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New Frontiers in Fisheries Management and Ecology: …

New Frontiers in Fisheries Management and Ecology:
Leading the Way in a Changing World

I am pleased to extend a heartfelt, personal welcome to all attending the 141st Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. It was 58 years ago in 1954 when the Society last met in Seattle and that is way too long. The Pacific Northwest offers a beautiful setting with tremendous opportunities for touring, sightseeing, and many fishing opportunities. The City of Seattle is extremely attractive and the people are quite friendly. The Seattle Convention Center is a large, modern facility that can easily accommodate the record number of attendees, probably the largest number ever to attend an AFS meeting. What a place to spend a few days, learn the latest developments in our profession, do the business of our Society, and have a good time!

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  • 1. Welcome to theAmerican Fisheries Society 141st Annual Meeting Hosted by:
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Table of ContentsWelcome Mayor, Director and Governor’s Welcome �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1 President’s Welcome ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2 Division and Chapter Welcome ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 3 Co-chairs’ Welcome�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4 About AFS ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5 AFS 2011 Planning Team ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6 Getting Started Registration Hours ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 8 Information Booth ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 8 International Guests �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8 Internet Access, Internet Lounge ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9 AFS 2011 on the Web, Online Resources ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9 Social Responsibility ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9 In and Around Seattle ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 10 Childcare and Family Services �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 12 Instructions for Presenters and Conveners �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 14 AFS 2012 Twin Cities, Minnesota������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 15Maps and Area Information Downtown Seattle ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 17 Washington State Convention Center Parking and Vicinity ������������������������������������������������������������������������ 18 Washington State Convention Center 1st Floor �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 19 Washington State Convention Center 3rd Floor �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 20 Washington State Convention Center 4th Floor �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 21 Washington State Convention Center 6th Floor �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 22 The Conference Center ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 23 The Sheraton Hotel ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 24 Local Transportation, Seattle Transit System ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 25Schedule at a Glance Listing �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 27Events and Activities Plenary Session ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 31 Social Events Welcome to Seattle Social �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 33 Trade Show and Poster Social �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 33 Student Career Fair and Social ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 33 HTI’s Fish Fest! Social ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 34 Grand ‘Space Needle’ Progressive Social ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 34 Good-Bye Seattle, Hello Twin Cities Social ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 34 Student Events Best Student Paper Symposium and Poster Session ������������������������������������������������������������������������� 35 Student-Mentor Happy Hour ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 35
  • 3. Events and Activities (continued) Student Colloquium and Student-Mentor Lunch ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 35 Career Fair and Student Social ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 36 Student Workers ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 36 Live and Silent Auctions and Raffle �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 37 5K Spawning Fun Run ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 37 AFS Business Meetings Parent Society ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 38 Western Division ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 38 Washington-British Columbia Chapter ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 38 Scientific Tours ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 39 Continuing Education Program ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 42Trade Show Listing ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 47Symposia Abstracts Abstracts ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 59 Contributed Paper Sessions �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 88Oral Presentations Monday, September 5 ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 89 Tuesday, September 6 ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 97 Wednesday, September 7 ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 113 Thursday, September 8 ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 129Posters Room Maps �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 143 Poster List ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 147Author Index Listing ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 167
  • 4. We Sincerely Thank Our Supporters ASF 2011 SponsorsGray Whale - $25,000 to $50,000 Lingcod - $2,500 +US Fish and Wildlife Service SonotronicsSmith-Root, Inc� Anchor QEAUS Geological Survey R2 Resources, Inc�NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service Northwest Hydraulics ConsultantsWashington Department of Fish and Wildlife Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority Trout UnlimitedWhale Shark - $15,000 + Washington Forest Protection AssociationAMEC Earth & Environmental, Inc� Miller Ecological Consultants, Inc�U�S� Forest Service Great Lakes Fisheries Commission Hart Crowser, Inc�Pacific Halibut - $10,000 + Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries CommissionNorthwest Marine Technology Pacific SeafoodAlaska Department of Fish and Game Wildlife ComputersUS Bureau of Land Management Oregon Department of Fish and WildlifeHTI – Hydroacoustic Technology, Inc� State of the SalmonAlaska Seafood Marketing InstituteGolder Associates Yelloweye Rockfish - $1,000 +Bristol Bay Processors and Promoters Oregon Chapter AFSAlaska Airlines Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Colorado Division of WildlifeChinook Salmon - $5,000 + Shoshone Bannock TribesCardno Entrix Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc�Floy Tag & Mfg�, Inc� Seattle Public UtilitiesICF International EPRI – Electric Power Research InstituteWeyerhaeuser Oregon State UniversityHDR, Inc�Sound Metrics Cutthroat Trout - $500 +Pebble Partnership Alaska Chapter AFSMeacham Foundation Idaho Chapter AFSTrident Seafoods Utah Chapter AFSBiosonics ParametrixVemco Potlatch CorporationMarine Stewardship Council Arizona/New Mexico Chapter AFSBlue Mountain Cider Company Cal/Neva Chapter AFSSalmon Recovery Funding Board Forest & Channel Metrics, Inc�North Pacific Research Board University of Washington – School of Aquatic and FisheriesTaylor Shellfish SciencesWiley-Blackwell Deschutes Brewery Norwegian Commercial Club 7 Seas Brewery GeoEngineers Organizations Contributing Their Employees’ TimeAMEC Earth & Environmental, Inc� HTI– Hydroacoustic Technology, Inc�Cramer Fish Sciences Margenex InternationalTacoma City Light Northwest Marine TechnologySmith-Root, Inc� Pacific Northwest National LaboratoriesNOAA Fisheries U�S� Geological SurveyWashington Department of Fish and Wildlife Biosonics, Inc�U�S� Fish and Wildlife Service Anchor QEALandau Associates U�S� Forest ServiceOregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Meacham FoundationHart-Crowser, Inc� Keith Wolf AssociatesSkillings – Connelly Marine Stewardship CouncilUniversity of Washington Kintama ResearchColumbia Basin Fish & Wildlife Authority Eric Knudsen, Consulting Fisheries ScientistWayne Hubert Consulting Fishhead GraphicsColorado Division of Wildlife
  • 6. Welcome to the Emerald City in the great State of WashingtonOn behalf of the City of Seattle, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the State of Washington,we are proud to welcome you to the 141st Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society (AFS). It has beenmore than 50 years since we have had this honor. We believe Puget Sound, Lake Washington, the HiramM. Chittenden Locks, and its friendly citizens make Seattle a unique and beautiful city, a perfect setting forthis meeting.Our respective agencies have many programs with hundreds of dedicated staff involved with protecting/restoringurban and rural habitats, restoring salmon runs, and preserving, protecting, and perpetuating our state’s fish,shellfish and other marine and freshwater resources.You have an exciting and engaging conference program planned during your stay. We hope that you take sometime to enjoy Seattle and the surrounding Puget Sound-Cascade-Olympic landscapes and the many attractions,including outdoor adventure and fishing opportunities and several educational field trips. The Greater Seattleenvironment is a perfect setting to discuss your conference theme: “New Frontiers in Fisheries Managementand Ecology: Leading the Way in a Changing World”.When you have completed your regional sight-seeing and taken advantage of the many social venuesplanned through the city, we hope you enjoy some of the renowned entertainment and art attractions. Wehave fabulous dining, world-class museums and innovative art galleries. Seattle is one of the favorite traveldestinations in the western U.S.During your stay, please join us in thanking the AFS leaders, and host chapter (Washington-British Columbia)whose hard work has provided an opportunity for the nation’s top researchers, aquatic science field practi-tioners, and managers to engage others from around the world in presenting the state of fishery and aquaticscience through the largest and best Annual Meeting in AFS history.Best Regards,Mike McGinn Phil Anderson Christine GregoireMayor Director GovernorCity of Seattle WA Dept. Fish and Wildlife State of Washington 1
  • 7. Presidents WelcomeNew Frontiers in Fisheries Management and Ecology:Leading the Way in a Changing WorldI am pleased to extend a heartfelt, personal welcome to allattending the 141st Annual Meeting of the American FisheriesSociety. It was 58 years ago in 1954 when the Society lastmet in Seattle and that is way too long. The Pacific Northwestoffers a beautiful setting with tremendous opportunities fortouring, sightseeing, and many fishing opportunities. The Cityof Seattle is extremely attractive and the people are quitefriendly. The Seattle Convention Center is a large, modernfacility that can easily accommodate the record number ofattendees, probably the largest number ever to attend anAFS meeting. What a place to spend a few days, learn thelatest developments in our profession, do the business of ourSociety, and have a good time!We will begin the meeting with the plenary session and aninvocation by the Muckleshoot Tribe, tying us to the naturaland spiritual realms of this region. The invocation will be Wayne Hubertfollowed with welcoming comments by the King County Executive andpresentations of the Society’s most prestigious awards. Then, the principal feature, talks by four honoredspeakers challenging us as we think about the frontiers of fisheries management and ecology.This is a plenarysession you dont want to miss!I am extremely excited about the program, the diverse array of topics and the sheer size. Because of ourlocation in a coastal city of the Pacific Northwest, much of the program focuses on regional leadership ontopics, such as the ecology and management of Puget Sound, the Columbia River, and Pacific salmon, but thetotality of the program addresses the big issues and emerging knowledge in fisheries science and managementin both marine and freshwater systems. The program includes an unprecedented 94 symposia of 1/4 to 2days in length and over 700 contributed papers resulting in over 1,700 platform presentations with 24-29concurrent sessions each day. On top of this, there are 450 posters that can be enjoyed and absorbed atleisure. This is beyond a doubt the largest and most diverse program ever at an annual meeting of the Societyand the Program Committee worked above and beyond the call of duty to organize it.Do not miss the socials. The Local Arrangements Committee has some tremendous evening gatheringsplanned for us, especially the Wednesday evening social at the site of the Space Needle and the ExperienceMusic Project. I look forward to seeing you at these gatherings.So, lets learn as much as we can about the emerging frontiers of fisheries management and ecology, catch upwith old friends, make new friends, and do a little to make the world a better place for all. The AFS is a Societyof unbelievably friendly people and Seattle cant be beat. Have a great time.Wayne HubertPresidentAmerican Fisheries Society2
