American Fisheries Society Annual Conference A Success
The 142nd Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society was held last month at the River Center in St. Paul, Minn. Themed, “Fisheries Networks: Building Ecological, Social and Professional Relationships,” the conference featured a host of fishery workshops, plenary speakers, a tour of historical Mississippi River sites and a scenic run along the Mississippi River, aptly named Spawning Run 5K.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife biologist Ann Schneider of Wildlife Fish and Sport Recreation served as a meeting co-chair for the event. “I was very happy with how the conference turned out,” she says. “It was great to partner with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the American Fisheries Society on such a worthwhile event.”
Some of the topics included Asian Carp, Constructing Fish Passage Projects, Climate and Fisheries: Responses of a Socio-Ecological System to Global Change, Contaminants, Toxicology, & Fish Health, Human Dimensions, Education, Outreach, and a day-long symposium on the 75th Anniversary of the WSFR program, among others.
Valerie Rose Redmond,