Voyage That Changed the Way I Thought about Life at Sea

Carol Glor West Genesee Middle School, Camillus, NY 13031 A teacher for 17 years, Carol Glor currently teaches home and career skills to sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders at West Genesee Middle School in Camillus, New York. The scallop survey was her first hands-on field experience. In an interview in the local newspaper, Eagle Observer, shortly... Read More

My Adventure Volunteering on NOAA Ships

Joseph Kunkel Department of Marine Science, University of New England, Biddeford, ME 04005 Joseph Kunkel is a research professor at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, and a professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he conducted research and taught for 42 years. He grew up on a tidal salt marsh... Read More

NOAA Fisheries At-Sea Volunteer Opportunities: Hands-On, Hard Work, and a Great Experience

Shelley Dawicki, Northeast Fisheries Science Center. E-mail: [email protected] For decades, volunteers have played an important role in National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries at-sea research operations, working side by side with federal researchers during a variety of surveys throughout the year. These include spring and fall bottom trawl surveys; summer surf clam Spisula solidissima,... Read More