  • 8. Division and Chapter WelcomeWelcome to Seattle and AFS 2011Welcome, all, to the Pacific Northwest! On behalf of the entire AFS 2011 Planning Committee and manyvolunteers who are making this record-breaking annual meeting the best ever, we thank you for visiting Seattle.The opportunities abound, as you share your work and life with others, see old friends and make new ones,and spend this week enriching yourself and your profession. We know you will not be disappointed with youradventures in the Pacific Northwest.Four years ago, many individuals began planning an outstanding conference that folks would not forget.General meeting chairs, Cleve Steward and Larry Dominguez, along with Eric Knudsen, Dave Ward, CraigBusack, and other members of our Planning Committee have worked extremely hard over this time frameto develop an exciting, diverse, and timely conference program for you to engage in during your stay in theEmerald City. Please join us in thanking the many individuals that have invested countless hours to make yourexperience in Seattle a memorable one.The highlights of this week will occur in downtown Seattle, with multiple opportunities to explore other parts ofPuget Sound County. Our conference, “New Frontiers in Fisheries Management and Ecology: Leading the Way ina Changing World”, will be held at the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) in the heart of the city. TheWSCC is close to several Seattle landmarks, great restaurants, and tourist and educational facilities. We lookforward to seeing and visiting with you during the conference.On behalf of AFS President Wayne Hubert, the Western Division of AFS, and the members of the Washington-British Columbia AFS Chapter, we bid you a most sincere welcome to Seattle for AFS 2011! Mark Pedersen Lori M. Martin President President Washington-British Columbia AFS Chapter Western Division AFS 3
  • 9. Co-chairs’ WelcomeA Most Heartfelt Welcome!By now, you have been bombarded with “This isthe biggest and best AFS meeting ever!” so wewill not belabor the point further. The conferencespeaks for itself. It showcases, as in years past,the best AFS has to offer. We hope that you willimmerse yourself in the meeting, enjoy its manyaspects, and find fulfillment in the company ofyour peers.We would like to pay tribute to members of theLocal Arrangements and Program committees forthis year’s meeting, identified on page 6 of thisprogram, by paraphrasing Winston Churchill: Larry Dominguez & Cleve Steward“Never in the history of AFS was so much owed byso many to so few…” Ok, so maybe this is not theperfect quote, but in truth this year’s meeting organizers battled long odds (read “the economy”) in pulling thisannual meeting together. Several factors contributed to our success. President Wayne Hubert’s leadershipand the direction and capable assistance provided by AFS Executive Director Gus Rassam and his staff werecritical factors, as was the outpouring of financial support by our many sponsors. But above all, it was the dedi-cation and outstanding effort of the people who served on the Local Arrangements and Program committees,and the unprecedented number of you who submitted abstracts and registered for the annual meeting, thatenabled us to persevere. Everyone here; indeed, each and every AFS member, should be immensely proud ofthe outcome. The success of this annual meeting is evident not only in the number and quality of its many sym-posia, oral presentations, and posters, but also in the opportunities offered by the special meetings, trade showexhibits, continuing education courses and workshops, fieldtrips, student activities, and evening socials.There is no doubt that annual meetings of the AFS have an energizing effect on those who participate in them.They disseminate information, foster camaraderie, and – irrespective of our age, status, or background – reju-venate us and strengthen our commitment to our profession, to each other, and to society. New relationshipsare forged, old acquaintances are renewed, and the ties that bind us, strengthened. Given the current malaiseof the global economy and the inordinate pressure it puts on our jobs and the environment, it is all the moreimportant that we remain focused, articulate, and effective as professionals. We would do well to emulateChurchill, who famously offered “blood, toil, tears and sweat” in the service of his country. We ask you to joinus in rededicating ourselves to managing our fisheries and aquatic resources for the betterment of all.Thank you,Cleve Steward and Larry DominguezLocal Arrangements Committee Co-Chairs4
  • 10. About the American Fisheries SocietyThe mission of the American Fisheries Society is to advance sound science, promote professional development,and disseminate science-based fisheries information for the global protection, conservation, and sustainabilityof fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems.The American Fisheries Society (AFS), founded in 1870, is the oldest and largest professional societyrepresenting fisheries scientists and managers. AFS promotes scientific research and scientifically-informedmanagement of fisheries resources and aquatic ecosystems that leads to their preservation, conservation, andsustainability, as well as optimum use and enjoyment by the public. It encourages a comprehensive educationfor fisheries scientists and carries out a continuing education program for practicing scientists and managers.AFS publishes some of the world’s leading fisheries research journals and books. AFS organizes scientificmeetings where research findings are reported and discussed. In addition to these primary functions, theSociety has many other programs in areas such as professional certification, public affairs, and publicinformation. Four geographic divisions and well over 100 chapters, student subunits, and sections carry outthe mission of the Society at regional, local, and special interest levels.Wayne HubertPresidentWilliam FisherPresident ElectJohn BoremanFirst Vice-PresidentRobert HughesSecond Vice-PresidentDon JacksonPast PresidentAmerican Fisheries Society Staff:Gus RassamExecutive DirectorJuanita Flick, Sarah Gilbert-Fox, Gail Goldberg, Elden Hawkes, Jr., Laura Hendee, Tia Hollis,Shawn Johnston, Debby Lehman, Aaron Lerner, Jackie Machado, Tanya Nading, Eva Przygodzki,Denise Spencer, Kurt West, Howard Williams, Kathryn Winkler 5
  • 11. Planning Team AFS 2011 Planning Team 141st Annual Meeting, Seattle Washington General Meeting Cleve Steward and Larry Dominguez, Co-chairs The Planning Committee wishes to extend their utmost appreciation for hundreds of volunteers that contributed to the planning and operation of this conference. No such event is possible without the combined energy of these exceptional individuals. Program Committee Craig Busack and Dave Ward, Co-chairsDave Ward Contributed Papers Kurt Fresh Abstract ManagementPete Bisson Symposia Kim Hyatt Scheduling, ProofingSteve Schroder Posters Charles Anderson 2012 Program ChairContinuing Education Kathryn Winkler, Dan Dauwalter Bob McClure, LiasonAccommodations/Convention Center Mark LaRiviere, Chair Master Scheduler Mark Celedonia Room Arrangements Amy Mai Hospitality Tammy Mackey Child Care Aimee Fullerton International Guests Lourdes RuggeSocials and Entertainment Mike Holliman, Chair Kevin Scribner, Eric Knudsen, Scott Blankenship, Caroline Mercado, Katy Doctor, Rob PastorekSpawning Run Jim Shannon, Chair Brian Bellgraph, Miranda PlumbTours and Transportation Jeff Duda, Carl Ostberg, Co-chairsBudget and Finance Norma Jean Sands, Chair Mary Buckman, Dave Ward, Mark Pedersen, Eric KnudsenInformation Management Shivonne Nesbit, Chair Information Team Evan Arntzen, Brian Burke, Brad Thompson, John Stephenson Registration Eva Przygodzki, Brian Burke6
  • 12. Fundraising Eric Knudsen, Chair Carl Burger, Bob Danehy, Mark Pedersen, Jim Humphreys, Yvonne Muirhead, Chuck Meacham, Brad Thompson, Western Division and WA-BC Chapter Skinner Auction and Raffle Megan Moore, Greg Blair, Co-chairs Mike Wert, Kevin Scribner, Dan Avervill, Dustin Hinson, Terry Baltzell T-Shirts Chez Tuniclilffe, Chair Lori H. Barrett, Iris Kemp, Morgan Bond, Miranda PlumbStudent Activities Neala Kendall, Chair Eric Larson, Meryl Mims, Rachel Hovel, Laura Twardochleb, Jesse Fischer, Thomas Pool, Megan Stachura, Justin Huff, Jim Shannon, Morgan Bond, Iris Kemp, Emily PizzichemiVolunteer/Student Workers Todd Kassler, ChairPromotions Jessica Hayden-Spear, Chair Lori H. Barrett, Rich Grost, Mark Pedersen, John Lombard, Lori Martin, Wayne and Cynthia RankinFisheries Magazine Amanda CroninProgram Guide Mary Buckman, Chair Lori H. Barrett (Fishhead Graphics), Committee member writersSignage Michelle Havey, Katy Doctor, Kathleen Neely, Brandon Jensen, Hans Hurn, Lori H. BarrettSocial and Environ. Responsibility Brian Missildine, Chair Lisa Harlan, Miranda Plumb, Ann Stephenson, Megan MooreTrade Show Shawn Johnston, Geraldine Vander Haegen, Sean Janson, Eric Knudsen, Eric Munday, Ed BelcherWebsite Lori Martin, Chair Bryan Bougher, Web MasterAdministrative Assistant Christina Iverson 7
  • 13. Getting StartedRegistrationThe Registration Desk is located at the Skybridge Room 4D on the 4th floor of the Washington State ConventionCenter. Hours for the Registration Desk are:Saturday, September 3 12:00 PM – 6:00 PMSunday, September 4 8:00 AM – 7:00 PMMonday, September 5 7:30 AM – 6:00 PMTuesday, September 6 7:30 AM – 5:00 PMWednesday, September 7 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMThursday, September 8 8:00 AM – 12:00 PMRegistered participants are required to wear their badges for all conference events. Please go to the Registra-tion Desk if you lose your badge.Information BoothIf you have questions about the meeting, the Information Booth is your source. Located near the RegistrationDesk and also on the 6th floor East Lobby, the hours are:Sunday, September 4 8:00 AM – 6:00 PMMonday, September 5 8:00 AM – 6:00 PMTuesday, September 6 8:00 AM – 6:00 PMWednesday, September 7 8:00 AM – 6:00 PMThursday, September 8 8:00 AM – 6:00 PMInternational GuestsThe International Guests Subcommittee and the International Fisheries Section(IFS) of the American Fisheries Society extend a warm welcome to all interna-tional guests attending the 141st Annual Meeting of the American FisheriesSociety. We hope you enjoy your time in Seattle and that it is filled with inter-esting technical presentations and engaging workshops; exciting socials; andmaybe even a 5-kilometer run along the shoreline of Puget Sound.The International Fisheries Section of the American Fisheries Society will holdtheir annual business meeting and social on Tuesday September 6th from 6:30PM – 10:00 PM in Room 305 and 608, respectively, of the Washington StateConvention Center. The business meeting will be from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM and willinclude updates on the activities of the section in 2010/11. We invite all international guests to attend and learnabout present and future international AFS activities. The social will immediately follow with complimentary horsd’oeuvres and beverages.All guests, both international and non-international, are welcome to attend the IFS business meeting and socialand learn about the international activities of AFS. We look forward to your involvement and participation!For more information about the IFS or any last-minute-planned international activities in Seattle, please contactLourdes Rugge at or Brian Bellgraph at
