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2017 Estuaries Section Elections

The Estuaries Section is fortunate to have excellent candidates for our Officer elections. Section members will receive electronic ballots in April. Elected officers will be installed at our 2017 business meeting in Tampa, FL. and will serve a 2 year term. Following are candidate statements from President-Elect candidate Catherine Johnston, Secretary candidate Geoffrey Smith, Secretary candidate... Read More

What symposia shall we plan for 2017?

The Estuaries Section is looking for ideas for symposia to organize for the 147th AFS Annual Meeting that will be held in Tampa, Florida on August 20-24, 2017. This year’s theme is, “Fisheries Ecosystems: Uplands to Oceans” At the 2015 Business Meeting in Portland, the Estuaries Section members brainstormed a couple topics that might... Read More

Out of breath and hungry: the effects of hypoxia on feeding dynamics of Atlantic croaker using natural chemical tags

By John Mohan  2015 Recipient of Estuaries Section Student Travel Award University of Texas at Austin. Marine Science Institute. Author John Mohan taking a water sample. Hypoxia, or low dissolved oxygen, occurs in many aquatic ecosystems across the world. Hypoxia is a natural phenomenon that requires specific conditions to form. These factors include stratification between surface... Read More

Spawning Potential for Shortnose Sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) in the Penobscot River after Dam Removal: An Acoustic Telemetry and Habitat Suitability Study

By Catherine Johnston 2015 Recipient of Estuaries Section Student Travel Award University of Maine, School of Marine Sciences   The removal of dams on Maine rivers offers the potential to restore fish habitat and significantly affect populations of endangered species such as shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum). Two dams were removed on the Penobscot River in... Read More

Monsters of Stock Assessment Workshop at AFS 2015 Annual Meeting

August 16, 2015, 12pm-3pm Portland Hilton, Broadway I-II-III rooms The AFS Estuaries and Marine Fisheries Sections are organizing a “Monsters of Stock Assessment” workshop at the 2015 AFS annual meeting in Portland. This workshop will bring together top professors from around the country to provide short lectures on critical aspects of stock assessment science. The... Read More

Happy Birthday Estuaries Section!

The Estuaries Section is 20 years old!  The Section began in 1994 under the leadership of Donna Turgeon from NOAA Fisheries and started with 78 members. Now we have over 200!  The Section has accomplished a great deal in this time and has much to be proud of.  For example, at the 1997 annual meeting  we... Read More