2013 Recent News

12/12/2013 – From the Parent Society:

Over the years, we have found that many fisheries professionals continue to use clove oil (85-95% eugenol) and MS-222 as immediate-release sedatives, thinking that products that are Generally Recognized as Safe or are approved fish drugs must be okay to use in the field.  Clove oil is not approved for any use in fish, and catchable fish treated with MS-222 cannot be immediately returned to the wild.

The primary goal of this outreach effort is to let fisheries professionals know that there is a legal option for sedating fish in the field where no withholding period is required: AQUI-S20.  Although this drug is not yet approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (the sponsor hopes to have an initial approval in 2015), AQUI-S20E can be used through authorization granted by the FDA to the USFWS’s Aquatic Animal Drug Approval Partnership Program (AADAP) .  To learn more about using this fish sedative under the USFWS’s Investigational New Animal Drug exemption, please visit the the AADAP website (http://www.fws.gov/fisheries/aadap/AQUIS-E.HTM).

The Society will be spreading this message more broadly in the form of a Science Release currently in development.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Jesse Trushenski (saluski@siu.edu) or Jim Bowker (jim_bowker@fws.gov).

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12/12/2013 – From HTI — Hydroacoustic Technology, Inc.:

Using Acoustic Tags to Track Fish

6-7 February 2014 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

At University of Washington School of Aquatic Fishery Sciences, Seattle, WA

This short course addresses all aspects of tracking fish movement with acoustic tags, including three-dimensional tracking with sub-meter resolution.  The course includes hands-on-operation and a variety of applications are covered.  Lunch is provided.  To reserve a seat or ask a question, email HTI at support@HTIsonar.com.  Tuition Rate Offer (50% discount) for university students, university staff, non-profit and tribal organizations. http://www.htisonar.com/Training_Special_Offer.htm
Using Hydroacoustics for Fisheries Assessment
13-14 February 2014 – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

At University of Washington School of Aquatic Fishery Sciences, Seattle, WA
The hydroacoustic short course covers mobile and fixed-location survey techniques, and subjects include basic hydroacoustic theory, deployment logistics, data collection and processing, as well as typical results.  Split-beam, single-beam, and multi-beam frequency techniques are discussed in detail.  Lunch is provided.  To reserve a seat or ask a question, email HTI at support@HTIsonar.com.
Tuition Rate Offer (50% discount) for university students, university staff, non-profit and tribal organizations. http://www.htisonar.com/Training_Special_Offer.htm


12/12/2013 – From the Ohio Chapter

 2014 Annual Meeting: the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Ohio Chapter of the American Fisheries Society will be hosted by the Buckeye Student Subunit on February 4th at the Ohio Union on The Ohio State campus. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!

New Website: www.ocafs.org

OFWMA online presentation series: You are invited to log in on Dec. 17th from 10-11am to view a live presentation by Kevin Page titled “Ohio Division of Wildlife’s Muskellunge Program: Partnering with anglers to build quality fisheries”


11/18/2013 – Call for Presentation & Poster Abstracts
You are invited to share your projects and presentations with the audience at the 70th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference taking place on Sunday, April 13 – Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland, Maine.
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