  • 14. Internet AccessFor the convenience of meeting attendees, wireless internet service is available near the Registration Desk inthe Washington State Convention Center’s Skybridge (Room 4D) and in the AFS Tradeshow area (Rooms 4Eand 4F). Additionally, an Internet Lounge with eight kiosks is available Monday through Wednesday:Internet Lounge Hours and LocationsMonday, September 5th 11:30 AM – 8:30 PM WSCC 4ETuesday, September 6th 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM WSCC 4EWednesday, September 7th 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM WSCC 4EWednesday, September 7th 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM WSCC 4DA limited number of printers are available for reasonably small print jobs. Substantial print jobs can be handledat a FedEx Kinkos commercial print shop on the street level within the Washington State Convention Centercomplex.Look on the Web for ALL the Program Details! Online ResourcesFor this meeting AFS has contracted with Conference Exchange™ (CONFEX) for program and scheduling sup-port. If you are a presenter or symposium organizer, you have already submitted a proposal and/or abstractthrough CONFEX via links on the meeting website ( The online presentation submissionprocess has been through CONFEX links on the site.You probably have noticed the complete searchable program listing on the site, provided and maintained byCONFEX. If you haven’t seen this online program listing, we encourage you to take a look as soon as possible.Because of the size of the program, and in an effort to minimize our environmental impact, the information inthis program guide is limited. The program grid, for example, lists only presenting authors and in some caseslists abbreviated rather than full titles. Similarly, only presenting authors are listed in the author index, and onlysymposium abstracts are included. However, abstracts for all oral presentations and posters and the full list ofauthors is included in the online program listing. The Program Committee updates the program listing through-out the meeting as changes occur.In addition, another CONFEX product called Personal Scheduler is available through the program listing link onthe site ( Personal Scheduler allows you to browse throughthe program and select talks, meetings, events and socials that you would like to attend. The Personal Sched-uler will highlight conflicts and then you can either print your personal schedule or download it to your favoriteelectronic device.Social Responsibility: Holding Ourselves AccountableWhat is social responsibility and how does it apply to this AFS meeting? When large groups of people cometogether in one place for a short duration of time, they can use vast amounts of resources while travelling tothe location; eating, sleeping and traveling at the location; and producing materials for the event. Along with ourPlanning Team and venues – take this week to “Go Green”. Major green initiatives include:• Well-planned, current and information rich web site to reduce the need for printed material.• Program printed on recycled paper with minimal colored ink.• Electronic abstract availability.• Completely biodegradable badges and lanyards that can be reused. 9
  • 15. • Meeting bags composed of 51-100% recycled material.• BPA-free stainless steel water bottles for meeting participants to use at the meeting and as a conference souvenir.• Carpool-rideshare program on the web and other publicity about transportation options to get to Seattle and the Washington State Convention Center.• Nearby social events for light footprint transportation.• Awareness of the many alternate modes of transportation in Seattle, including walking, cycling and public transportation routes.• Use of locally produced food and beverages, including donated products from regional fish companies.The Washington State Convention Center is dedicated to operating in an eco-friendly manner. They routinely RE-CYCLE cardboard, plastic, metal and glass and compost food-waste. Their facilities were recently upgraded withenergy efficient lighting to REDUCE energy consumption. Seattle was able to REUSE already disturbed land andcreate this community asset by building the Center over an existing 12-lane freeway and adding over 3 acres ofindoor and outdoor gardens. The recently-built Conference Center exceeds LEED Silver Certification.The Seattle Sheraton is also proud of its eco-friendly commitment. Implemented in 1993, Sheraton Seattle’srecycling program is designed to collect plastic, paper, cardboard, aluminum, fluorescent light bulbs, tonercartridges, oil, batteries, and pallets. Composting bins are located in all food service areas. The Sheraton useslow-flow faucets, showerheads and toilets and a highly efficient energy management system to reduce theircarbon footprint.The venues selected for offsite events have taken steps to minimize their environmental impact and be informa-tion resources for the public. The Seattle Center, home of the Space Needle and Experience Music Project, hasa Master Plan in place that emphasizes ecological systems in all landscape features, employs green buildingtechnology, reduces their carbon footprint through energy conservation and establishes the Center as the placefor green education and demonstration projects. The Seattle Aquarium incorporates green practices in all newconstruction and remodeling, upgraded their lighting to conserve electricity, recycles extensively and uses greencleaning products. The Aquarium was awarded the highest “Five Star” rating from the King County Envirostarprogram for superior management of toxic wastes. Additionally, the Aquarium participates in several programsto help raise consumer awareness about ocean conservation issues and to direct consumers toward sustain-able seafood choices.Visit the 2011 AFS Social Responsibility committee’s “Green Booth” for more information about being sustain-able in Seattle. Look for the AFS meeting symbol integrated with the recycle symbol throughout the meeting.This symbol is an indication of a specific effort to have a socially responsible meeting.Finally, social responsibility also includes how we interact with other conference attendees, such our interna-tional guests and attendees with special physical needs or dietary restrictions. Please let us know if there isanything we can do to make your experience more comfortable, enjoyable and meaningful.In and Around SeattleThe Washington State Convention Center is centrally located in downtown Seattle and the hotels are all locatedwithin blocks of the Convention Center. To help plan your activities, the Convention Center has a myriad of bro-chures, maps, and transit and ferry schedules in their first floor lobby.When you have time, lace up your walking shoes and head out for a self-guided tour! Start with the world fa-mous Pike Place Market, home to great ethnic food, fresh local produce, dazzling flower stalls, arts and craftsbooths and stores, and, of course, the boisterous salmon-tossin’ fish mongers. Just down the street from themarket you’ll find the Seattle Art Museum, featuring Chinese terracotta soldiers, Picasso cubist paintings, and10
  • 16. the three-story-high “Hammering Man”, who never stops…well…hammering. Walk a few blocks south to historicPioneer Square, where downtown Seattle got its start (tip: take the underground tour). Go one block west, turnnorth and stroll along the Seattle Waterfront, past the ferry terminal, Seattle Aquarium, and jumble of curiosi-ty shops, eateries, galleries, and street performers that make up the vibrant Seattle “scene”. Keep walking pastthe moored luxury yachts and sight-seeing boats to the Olympic Sculpture Park, a nine-acre waterfront greenspace dotted by exquisite outdoor sculptures. Go east a few blocks and you’ll find yourself at the base of grace-ful Space Needle. Take the elevator up to the “UFO deck”, where you’ll be treated to a 360-degree panoramicview of the Seattle skyline, the many islands and passages of Puget Sound, and the mountain ranges andvolcanoes that tower over the region. Nearby you’ll find the Experience Music Project, with its unique FrankGehry-designed architecture and trove of rock-and-roll and science fiction memorabilia that Microsoft founderPaul Allen has donated to the public.Seattle has an excellent transit system. There is free bus service within the downtown “Ride Free Area”between 6 AM and 7 PM. Bus fares to the outlying areas cost less than $2.50; you can find route maps andschedule at Why not try the Seattle Monorail? You can ride it back and forth betweenthe Space Needle and Westlake Center, just a few short blocks from the Convention Center. If you prefer astreet-level guided tour of the downtown sites previously mentioned, and you don’t mind the occasional look ofdisbelief as you tootle around Seattle in a World War II era amphibious landing craft, take the 90-minute long“Ride the Duck’s Tour”. No kidding, this is a popular tour!Here are some of our favorite places. The Museum of Flight, one of the most impressive air and space mu-seums in the world, celebrates a century of aviation and aerospace exploration.Tillicum Village is a four hourevent that includes a narrated sight-seeing cruise to Blake Island, a northwest Native American-inspired mealand dance show, and time to explore Blake Island before a return cruise to Seattle. The Burke Museum ofNatural History and Culture, located on the campus of the University of Washington, holds large collectionsthat reflect the cultural and natural wonders of Washington State, the Pacific Northwest, and the Pacific Rim.Hiram M. Chittenden (Ballard) Locks connect Puget Sound with Lake Union and Lake Washington. This popu-lar attraction is in a beautiful park setting and features a plexiglas-lined fish ladder that allows close-up viewingof adult salmon returning to local tributaries to spawn. And yes, September is a prime time for viewing Chinookand coho salmon as they ascend the ladder. Spawning sockeye and pink salmon will also be conspicuous inarea streams and rivers.Professional baseball and soccer seasons are in full swing. The Seattle Mariners play at Safeco Field, and theSeattle Sounders FC play at Quest Field, both stadiums are close to downtown. The Mariners begin a 3-dayhome stand against Kansas City on September 8.Fish, sleep, eat …and…repeat! Washington State offers an abundance of outdoor recreational opportuni-ties, but let’s get serious, we’re talking about salmon fishing. If you want to scratch your fishing “itch”, this isthe place and early September is the time to do it. The four primary options are the Washington coast, PugetSound, the Columbia River, and east of the Cascade Mountains ( Each of these areas is worth considering, but if you only have a couple of days to fish while you’reout here this fall, we suggest you stick with Puget Sound ( Allreturning salmon must pass through the north sound en route to their freshwater spawning grounds, and at thistime of year, the nearshore areas, estuaries, and rivers will be busting with salmon. You will find fishing to beexcellent for pinks and silvers, with a few late run king salmon thrown in for good measure. A strong run of pinksalmon, in particular, is predicted in 2011; pinks can be readily caught in marine and freshwater areas (try theSnohomish and Skagit rivers, where pinks can be easily hooked and landed as they surge upstream in earlySeptember). You’ll also have a shot at early arriving silvers - some in the 15-20 pound range – as they maketheir way back from the ocean.Anglers can fish from boats – river and ocean guided charters are available – or shore. In downtown Seattle,the Elliott Bay Pier is a popular fishing spot. Visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website ( to purchase a fishing license and obtain information on fishing regulations, etc. 11
  • 17. One, two, three…hike! Washington’s hiking trail system enables visitors to access scenic natural areas on footthroughout the state. The vast network of trails in wilderness areas, national parks, national forests, and otherpublic lands accommodates both short- and long-distance hikers. If you enjoy national parks and alpine areas,you’ll want to visit Mount Rainier National Park. A 2-hour drive south from Seattle, the 235,625-acre park isdominated by Mount Rainier, an active volcano and, at 14,410 feet, the highest peak in Washington State (littleknown fact: Mount Rainier has more glaciers than any other peak in the contiguous US). And yes, it is possibleto hire a guide who will take you up the mountain; but be warned, it is a physically grueling climb.There are a slew of lower elevation hiking trails in the Puget Sound region, but three other national parks areworthy of mention. Rugged North Cascades National Park is located about 2 hours north of Seattle. The high-way leading up to and over the pass is one of the most scenic drives in the Pacific Northwest. On the OlympicPeninsula, accessible by a 2-hour ferry ride and drive from Seattle, Olympic National Park encompasses over922,000 acres of glacier-capped peaks, lush rain forest valleys, and stunning Pacific Ocean beaches.Now on tour!..In September 2011, the nation’s largest dam removal project will begin on the Elwha River;once fish passage is restored, salmon and steelhead will once again be able to access more than 140 milesof ancestral tributary habitat in the upper basin. A tour of the Elwha River basin and dam removal project siteis planned and will be offered to 2011 AFS meeting attendees. Look for information on this and many othergreat tours under Conference Events in this Program Guide and on the conference website ( and Family ServicesThe AFS Childcare Subcommittee can help you find resources for keeping the kids busy while you are givingyour talk or attending a symposium. In addition to the family-friendly activities around the city, we offer: (1) alist of for-hire childcare services that can accommodate drop-ins (best to contact them early); and (2) limitedchildcare in room 303 at the Washington State Convention Center. Please visit room 303, consult the website,or contact if you would like additional information.On-Site ChildcareThe on-site childcare is available on a first-come, first-served basis from 8:00 AM -Noon and from 1:00 PM –5:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the conference. We can accommodate up to25 children at a time, aged 2 months to 12 years (the more young kids we get, the less we will admit). Eachchild can stay for up to 4 hours (either all at once or in shorter blocks of time throughout the conference);those wishing to use the room for longer than 4 hours will need to volunteer a matching amount of time in thechildcare room. With the exception of bottles for infants, please note that we do not offer, nor allow, food in thechildcare room to avoid potential allergy issues. Similarly, for safety reasons, we do not allow toys from homewith the exception of one soft comfort item like a blanket or stuffed animal. We provide age-appropriate toysand sleeping mats but parents need to supply diapers and a change of clothes. This room is staffed by two leadcaretakers qualified to work in a daycare facility, and at least two volunteers at all times. You will be required tosign a liability waiver.For-Hire ChildcareWalkable Drop-in Childcare Whirlwinds downtown: 206-623-6666 Seattle KinderCare: 206-903-1103 WeeWacs Athletic Club (must be a member): 206-464-3094 YMCA: 206-340-120112
