63rd Annual Northwest Fish Culture Conference

Progressive Fish Culture in the Northwest

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DAY 1:
Keynote Speaker: Charlie Smith

SESSION #1: RECIRCULATING AQUACULTURE AND HATCHERY INNOVATIONS

Tristan Robbins. Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC, Advanced, Delayed and Out of Season Spawning Dates in Rainbow Trout

Chris Jeszke, IDFG Ashton Fish Hatchery. Development of Daughterless Technology (Trojan Sex Chromosomes) for control of Introduced Brook Trout

Todd Pearsons, Grant County PUD, Ephrata WA. Hitting the Right Target: Rearing Innovations

KC Hosler, PR Aqua Supplies Ltd., Nanaimo, BC. Progressive Water Use Strategies Conserve Water and Meet Production Goals.

Ray Billings, Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC, Victoria BC. Utilizing Airlift Water Reuse Technology to Help Achieve Electrical Energy Savings.

SESSION #2: RECIRCULATING AQUACULTURE AND HATCHERY INNOVATIONS

Jeff Milton, ADFG Sports Fish Hatchery Program Supervisor, Anchorage AK. Cold Water RAS Hatchery Construction and Operation: Challenges and Successes

Steve Sharon, Wyoming GFD, Use of RAS Technology in Serial Re-Use Fish Culture – Why?

Ian Adams, Partial Water Re-Use Systems, Operations and Maintenance.

Brian Vinci, The Freshwater Institute, Shepherdstown, WV. Water Re-Use Systems, Water Velocities and Fish Fitness – What is the Connection?

Grace Karreman, Aquatic Life Sciences, Nanaimo BC. Biosecurity and Recirculating Systems

SESSION #3: PROGRESSIVE FISH CULTURE

Chris Tatara, NOAA Manchester. Transition to a Locally Adapted Steelhead Stock.

Deborah Harstad, NMFS Seattle, WA. Variation in Early Male Maturation and Smolting of Juvenile Summer Chinook Salmon and Varying Over-winter Temperature Regimes

Eric D. Lauver, Grant County PUD, Ephrata WA. Precocious Male Straying: A Case Study of Spring Chinook Mini-jack Straying and Distribution from a Captive Brood Program

Brian Beckman, NOAA Seattle, WA. Stuck in the Middle: Contrasting Effects of Release Size on Early Male Maturation and In-river Survival of SCS Smolts

SESSION #4: PROGRESSIVE FISH CULTURE

Josh Marauskas, Chelan County PUD, Wenatchee WA. Increased Performance of Spring Chinook Salmon Reared in Partial Re-Use Circular Vessels Compared to Flow Through Raceways.

Dina Spangenberg, NOAA Seattle, WA. Environmental Effects on Smolt Quality and Early Male Maturation in Spring Chinook Salmon.

Andrew Dittman, NOAA Seattle WA. Early Imprinting of Hatchery-reared Salmon to Targeted Spawning Locations: A New Imprinting Paradigm for Supplementation Programs?

Don Larson, NOAA Fisheries, Seattle WA. The Effect of Modulating Ration and Dietary Lipid on Growth, Smolting and Early Male Maturation in Yearling Umatilla River Fall Chinook Salmon.

Lance Clarke, ODFW LaGrande, OR. Acclimation Strategies Improve Post-release Performance of Hatchery Salmon and Steelhead in NE Oregon

SESSION #5: HATCHERY OPERATIONS/ NEW TECHNOLOGY

Douglas Munson, IDFG, Eagle Fish Health Laboratory. Renovations at Niagara Springs Hatchery – Benefits and Challenges.

Becky Johnson, Nez Perce Tribe, Integrating Conservation Hatchery Principles with Tribal Treaty Reserved Harvest Opportunities

Christina Iverson, WDFW, Lower Columbia River Hatchery Program Modifications Using Modeling Technology.

Tom Flagg, NOAA Manchester, Hatcheries and Management of Aquatic Resources (HaMAR).

Patrick Luke, Yakama Nation. Artificial Propagation of Pacific Lamprey: Lessons Learned and Path Forward.

SESSION #6: FISH HEALTH AND NUTRITION

Mary Peters, USFWS, Successful Disease Management of Spring Chinook Captive Broodstock at Little White National Fish Hatchery.

Guppy Blair & Sonia Mumford, USFWS. What every fish culturist should know about Antibiotics.

Ray Brunson, Retired USFWS, Controlling Bacterial Coldwater Disease with Fish Culture Methods.

Ken Cain, UofI, Coldwater Disease Research: Update on Vaccine Licensing and Commercialization Status.

David Thompson. USFWS, Larval Pacific lamprey Entosphenus tridentatus are not susceptible to common fish rhabdoviruses of the Pacific Northwest.

Bonnie Johnson, USFWS, Aquatic Animal Drug Approval Program, Bozeman MT. National INAD Program Overview.

SESSION #7: MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS IN FISH CULTURE

John Holmes. USFWS, Differences in Egg Size Between Natural-origin and Genetically Similar Hatchery-origin Winter Steelhead in Abernathy Creek, Washington.

Dan Magneson, USFWS Quilcene NFH, Hoover, Bonneville, Shasta, Grand Coulee Dams – The Great Depression, WWII, and Fishery Resources

Mitch Combs, WDFW Sherman Creek Hatchery. White Sturgeon US Conservation Aquaculture on the Trans Boundary Reach.

Mike McLean, CTUIR. Practical Application of Electro-Anaesthesia in the Field.

Maureen Kavanagh, USFWS, Columbia River. Does the Use of Electronarcosis on Adult Coho Salmon Prior to Spawning Affect Mortality and Fry Growth?

SESSION #8 MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS IN FISH CULTURE

Michael Gauvin, ODFW. Utilizing Round Butte Hatchery in the Reintroduction of Anadromous Fish in the Deschutes River.

James D. Bowker, USFWS, Bozeman MT. Sedating Fish with AQUI-S20E: Will My Fish Still Be Alive if I Take Time for Another Cup of Coffee?

Beau J. Gunter, IDFG, Grace Fish Hatchery, ID. Effects of Initial Feed Timing on Triploid Rainbow Trout Fry at Grace Fish Hatchery

Helena E. Christiansen. USGS. Identifying an Optimal Anesthetic for Juvenile Pacific Lamprey.