  • 18. Drivable Drop-in Childcare Trettin Drop In Preschool & Kids Club: 206-729-3723 Whirlwinds University Village: 206-729-9463 Blossoming Buds Cottage: 206-525-0795Babysitting Services www.sittercafe.comSeattle also offers a number of nearby activities that are fun for all ages. Many are easily accessible on foot orby local transit. In addition to the web sites below, the Information Booth in the first floor lobby of the WSCC hastransit maps and brochures to help decide where to go and the best way to get there.Family-Friendly Area ActivitiesIndoors Seattle Aquarium: Pacific Science Center: Seattle Children’s Museum: Experience Music Project: Imagine Children’s Museum, Everett: GameWorks: www.gameworks.comOutdoors Woodland Park Zoo: Fun Forest Amusement Park: Washington Park Arboretum: Seattle Parks: General: Children: Children’s Play Areas: Suggestions: Alki Beach, Green Lake, Carkeek, MagnusonMore ideas: ContactsYour hotel has a concierge, brochures and can provide additional information: Seattle Sheraton: 206-621-9000 Grand Hyatt Seattle: 206-774-1234 Hyatt at Olive 8: 206-695-1234 Hyatt’s Babies Travel Lite Program:’s Hospital 4800 Sand Point Way NE Seattle, WA 98105 206-987-2000, 866-987-2000 13
  • 19. Instructions for Presenters and ConvenersComputers (PCs) and projectors are provided in each presentation room. Each room is equipped with a podium,microphone, remote control and laser pointer.Presentations are loaded onto computers that go to each presentation room in the early morning for the entireday so all presentations must be loaded no later than the day before your talk. No personal computers are al-lowed to be used for the presentations.Loading PresentationsWe hope that you have already uploaded your presentation to the meeting website. If you have done this, thereis nothing else you need to do to make sure your presentation is ready. If you have not uploaded your presenta-tion before you arrive at the meeting, or if you need to upload a revised version, you can upload in the A/V load-ing room (Washington State Convention Center, Room 302) during the hours:Sunday, September 4 2:00 PM – 8:00 PMMonday, September 5 7:00 AM – 6:00 PMTuesday, September 6 7:00 AM – 6:00 PMWednesday, September 7 7:00 AM – 6:00 PMBecause of the size of the meeting and our limited capability for uploading at the meeting, you must upload nolater than the day before the presentation.Presentations must be Microsoft PowerPoint (*.pptx) or Adobe Acrobat (*.pdf) files, and should be named usingthe following conventions: Day_Room_Time_FirstName_LastName.pptx Day_Room_Time_FirstName_LastName.pdfTime should be in 24-hour format. Conference Center rooms require a “C” before the room number, other roomnumbers need no prefix. Example: Monday_C304_1415_Bob_Billfish.pptxNo loading will be allowed in the presentation rooms, except in case of emergency. You should carry a copy ofyour presentation on a thumb drive to the presentation room as a back-up.14
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  • 21. MAPS MAPS Come Join Us!The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is a proud sponsor of the 141st Annual Meeting of theAmerican Fisheries Society. Come help us celebrate the 140th Anniversary of our FisheriesProgram by attending these events sponsored by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service:• Frontiers in Fisheries Science Leadership Symposium• Managing Diversity in a Changing World Symposium• Fish Passage Restoration on Rivers and Stream Symposium• Incorporating Genetic Data into Population Introduction Programs Symposium• Hatchery Nutrition: Feeding Fish for Tomorrow’s Changing World Symposium• Conservation and Management of Kokanee in an Altered and Changing Landscape Symposium• Aquatic Education & Outreach: Innovative Programs and Evaluative Techniques Symposium• New Frontiers in Management, Status, and Biology of Western Native Freshwater Fishes Symposium• Cognitive, Sensory, and Behavioral Frontiers Exploring Fish Movement and Habitat Use Symposium• The National Fish Habitat Action Plan: Progress Partnerships and Next Steps Symposium• Equal Opportunity Section Members Luncheon• Native Youth Travel Awards• USFWS Employee Open House• Fisheries Program Trade Show Display Attention U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Employees! Please join us for the USFWS Employee Open House on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in Convention Center Room 612. Your national leaders will be available to discuss current Fisheries Program issues, emerging opportunitiessuch as LCC’s and tribal partnerships, and how best to ensure a bright future for the Fisheries Program.
  • 22. MAPSNegotiating the Washington State Convention Center,the Sheraton and surroundings.Most events for the 2011 AFS meeting are held at the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) and theneighboring Sheraton Hotel, just off of I-5 in downtown Seattle. And we have many exciting events off-site aswell. The following maps should help you find your way around. Check on the Web, at the Registration Desk,Information Booths or ask one or our volunteers in their distinctive Volunteer Shirts for assistance. The WSCChas a myriad of brochures, maps, and transit and ferry schedules in their first floor lobby.Downtown Seattle 17
  • 23. 18 Washington State Convention & Trade Center From I-5 Southbound From I-5 Northbound to Convention Center Garage and I-90 Westbound (Primary Entrance on 8th Avenue) to Convention Center Garage General Parking Convention Center Parking Garage - I-5 Southbound (Primary Entrance on 8th Avenue) MAXIMUM VEHICLE HEIGHT 6’5’’ - Stewart Street Exit (#166) - I-5 Northbound Rev 08/05 - Left on Boren Avenue - Madison Street Exit (#164A) - Right on Seneca Street - Right on Madison Street From I-5 - Right on 8th Avenue - Left on 8th Avenue Southbound Stewart St. In te - Garage entrance is on your right - Garage entrance is on your right rs ta te In Exit #166 5 te N rst No a rth te 5 So ut h Boren Avenue Boren Avenue Boren Avenue e venu t Bo ren A tree In te Pike Street Pine Street rs ell S ta te 5 How Olive Way In No te rth rs Seneca Street ta te 5 In te So rs ta te ut 5 Ex h ue pre Aven ss La Hu Terry ne s bb (R t ev el ers lP ab Pike St. la le tree ) ce Entrance art S Stew t 9th Avenue tree v enue Bambuza 9th A Co ell S nv e nt Seneca Street io How n Spring Street Madison Street Truck Pla Bridge 8th Ave. ce Apartment Entrance Buildings Pine Street Olive Way 8th Avenue 8th Avenue 8th Avenue venue Exeter 8th A Fre House Hu ew bbe ll P t Free lac ay Inte way Entra e nce rsta (I-5 ACT Pa tree Two No rth te 5 ) Grand Hyatt Theater Union rk Cheesecake Sou The Convention Center Arch Square th Factory art S Hotel 7th A venue Stew 7th Avenue 7th Avenue 7th Avenue nue 7th Ave Cineplex Odeon Theaters Two Union From I-5 Gameworks Square Washington State Convention Center Parking and Vicinity Sheraton Seattle (Restaurants, Northbound Olive Way Hotel & Towers shops and bank) Exit #164A Seneca Street Pine Street Pike Street Union Street University Street Spring Street Madison St. 6th Avenue 6th Avenue 6th Avenue ARE YOU LOST? Please call us anytime at (206) 694-5080 for directions The Gap Banana Madison Street Republic Spring Street Seneca Street
  • 24. Washington State Convention CenterLevel One: Entrances, Shops and Services 19
  • 25. Washington State Convention CenterLevel Three: Meeting RoomsPlease note that both the Washington State Convention Center and the Conference Center (Page 23) haverooms numbered 301-305.20
  • 26. Washington State Convention CenterLevel Four: Meeting Rooms 21
  • 27. Washington State Convention CenterLevel Six: Ballroom and Meeting Rooms22
  • 28. The Conference CenterThe Conference Center is part, but separate from the primary floors, of the Washington State ConventionCenter. Entrance is from the 4th floor of the Washington State Convention Center or at street level at Eighthand Pike. Meeting rooms are on the third floor.Please note that both the Conference Center and the Washington State Convention Center (Page 20) haverooms numbered 301-305. 23
  • 29. The Sheraton Hotel1400 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 9810124
  • 30. Local TransportationSeveral public transportation options are available in the core downtown area. You can ride city buses for freeduring the day. Be sure to try out the Seattle Monorail that traverses downtown between Westlake and theSeattle Center and the streetcars that run along the beautiful Seattle waterfront. The Emerald City is bicyclefriendly; bike rentals are available for those of you who want to self-propel.There are several ways totravel between Sea-Tac Airportand Washington State Conven-tion Center, nearby hotels, andmust-see sites in downtownSeattle ( recommend using thenew Link Light Rail servicethat connects the airport andother outlying areas to thedowntown. The Westlake Sta-tion is just a few short blocksfrom the Convention Centerand hotels. Additional airport-to-downtown travel optionsinclude buses, taxis, shuttle,and car rental services.If you drive into town, you canget up-to-the-minute trafficupdates from the WashingtonState Department of Transpor-tation and the City of Seattle.There is plenty of public park-ing downtown. The Washing-ton State Convention Centerhas covered parking facilitiesand most hotels offer valetand self-service parking. 25
  • 31. SCHEDULE AT A GLANCEEnvironmentalGeotechnicalNatural Resources w w w. h a r t c r o w s e r. c o m AT A GLANCE SCHEDULE
  • 32. Schedule at a GlancePlease consult the AFS 2011 meeting website at when you arrive at the conference toverify event locations and times.Sheraton - Sheraton Seattle HotelWSCC - Washington State Convention CenterTCC - The Conference Center (located adjacent to the WSCC)Thursday, September 1Time Event Location Room9:00 AM - 12:00 PM AFS Officers Meeting Sheraton Alki Boardroom12:00 PM - 5:00 PM AFS Business Office WSCC 4001:00 PM - 5:00 PM AFS Management Committee Meeting Sheraton BallardFriday, September 2Time Event Location Room7:00 AM - 5:00PM AFS Governing Board Retreat UW Waterfront Activities Center12:00 PM - 5:00 PM AFS Business Office WSCC 400Saturday, September 3Time Event Location Room8:00 AM - 5:00 PM AFS Business Office WSCC 4008:00 AM - 5:00 PM AFS Governing Board Meeting Sheraton Metropolitan A8:00 AM - 5:00 PM AIFRB Board Meeting Sheraton Queen Anne8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Scientific Tour: Nisqually R. Estuary Restoration WSCC Convention Place12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Registration WSCC 4DContinuing Education Classes8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Effective Speaking When the Heat is On! Sheraton Ravenna8:00 AM - 5:00 PM River Morphology and Restoration Sheraton Ballard8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Intro to Programming in R for Fisheries Scientists Sheraton Diamond8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Basic/Intermediate GIS for Fisheries Biologists King County GIS Center1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Collaborative Negotiations Sheraton RavennaSunday, September 4Time Event Location Room8:00 AM -7:00 PM Registration WSCC 4D8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Information Booth WSCC 4D & 6th Fl. E Lobby8:00 AM - 5:00 PM AFS Business Office WSCC 4008:00 AM - 5:00 PM AIFRB Board Meeting Sheraton Queen Anne8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Scientific Tour: Taylor Shellfish Farms Hatchery WSCC Convention Place9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Western Division AFS Exec. Comm. Meeting Sheraton Aspen10:00 AM - 3:30 PM Scientific Tour: Issaquah Hatchery WSCC Convention Place & Habitat Restoration12:00 PM - 2:30 PM AFS Journal Editors Luncheon Sheraton Greenwood1:00 PM - 5:00 PM AFS Time & Place Committee Meeting Sheraton Alki Boardroom1:00 PM - 4:00 PM National Climate Assessment Meeting Sheraton Grand Ballroom A2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Trade Show Exhibitor move–in WSCC 4E2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Poster Set-up WSCC 4E2:00 PM - 8:00 PM AV Loading WSCC 3024:00 PM - 6:30 PM Student Worker/Volunteer training Sheraton Metropolitan B5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Plenary Session Rehearsal (invitation only) WSCC 4F6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Welcome to Seattle Social Sheraton Grand Ballroom 2727
  • 33. Section Meetings1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Fish Culture Section Sheraton Richmond1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Fisheries Administration Section Sheraton Metropolitan A3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Fisheries History Section Sheraton Richmond3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Fisheries Management Section Sheraton Metropolitan A5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Education Section Sheraton Metropolitan AContinuing Education Classes8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Leadership at All Levels in AFS Sheraton Diamond8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sports Fishing Events 101 Sheraton Medina8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Advanced GIS for Fisheries Biologists King County GIS Center8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sim-Stream 8.0 Habitat Simulation Software Sheraton Columbia8:00 AM - 5:00 PM River Morphology and Restoration Sheraton Ballard8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Structured Decision Making for Nat. Res. Mgmt. Sheraton Capitol Hill8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Mapping Aquatic Habitat Using Side Scan Sonar Sheraton Seneca8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Digital Photography for Aquatic Scientists Sheraton University8:00 AM - 5:00 PM RiverRAT Tools for Stream Engineering Sheraton Ravenna8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Surgical Procedures for Implanting Transmitters Sheraton Issaquah8:00 AM - 5:00 PM How to Lead an Effective Technical Meeting Sheraton Leschi8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Statistical Concepts/Tools for Fisheries Biologists Sheraton Willow B8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Intro to Scientific Acoustics for Fisheries Sheraton VirginiaTechnology Workshops8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sound Metrics ARIS Technology Sheraton Willow A1:00 PM - 5:00 PM VEMCO Acoustic Telemetry Technology Sheraton DiamondMonday, September 5Time Event Location Room7:00 AM - 6:00 PM AFS Business Office WSCC 4007:00 AM - 6:00 PM AV Loading WSCC 3027:00 AM - 8:00 AM Plenary Speakers Breakfast WSCC 3097:30 AM - 6:00 PM Registration WSCC 4D8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Information Booth WSCC 4D & 6th Fl. E Lobby8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Childcare WSCC 3038:00 AM - 12:00 PM Plenary Session WSCC 4F8:00 AM - 8:30 PM Skinner Memorial Raffle ticket sale (closes Wed.) WSCC 4E9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Trade Show Exhibitor move–in WSCC 4E9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Poster set-up WSCC 4E11:30 AM - 8:30 PM Trade Show open WSCC 4E11:30 AM - 8:30 PM Internet Lounge WSCC 4E12:00 PM - 1:15 PM AFS WA-BC Chapter Business Meeting WSCC 307-30812:30 PM - 2:30 PM Plenary Speakers & Awards Luncheon WSCC 3091:00 PM - 5:00 PM Childcare WSCC 3031:00 PM - 4:00 PM AFS Resource Policy Committee WSCC 3101:15 PM - 5:15 PM Symposia and Contributed Papers WSCC & TCC1:15 PM - 5:15 PM Best Student Paper Symposium, Part 1 WSCC 6042:00 PM - 3:00 PM Electronic Services Advisory Board Meeting WSCC 3053:00 PM - 4:30 PM External Affairs Committee Meeting WSCC 3083:30 PM - 5:30 PM Journal Editorial Board Meeting WSCC 3094:00 PM - 5:00 PM Hutton Oversight Committee Meeting WSCC 3055:30 PM - 7:30 PM ASCE EWRI/AFS Bioengineering Section AdHoc WSCC 304 Committee on Partnership6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Best Student Poster Session WSCC 4E6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Trade Show and Poster Social WSCC 4E6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Skinner Memorial Silent Auction (closes Wed.) WSCC 4E6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Student-Mentor Happy Hour WSCC 4E8:00 PM - 8:30 PM Skinner Memorial Live Auction WSCC 4E8:30 PM - 10:00 PM North Carolina Social Elephant & Castle2828
  • 34. Section Meetings7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Socioeconomics Section WSCC 30712:00 PM - 2:00 PM Fisheries Information & Technology Section WSCC 30512:15 PM - 2:30 PM Equal Opportunities Section Dragonfish Café1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Fish Management Chemicals Subcommittee WSCC 3044:00 PM - 5:00 PM Fish Habitat Section Meeting WSCC 3074:30 PM - 6:30 PM Canadian Aquatic Resources Section WSCC 3105:30 PM - 6:30 PM Genetics Section Business Meeting WSCC 308Tuesday, September 6Time Event Location Room7:00 AM - 9:30 AM Fisheries Magazine Breakfast Sheraton Daily Grill7:00 AM - 6:00 PM AFS Business Office WSCC 4007:00 AM - 6:00 PM AV Loading WSCC 3027:00 AM - 8:30 AM Western Division AFS Annual Business Meeting WSCC 4F7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Registration WSCC 4D8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Information Booth WSCC 4D & 6th Fl. E Lobby8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Childcare WSCC 3038:00 AM - 12:00 PM Symposia and Contributed Papers WSCC & TCC8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Best Student Paper Symposium, Part 2 WSCC 6048:00 AM - 3:30 PM NMFS Recreational Fisheries Coordinators WSCC 3049:00 AM - 5:00 PM Poster session open WSCC 4E9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Trade Show open WSCC 4E9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Skinner Memorial Raffle ticket sale (closes Wed.) WSCC 4E9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Skinner Memorial Silent Auction (closes Wed.) WSCC 4E9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Internet Lounge WSCC 4E12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Award Recipients Luncheon WSCC 307-30812:00 PM - 3:00PM Best Student Paper Judges Lunch WSCC 30912:00 PM - 2:00 PM Student Colloquium & Student-Mentor Lunch WSCC 4F1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Childcare WSCC 3031:15 PM - 3:00 PM Symposia and Contributed Papers WSCC & TCC2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Book Editorial Advisory Board Meeting WSCC 3053:30 PM - 5:30 PM AFS Business Meeting WSCC 4F5:30 PM - 7:00 PM USFWS Employee Open House WSCC 6125:30 PM - 7:00 PM University of Idaho Alumni Reception WSCC 6205:30 PM - 8:00 PM UW SAFS/AIFRB Reception WSCC 602-6045:30 PM - 7:30 PM Student Social (Students only) Seattle Aquarium5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Student Career Fair (Students only until 7:30) Seattle Aquarium5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Michigan State Univ. Alumni & Friends Reception WSCC 6136:00 PM - 7:00 PM Ecologists Without Borders Reception WSCC 3046:00 PM - 9:00 PM Genetics Section Dinner Reception & Social TBA7:00 PM -8:00 PM US Forest Service Fisheries Meeting - Research WSCC 3077:00 PM - 9:00 PM US Forest Service Fisheries Meeting WSCC 3087:30 PM - 8:00 PM Student Career Fair (open to all AFS attendees) Seattle Aquarium7:30 PM - 10:00 PM International Fisheries Section Reception WSCC 6087:30 PM - 10:30 PM HTI Fish Fest! Social Seattle AquariumSection Meetings2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Student Subsection of the Education Section WSCC 3105:30 PM - 7:00 PM Bioengineering Section WSCC 3096:00 PM - 8:00 PM Estuaries & Marine Fisheries Sections Joint Mtg. WSCC 3106:30 PM - 7:30 PM International Fisheries Section WSCC 305 29 29
  • 35. Wednesday, September 7Time Event Location Room6:00 AM - 9:00 AM Spawning Run Alki Beach Park7:00 AM - 6:00 PM AFS Business Office WSCC 4007:00 AM - 6:00 PM AV Loading WSCC 3027:00 AM - 8:00 AM Fish and Fiber Authors Meeting WSCC 3078:00 AM - 6:00 PM Information Booth WSCC 4D & 6th Fl. E Lobby8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration WSCC 4D8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Childcare WSCC 3038:00 AM - 12:00 PM Symposia and Contributed Papers WSCC & TCC8:00 AM - 2:00 PM NMFS Recreational Fisheries Coordinators WSCC 3048:00 AM - 2:00 PM Western National Fish Habitat Coordination Mtg WSCC 3109:00 AM - 12:00 PM Multi-State Research Projects Participant Meeting WSCC 3099:00 AM - 2:00 PM Poster session open WSCC 4E9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Trade Show open WSCC 4E9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Skinner Memorial Raffle ticket sale (ends at Noon) WSCC 4E9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Skinner Memorial Silent Auction (closes 1:00 PM) WSCC 4E9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Internet Lounge WSCC 4E12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Past Presidents Luncheon Sheraton Issaquah1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Childcare WSCC 3031:00 PM Raffle drawing / Silent Auction closes WSCC 4E1:15 PM - 5:15 PM Symposia and Contributed Papers WSCC & TCC2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Trade Show take down WSCC 4E2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Internet Lounge WSCC 4D2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Poster take down WSCC 4E5:30 PM - 11:30 PM Grand Space Needle Progressive Social Space Needle and EMPSection Meetings4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Water Quality Section WSCC 305Thursday, September 8Time Event Location Room7:00 AM - 8:30 AM AFS Incoming Governing Board Breakfast Sheraton Cirrus7:00 AM - 2:00 PM AFS Business Office WSCC 4008:00 AM - 6:00 PM Information Booth WSCC 4D & 6th Fl. E Lobby8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Registration WSCC 4D8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Childcare WSCC 3038:00 AM - 5:15 PM Symposia and Contributed Papers WSCC &TCC8:00 AM - 5:00 PM USGS RGE Panel WSCC 3049:00 AM - 2:00 PM Raffle & silent auction pick-up items WSCC 4D11:00 AM - 12:00 PM World Council of Fisheries Societies Meeting WSCC 3071:00 PM - 5:00 PM Childcare WSCC 3031:00 PM - 4:00 PM Seattle/Twin Cities Handoff Mtg (Invitation Only) TBA1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Nat’l Fish Habitat Action Plan Science/Data Comm. WSCC 3101:15 PM - 5:15 PM Symposia and Contributed Papers WSCC & TCC5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Acoustic Tag Technology Q&A WSCC 4C-15:30 PM - 9:30 PM Good-Bye Seattle, Hello Twin Cities Social Sheraton Grand Ballroom, 6EFriday, September 9Time Event Location Room6:30 AM - 6:00 PM Scientific Tour: Elwha River Dam Removal WSCC Convention Place7:00 AM - 6:30 PM Scientific Tour: Baker River Fish Passage WSCC Convention Place8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Scientific Tour: Upper Yakima Salmon Recovery WSCC Convention Place9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Scientific Tour: Physical Hydraulic Modeling Lab WSCC Convention Place9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Scientific Tour: Cedar River Municipal Watershed WSCC Convention Place3030
  • 36. EVENTS & ACTIVITIES Specializing in:Fisheries, Aquatics, and Instream Flow Studies Water Resources, Civil, Facilities EngineeringFish Passage, Screening, Protection, Hatcheries Habitat Enhancement, Restoration, Monitoring Geographic Information Systems ESA, SEPA, NEPA Compliance Watershed Analysis Seattle, WA (425) 556-1288 Portland, OR Anchorage, AK (360) 253-3483 (907) 771-4090 ACTIVITIES EVENTS &
  • 37. Plenary SessionMonday, September 5th Speakers:Washington State Convention Center, Room 4F8:00 AM – 12:00 PM An Optimistic View of Challenges Facing Fisheries Scientists and ManagersCall to Order: Wayne Hubert, AFS President Randall PetermanInvocation: Muckleshoot Tribe Dr. Peterman will discussAward Presentations: several challengesBefore presentations by plenary speakers facing the fisheries field, including recognition of AFS Award of Excellence uncertainties and risks, Presidents Fishery Conservation Award changes in productivity of William E. Ricker Resource Conservation Award aquatic systems, complex management objectives, Carl R. Sullivan Fishery Conservation Award and intricate quantitative Meritorious Service Award models. He will discuss potential solutions to Emmeline Moore Prize these challenges, including multi-disciplinary training needs for young scientists and future managers. Dr. Peterman is a Professor in the School of ResourceWelcoming Remarks: and Environmental Management ( Constantine in British Columbias Simon Fraser University. HeKing County Executive holds a Canada Research Chair in "Fisheries Risk Assessment and Management," and specializes inDow Constantine was quantitative methods to improve fisheries sciencesworn in as King County and management. Dr. Peterman has authored orExecutive on November co-authored 116 journal articles and peer-reviewed24, 2009. Mr. Constantine papers in conference proceedings, plus manyis working to instill a book chapters and technical reports. He is widelyculture of performance recognized by his peers for exceptional intellectualthat changes the way King contributions to fisheries science and has receivedCounty does business and several AFS and other awards for outstandingpromotes environmental research contributions. Dr. Peterman has alsosustainability. He brought his research experience to the policy arena.previously served on the Metropolitan-King County For example, he was one of the authors of the 1995Council and chaired the Growth Management and United Nations Food and Agriculture OrganizationsNatural Resources Committee during a major update "Precautionary Approach to Capture Fisheries", andto the County’s Comprehensive Plan and regulations he also chaired a 2010 Expert Panel for the Pacificprotecting salmon habitat and managing stormwater. Salmon Commission on causes of the decline ofHe is a strong advocate for using science to inform Fraser River sockeye salmon.policy decisions and is a champion of policies andprograms that focus new growth in urban areas andprotect natural resource lands. Mr. Constantine hasserved as chair of the Watershed Ecosystem Forumfor the Green/Duwamish and Central Puget SoundWatershed, which promotes implementation of theSalmon Habitat Plan for this watershed. He is a three-time University of Washington alumnus andan attorney licensed in Washington for the past19 years. 31
  • 38. Native American Leadership in The Ecology of Fisheries EducationManagement of Pacific Salmon -- Are We Adequately Preparing theBilly Frank, Jr Next Cohorts for a Field in Flux? Jesse TrushenskiMr. Frank will describehis experience in the Dr. Trushenski willleadership of Native provide insight into theAmericans as the tribal education of futurerole evolved from activists, fisheries scientists, fishfighting to secure fishing culturists, and fisheriesrights reserved in treaties managers considering thewith the U.S. government, perspectives and needs ofto managers of the students, educators, andresources. Mr. Frank is employers. Dr. Trushenskia member and elder of is an Assistant Professorthe Nisqually Indian Tribe. in the Department ofFor 22 years, he has served as the Chairman of Zoology and conductsthe Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission where research within the Fisheries and Illinois Aquaculturehe "speaks for the salmon" on behalf of 20 Treaty Center at Southern Illinois University - Carbondale. Dr.Indian Tribes in western Washington. Mr. Frank is Trushenskis research interests are in fish physiologyan advocate for fish habitat protection and healthy and aquaculture. She conducts applied researchsalmon runs and has a strong legacy of experiences on fish nutrition and basic research on metabolismand accomplishments to share. and physiological processes in fishes all with a focus on development of practical solutions for the aquaculture industry. She is the President of the FishScience: Beacon of Reality Culture Section of the AFS. She has a sound researchRobert Lackey record with dozens of journal articles and book chapters, as well as substantial experience in theDr. Lackey will address classroom and mentoring graduate students.the role of sciencein decision makingand policy in fisheriesmanagement. Dr. Lackeyis a Professor of Fisheriesand Adjunct Professorof Political Science atOregon State University.He retired from the U.S.Environmental ProtectionAgency in 2008 after threedecades of Federal Service during which he servedin many leadership positions. EPA awarded him itshighest honor — the Gold Medal — for exceptionalcontributions in strengthening the role of sciencein ecological policy. Dr. Lackey was on the faculty atVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityfrom 1971 to 1979. He has authored over 120journal articles and book chapters, and is a CertifiedFisheries Scientist. Dr. Lackey is well-known for histhought-provoking and insightful articles on about theinteraction of science, management, and policy.32
  • 39. Social EventsJoin the Parties – Seattle StyleSeattle will be a memorable setting for the 2011 AFS Annual Meeting. The planned social events will provide nu-merous opportunities for refreshing and strengthening professional and personal relationships, and establish-ing new ones. The AFS Planning Committee has arranged for you to experience the best of Seattle. These socialevents are included in your registration fees and if you registered a guest. Registration badges are required forattendance (except for children with their parents).Welcome to Seattle Social Sunday, September 4th, 6:30 PM– 9:30 PM Sheraton Hotel, Grand BallroomKick the week off right at the Welcome Social in the Sheraton Hotel ballroom. Spend Sunday evening catchingup with old friends and making new ones, and find out where in the world all our conference attendees hailfrom. Join us for a sustainable seafood extravaganza that reflects the variety and abundance of Pacific North-west and Alaskan seafood, with menus reflecting the famed sustainable recipes of National Geographic Fellow,Chef Barton Seaver. Come for great food and beverages, lots of conversation with friends, and later a fun-filledsession of Swing Dance (including instructions!!). Why swing dancing? Well, can you keep a secret? (((We’re pre-paring for a Wednesday night AFS Swing Fish Flash Mob…aka Splash Mob…to be held at the Westlake CenterPRIOR TO the Wednesday Night Social…shhhhhh))). This Welcome Social isn’t one you’ll want to miss.Trade Show and Poster Social Monday, September 5th, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Washington State Convention Center, Room 4EThe Tradeshow and Poster Social on Monday, September 5th will be the largest poster display and tradeshowat an AFS conference ever. You’ll have an opportunity to see some outstanding scientific research presented via500 posters with authors on hand to discuss their work. See state-of-the-art fishery and environmental sciencetechnology and other tools of the trade, and visit with vendors and exhibitors at 100 booths. The evening willclose with a rousing, world-class live auction with fantastic items, all in support of future AFS student travel. Allthese activities will be enhanced by food and beverages that are sure to stimulate both sides of the brain!Student Career Fair & Social Tuesday, September 6th, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM (8:00 PM for the Career Fair) Seattle Aquarium (1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle)Note: Conference badge and government-issued ID are required to enter the Aquarium.Catch a shuttle from the WSCC to Seattle’s famed waterfront or take a short walk down Pike Street to the partyexclusively for students at the Seattle Aquarium! Come see who might be hiring at the Student Career Fair in theupstairs classrooms (see STUDENT EVENTS, page 36), then mingle and party at the Student Social. The wholeaquarium will be exclusively set for students only from 5:30 to 7:30. The Social will be hosted from 5:30 to 7:30for students and later at 7:30 to 8:30 for AFS general attendees. This night is proudly co-hosted by the AFS Stu-dent Subsection and HTI. Bring your appetite early in the evening for a free student-only dinner and then freelytour Seattle’s world-class aquarium. In the background, HTI will show real-time demos of the latest in acoustictelemetry and hydroacoustic echo sounding technology in the aquarium tanks to watch while everyone enjoysone great Seattle night. Come for the connections, to hang out with fellow students, for the great food, the livelocal music, and to watch the diversity of aquatic life in the Pacific Northwest. Student wristbands are availableat the registration desk. 33
  • 40. HTI’s Fish Fest! Social Tuesday, September 6th, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM Seattle Aquarium (1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle)Note: Conference badge and government-issued ID are required to enter the Aquarium.After 7:30 PM, the party opens up to all AFS attendees by reserved ticket. You can reserve your ticket at or by coming to HTI’s Exhibit Booth #10. Attendees are welcome toenjoy full access to the Seattle Aquarium; watch the Olympic Mountains off the Seattle Aquarium pier during thebest time of the year here; see the latest in fisheries technology in real-time; listen and dance to live local music;and did we mention?…the first drink is on us. We want to make sure all AFS attendees have a chance to enjoythe Seattle Aquarium (which has a full capacity of 2,000 guests at a time) so don’t forget to reserve your ticket!Grand ‘Space Needle’ Progressive Social Wednesday, September 7th, 5:30 PM – 11:30 PM Space Needle and Experience Music ProjectThe AFS 2011 Grand Social will be held at two adjacent Seattle icons. This night is all about the best of Seattle.Start the evening off with a 2-block stroll from the host hotel through Westlake and board the Monorail for abrief trip to the evening’s events (Registration badge is your ticket for the Monorail). On your stroll enjoy someof Seattle’s world-famous buskers providing various forms of entertainment (bring some spare change!). Thenrelax on the Seattle Center grounds, hear more buskers, visit the famous International Fountain and join othercolleagues and guests for a world-class Pacific Northwest salmon barbeque under the Space Needle. You willhave access to the top of the Space Needle that evening or later in the week. Then finish the evening a fewsteps away at the amazing Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum. At the Experience MusicProject you’ll be listening and dancing to two great Seattle-based bands. As the evening ends, ride the Monorailback to the hotel area.Good-Bye Seattle, Hello Twin Cities Social Thursday, September 8th, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM Washington State Convention Center, Ballroom 6EYou will not want to go home early, as a unique event awaits you on the final night of the AFS Annual Meeting.As a capstone to Seattle 2011, we are planning an inspiring and entertaining closing Social. After a full day oftechnical sessions on Thursday, enjoy a nationally renowned speaker on ocean conservation. Sustainable sushichef Bun Lai will also speak about his passion for people, food, and conservation and you will have an opportu-nity to sample some of his recipes. Ray Troll and the Ratfish Wranglers will round out the evening with a mixedmedia extravaganza of fishy art and music. This will be an awesome good-bye to Seattle and a fantastic way tobuild momentum to next year’s AFS meeting in Minneapolis-St. Paul.34
  • 41. Student EventsWe welcome the largest number of students at an AFS conference in history to a great week filled with learning,interacting with a wide variety of people, and good times! Please take advantage of the many opportunities forstudents at this conference. You are sure to learn something new, meet some great new people, and have a funtime doing so!Best Student Paper Symposium Monday, September 5th, 1:15 PM - 5:15 PM Washington State Convention Center – 604 Tuesday, September 6th, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Washington State Convention Center – 604Best Student Poster Session Monday, September 5th, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Washington State Convention Center, Room 4EThis year students that wish to compete for the best student paper and poster awards will have their ownsymposium. With subjects ranging from Bayesian clustering to Geoduck aquaculture and geography as diverseas British Columbia, Iowa and Tropical Islands, come listen to students present their research and view theirresearch posters on a wide range of topics and species. This is a great way to get constructive feedback andan opportunity for fellow students to offer support and engage in academic discussion. View the Monday andTuesday schedules for a list of the papers and presenting authors and the Poster tab for the student postersand their authors.Student-Mentor Happy Hour Monday, September 5th, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, during the Trade Show Social Washington State Convention Center Room 4ECome kick-off a week of networking by meeting professionals who are looking forward to chatting informallywith students about their jobs, provide tips and opportunities for employment, and fishery science and aquaticecology in general. Participating students gain raffle tickets and can win great prizes!Students and mentors, please check in at the “Student-Mentor Happy Hour” booth during the Trade Show So-cial. Mentors will be provided with raffle tickets, and both students and mentors will be given flags to be worn onyour ID badge to identify people interesting in participating in this event. While enjoying the exhibits, food, andrefreshments, students who engage mentors in conversation will be given a raffle ticket. By 8:20 PM studentsshould turn in raffle tickets to the “Student-Mentor Happy Hour” booth, and at 8:30 PM be present to win anumber of great prizes if your raffle number is drawn!Student Colloquium and Student-Mentor Lunch Tuesday, September 6th, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Washington State Convention Center, Room 4F Buffet with sandwiches, fruit, chips, and soft drinksWe are combining these events this year to produce a career panel followed by a free lunch with professionalmentors. Such career panels have been very popular and widely acclaimed at other conferences, and here isyour opportunity to hear from a range of successful fishery scientists and aquatic ecologists. Panelists comefrom a range of backgrounds including academia, state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, tribes,and private industry and include Jesse Trushenski (Southern Illinois University, current president of the AFS FishCulture Section), Lori Martin (Colorado Division of Wildlife, current president AFS Western Division), Gwen White(DJ Case and Associates, president-elect AFS North Central Division), Helen Neville (Trout Unlimited), Zachary 35
  • 42. Jackson (USFWS), and Jay Hesse (Nez Perce Tribe). Come learn about their backgrounds and how they choseand navigated their careers, and then stick around afterward for an informal buffet lunch and a chance to chatwith these professionals and many others.Career Fair Tuesday, September 6th 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Seattle Aquarium (1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle) upstairs classroomsNote: Conference badge and government-issued ID are required to enter the Aquarium.The AFS Career Fair will be held upstairs in the Seattle Aquarium’s classrooms. Please see more informationbelow about getting to the Aquarium. Once you are at the Aquarium, follow the signs to get to the upstairsclassrooms. The fair will showcase a number of potential employers from federal, state, and local agencies,universities and colleges, consulting companies, private industry, and non-profit organizations including: AlaskaDepartment of Fish and Game, Anchor QEA, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Living Marine Resources Coopera-tive Center, HTI Inc. and others. This is a great opportunity to learn about these organizations and chat aboutpotential employment opportunities now or in the future. Be sure to visit the career fair to claim your fabulousdoor prize there!Student Social Tuesday, September 6th 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM students only, 7:30 PM -10:30 PM all conference attendees Seattle Aquarium (1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle) Complete dinner buffet with free soft drinks 2 free drink tickets then cash barNote: Conference badge and government-issued ID are required to enter the Aquarium.Come to the amazing Seattle Aquarium for an evening of touring the exhibits, a full dinner, some free drinks,great local music, dancing, and other entertainment, and a book signing by the famous fish artist Ray Troll!The first two hours of the event are student-only and then it will be open to all conference attendees and theirguests. If it’s nice we can hang out on their huge outdoor deck overlooking the Puget Sound. This is an event notto miss!To get the Aquarium, walk down Pike Street to the waterfront (a little over 9 blocks, ~12 minute walk) or jump ona shuttle bus that will run from the Washington State Convention Center to the Aquarium and back throughoutthe evening.The AFS student subsection is co-hosting this event with HTI (, a local hydroacoustics com-pany, who will provide live demonstrations of their technology in the aquarium tanks. Wristbands and drink tick-ets are available at the registration desk. Please visit this website for more information or if you want to invite aguest: WorkersNeed some financial help to cover the costs of attending this conference? Please consider working at theconference to help thing roll along smoothly. Students will be paid $10 per hour. You can assist with registra-tion, work AV, help with the spawning run, or even work at various student activities. Please contact volunteercoordinator Todd Kassler ( or visit the volunteer booth near the registration desk atthe conference. Opportunities are subject to availability.36
  • 43. Live and Silent Auctions and RaffleThis year, fundraising for the Skinner Memorial Fund to support student travel to AFS meetings includes a raffleand both a live and silent auction. The live auction will take place on Monday evening during the tradeshow,while the raffle and silent auction will run from Monday evening until 1:00 PM Wednesday afternoon. Theauction and raffle are located directly across from the AFS Bookstore in the Tradeshow/Poster Hall. We haveseveral enticing prizes and items to bid on, including a Vemco VR100 Receiver, Alaska Airlines round trip tickets,charter fishing trips, fishing and outdoor gear, books, and artwork. Your program packet includes an insert withbidding instructions and a complete listing of auction items. Please note that shipping and transportation ofraffle and auction items will be the responsibility of the winner. 5K Spawning Fun Run!When: Wednesday, September 7 6:00 AM – 9:00 AMWhere: Alki Beach Park waterfront, West SeattleCost: $25, T-shirt providedRegistration: Register at Spawning Run booth up until 5:00 PM, Monday Sept. 5!We expect this year’s run to be the biggest ever, so tie up thosesneakers to make AFS history! Online registrants (that regis-tered for the run during the online conference registration) mustcheck in upon arrival in Seattle at the Spawning Run Booth in theConvention Center. Last-minute registrants will be able to register at the Spawning Run Booth until 5:00 PM onMonday, September 5. All online registrants will receive a themed tech t-shirt; however, last minute-registrantswill not be guaranteed a shirt since all shirts will be ordered prior to the meeting and thus extra shirts will behanded out on a first-registered, first-served basis. At the Spawning Run Booth, all participants will receive arace packet outlining details of the race, their shirt, and will be given exact details about transportation to therace site. We’ll be bussed from the Convention Center to the starting line at Alki Beach Park on the morning ofthe race starting at about 6 – 6:30 AM, and the 5-kilometer (3.1 mile) race will start at about 7:00 AM. Runnerswishing to travel to the starting line themselves should ask for information during pre-registration at the Spawn-ing Run Booth.Healthy, runner-friendly snacks and beverages (sorry, no beer tickets) will be provided at the starting line and awater station will be located mid-race. The top 3 finishers in each age and gender category will receive prizes,with a “special” prize for the top finisher in each of the age/gender cohorts: <29, 30–39, 40–49, 50–59, and60 years or older.Come on out for a morning stroll, relaxing jog, or high-intensity race (whatever suits your fancy), fill your lungswith the fresh, salt-soaked morning air of Puget Sound, and energize yourself with the natural beauty of theSeattle area! 37
  • 44. Society Business MeetingsAFS Business Meeting Tuesday, September 6th 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Washington State Convention Center - Room 4FThe annual AFS Business Meeting will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 PM on Tuesday, September 6th in Room 4Fof the Washington State Convention Center,. The meeting will include reports by the President Wayne Hubert,Executive Director Gus Rassam, and Constitutional Consultant Ira Adelman; presentation of numerous awardsand scholarships; information on plans for the 2012 meeting; installation of elected officers; and other aspectsof Society business. Be sure to attend this meeting to honor awards and scholarship recipients, and thoseindividuals providing leadership in the Society. You will also hear the plans for the upcoming year from incomingPresident Bill Fisher.Western Division AFS Annual Business Meeting Tuesday, September 6th 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Washington State Convention Center - Room 4FPlease join us for a FREE breakfast buffet (compliments of Western Division) and business discussion onTuesday morning, September 6th from 7:00 AM until 8:30 AM in Room 4F of the Washington State ConventionCenter. Our annual business meeting will highlight activities and actions of the Western Division over the pastyear and a half, including an update on finances, committee reports, introduction of newly elected Officers,review of Bylaws, and other business. We will recognize the efforts of multiple individuals and organizationsthrough our annual award presentations. This gathering will also be an opportunity to discuss any new businessor concerns of the membership. We look forward to seeing you Tuesday morning!Washington-British Columbia Chapter AFS Annual Business Meeting Monday, September 5th 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Washington State Convention Center - Room 307-308The meeting’s Host Chapter and 2010 Chapter of the Year Award winners will gather in Room 307-308 betweenNoon and 1:15 PM for our Chapter annual business meeting and luncheon on Monday, Sept. 5th at theWashington State Convention Center. President Mark Pedersen will present a “State of the Chapter” report,highlighting Chapter activities and actions during the past year and a half. We will introduce and install our newlyelected officers, and update you on Chapter finances. Don’t miss the program as we recognize the efforts ofmultiple individuals and organizations through our annual Chapter award presentations. This will also be yourchance to discuss any new business or concerns as members of the WA-BC Chapter. We look forward to seeingyou there!38
  • 45. Scientific ToursInnovation at work in the Seattle Area!The AFS 2011 meeting offers eight unique tours lasting 3 to 11 hours each, featuring an eclectic mix ofinnovative projects and facilities that support regional efforts to protect and manage our fisheries and aquaticresources. The tours are led by knowledgeable local biologists and managers who are directly involved in thefeatured projects. As an added bonus, tour participants will enjoy some of the beautiful natural scenery forwhich the Pacific Northwest is justifiably famous. Tours are scheduled on the Saturday and Sunday (September3-4) prior to the meeting, and on the Friday (September 9) following the meeting. This is a great way to enjoyyour extended trip to Seattle! Tour costs cover bus transportation and, for the longer tours, a box lunch. Tourattendees will board busses at Convention Place on east corner of the first floor of the Washington StateConvention Center. Look for signs. The available tours include:Nisqually River Estuary Restoration Project and Field Tour Date: Saturday, September 3, 2011 Trip time: 7.0 hours Maximum number of participants: 50 Location: Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, outside of Olympia WA Cost: $40Come see the rebirth of a large estuary in Southern Puget Sound. In October, 2009, 5 miles of dikes were re-moved and 762 acres of the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge was reconnected to the tidal influence of PugetSound. This field trip provides an overview of the Nisqually River estuary restoration project, a top priority for therecovery of federally threatened Chinook salmon within the Nisqually watershed. Additional time will be built intothe tour for your discovery of the refuge, a regional hotspot for bird watching and nature hikes.Issaquah Hatchery and Habitat Restoration Site Tour Date: Sunday, September 4, 2011 Trip time: 5.5 hours Maximum number of participants: 50 Location: Issaquah, WA Cost: $35Serving as a public educational facility, the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and its Watershed Science Center is apopular destination. The Watershed Science Center hosts over 400,000 visitors annually, educating visitors onnative salmon and steelhead. Guests experience salmon up close through two large adult salmon viewing plat-forms and viewing windows along with interactive exhibits. We will also visit two restoration sites on IssaquahCreek that highlight restoration of salmon habitat within an urbanized setting.Taylor Shellfish Farms Hatchery on Hood Canal Tour Date: Sunday, September 4, 2011 Trip time: 7.0 hours Maximum number of participants: 45 Location: Dabob Bay Hatchery, Quilcene WA Cost: $60On this tour, you’ll visit Taylor Shellfish Farms hatchery and tidelands in beautiful Dabob Bay on Hood Canal, oneof the largest and most productive hatcheries on the West Coast. At this facility, the focus is on oyster, mus-sel and clam production, in partnership with other Taylor nursery and production facilities South Puget Sound,California, and Hawaii. The hatchery manager will cover conditioning broodstock, larval spawning and rearingand extensive water quality monitoring activities. Operating a hatchery on the west coast has many challengesincluding mortality from Vibrio bacteria, and increasing challenges related to ocean acidification. 39
  • 46. Salmon Recovery in the Upper Yakima basin: Supplementation, Reintroduction and Restoration Date: Friday, September 9, 2011 Trip time: 9 hours Maximum number of participants: 25 Location: Cle Elum, WA Cost: $15Head over to the east side of the Cascade Mountain range to learn about new approaches for salmon resto-ration. This field trip focuses on many facets of salmon recovery in the Yakima basin, including visits to theYakama Nation’s Cle Elum Supplementation and Research Facility, two restoration projects designed to improvespawning and rearing opportunities for juvenile salmon, and the Cle Elum Dam. Viewing of salmon spawning inthe Yakima River and discussions with project biologists and engineers about providing passage for sockeyesalmon on the Cle Elum Dam are highlighted.Physical Hydraulic Modeling Laboratory Tour Date: Friday, September 9, 2011 Trip time: 3 hours Maximum number of participants: 35 Location: Northwest Hydraulic Consultants (NHC) – Seattle Physical Modeling Laboratory , SeaTac, WA. Cost: $20Physical hydraulic modeling provides an effective means to evaluate and refine complex hydraulic designs.Northwest Hydrological Consultants operates a 12,000 ft2 physical hydraulic modeling laboratory where scalemodels of diversions, screening facilities, tailrace barriers, spillways, upstream and downstream fish passagestructures, and other outlet works are tested and their designs refined. The laboratory provides hands-on expe-rience for biologists and engineers to evaluate fisheries projects before they are implemented in the field. Thelab tour includes model demonstrations of a variety of ongoing model studies in the laboratory.Cedar River Municipal Watershed: Bull Trout Ecology, Habitat Restoration, and SalmonConservation within Seattle’s Drinking Water Source Date: Friday, September 9, 2011 Trip time: approximately 8 hours Maximum number of participants: 30 Location: Cedar River Municipal Watershed - Cedar Falls to Landsburg, WA Cost: $65Tour the source of the water you drink while attending the AFS conference in Seattle. The Cedar River Munici-pal Watershed, a major source of Seattle’s high quality drinking water supply, is closed to unsupervised publicaccess. The trip is led by Seattle Public Utilities ecologists and focuses on bull trout ecology in the reservoir/tributary system, habitat restoration, and the recent recolonization of the upper Cedar River by anadromoussalmonids after passage over Landsburg Dam. Come and hear about the challenges of salmonid conservationin an altered and restricted ecosystem.Tour of Baker River Hydroelectric Project Fish Passage & Propagation Facilities Date: Friday, September 9, 2011 Trip time: 11.5 hours Maximum number of participants: 90 Location: Baker Dam, WA Cost: $50Puget Sound Energy has long been at the forefront of deep-reservoir fish passage development with its BakerRiver Hydroelectric Project, work that has earned the utility national awards for technological innovation and40
  • 47. resource stewardship. Native sockeye salmon, on the brink of extinction in the mid-1980s, now return to theriver in record numbers. The tour visits a floating surface collector, a recently renovated upstream passagefacility below Lower Baker Dam, and newly constructed fish-propagation facilities. Tour participants also follow ahalf-mile boardwalk on the Shadow of the Sentinels Interpretive Trail through an ancient grove that boasts 700-year-old evergreens. This tour is coordinated by the AFS BioEngineering Section and associated with variousBioengineering related symposia.Elwha River Dam Removal Site Tour Date: Friday, September 9, 2011 Trip Time: 10 hours Maximum number of participants: 45 Location: Olympic National Park Cost: $65Come and see the final days of the Elwha River dams! On September, 17th, 2011 the long-awaited deconstruc-tion of the Elwha River dams will begin. Billed as the largest dam removal project in the Nation’s history, the El-wha and Glines Canyon dams have been in place since 1912 and 1923, respectively. Dam removal will provideanadromous fish access to nearly pristine wilderness habitat inside of Olympic National Park. The tour includesdiscussions with scientists working on various ecological and fisheries studies. Multiple stops are planned,including river access inside of Olympic National Park, the Elwha Dam, the largest resistance board floating weiron the west coast, and the mouth of the river where it enters the Strait of Juan de Fuca. 41
  • 48. Continuing Education ProgramThe Continuing Education Committee has put together a diverse suite of courses for the 2011 Annual Meet-ing. The courses cover a variety of topics, ranging from the use of science in decision making, leading effectivetechnical meetings, planning for stream habitat restoration, and use of hydroacoustics in fisheries. When youregister for the meeting, please consider taking one or more of these courses or technology workshops. All ofthem will help increase your professionalism, perspective, and skill set when you return to your job.Leadership at All Levels in AFS Instructor: Dirk Miller, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Date/Time: Sunday, September 4, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Sheraton, Diamond Room Tuition: FREE!This course will focus on helping AFS leaders understand how to work effectively within the AFS governancestructure at all levels: Chapter, Section, and Division.Basic/Intermediate GIS for Fisheries Biologists Instructors: Joanna Whittier, University of Missouri; Joe Gerken, Kansas State University; Date/Time: Saturday, September 3, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Location: King County GIS Center, King Street Center, 201 S. Jackson Street, Suite 706, Seattle, WA 98104 Tuition: Student $125; Member $220; Non-member $250This course will provide an overview of basic/intermediate GIS skills for fisheries biologists using ArcGIS, includ-ing use of existing data, creating your own data, and review of fundamental concepts for GIS.Advanced GIS for Fisheries Biologists Instructors: Joanna Whittier, University of Missouri;, Joe Gerken, Kansas State University; Date/Time: Sunday, September 4, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Location: King County GIS Center, King Street Center, 201 S. Jackson Street, Suite 706, Seattle, WA 98104 Tuition: Student $150; Member $220; Non-member $270Building on the ‘Basic/Intermediate GIS for Fisheries Biologists’ course, this course will focus on geoprocessing,interpolation, and spatial analysis methods to aid in fisheries monitoring and research.River Morphology and Restoration Instructors: Jim Gracie, Brightwater, Inc; Joseph E. Merz, Cramer Fish Sciences; Date/Time: Saturday, September 3, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Sunday, September 4, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Sheraton, Ballard Room Tuition: Student $125; Member $175; Non-member $225This course covers general principles of river morphology, classification systems, hydrology and hydraulics,stream stability, natural channel restoration approaches and a description of stabilization devices, habitat im-provement devices and performance monitoring. The material is presented with real life examples and includesextensive class participation and problem solving.Sim-Stream 8.0 – Software for Instream Habitat Simulation at the Mesoscale Instructors: Piotr Parasiewicz, Rushing Rivers Institute; Joe Rogers, Rushing Rivers Institute; Date/Time: Sunday, September 4, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Sheraton, Columbia Room Tuition: Student $100; Member $150; Non-Member $200This course will introduce how to model functional relationships between the physical environment and riverbiota using the MesoHABSIM modeling approach and its associated software, Sim-Stream.42
  • 49. Mapping Aquatic Habitat of Inland Freshwater Systems Using Side-Scan Sonar Instructors: Adam J. Kaeser, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Thom Litts, Georgia Department of Natural Resources; Date/Time: Sunday, September 4, 8:00 AM– 5:00 PM Location: Sheraton, Seneca Room Tuition: Student $100; Member $150; Non-member $200This course is an introduction to using the inexpensive Humminbird® Side Imaging system to map and quantifybenthic habitats at the landscape scale. The course includes a practical session covering techniques for geo-processing sonar imagery and map development within ArcGIS 9.x.Introduction to Programming in R for Fisheries Scientists Instructor: Matt Catalano, Michigan State University; Date/Time: Saturday, September 3, 8:00 am – 5:00 PM Location: Sheraton, Diamond Room Tuition: Student $100; Member $150; Non-member $200This course will introduce the basics of Program R using a command-line interface and examples from fisheriesresearch. Program R is a powerful open-source mathematical and statistical software program gaining popular-ity in the fisheries and ecological sciences.Effective Speaking When the Heat is On! Instructors: Michael E. Fraidenburg, The Cooperation Company; Melinda Posner, Melinda Posner Consulting; Date/Time: Saturday, September 3, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location: Sheraton, Ravenna Room Tuition: Student $25; Member $40; Non-member $60Participants learn how to deliver their message using six speaking models that are designed to persuade. Usethe techniques professional speakers use to get your audience to STOP, LOOK, and LISTEN, even if they don’twant to.NEW! Collaborative Negotiations Instructors: Michael E. Fraidenburg, The Cooperation Company; Melinda Posner, Melinda Posner Consulting; Date/Time: Saturday, September 3, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: Sheraton, Ravenna Room Tuition: Student $25; Member $40; Non-member $60Learn to solve your toughest bargaining challenges and preserve relationships you will need in the future. Getdirect, ‘hands-on’ experience building negotiations that will work for you in the present and set the stage forhealthier collaborations in the future.NEW! Introduction to Structured Decision Making for Natural Resources Management Instructors: James Peterson, Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit; Krishna Pacifici, University of Georgia, Athens; Date/Time: Sunday, September 4, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Sheraton, Capitol Hill Room Tuition: Student $75; Member $100; Non-Member $125This course will introduce the structured approaches of decision science as applied to aquatic resource issues,including how to incorporate multiple objectives, stakeholder values, various sources of uncertainty, and ad-ditional data. 43
  • 50. NEW! Digital Photography for Aquatic Scientists Instructors: Jeremy Monroe, Freshwaters Illustrated; Rich Grost, RTG Fishery Research & Photography; Date/Time: Sunday, September 4, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Sheraton, University Room Tuition: Student $100; Member $150; Non-member $200Participants in this course will learn how to use photography as part of their communication portfolio. Thecourse will cover the importance of photography in aquatic education, science, and outreach; digital equipment,techniques, and workflow; techniques for underwater natural-history photography; and photographic samplingand documentation for science.NEW! Statistical Concepts and Tools for Fisheries Biologists Instructor: Ken Gerow, University of Wyoming; Date/Time: Sunday, September 4, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Sheraton, Willow B Room Tuition: Student $100; Member $150; Non-Member $200Many working fisheries professionals only periodically engage in the use of statistical concepts and tools. Thiscourse will help participants refresh their knowledge of traditional statistics while also learning about contempo-rary statistical concepts and tools.NEW! Introduction to Scientific Acoustics for Fisheries Instructors: Jim Dawson, BioSonics, Inc.; Bob McClure, BioSonics, Inc.; Date/Time: Sunday, September 4, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Sheraton, Virginia Room Tuition: Student $100; Member $150; Non-Member $200This course will provide a background in hydroacoustic theory and introduce participants to current acousticsapplications for fisheries habitat and population assessment.NEW! RiverRAT – Science and Tools for Evaluating and Developing Stream Engineering, Manage-ment, and Restoration Proposals Instructors: Peter Skidmore, Skidmore Restoration Consulting; Brian Cluer, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service; Date/Time: Sunday, September 4, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Sheraton, Ravenna Room Tuition: Student $100; Member $150; Non-Member $200This course will teach you how to incorporate physical processes into planning and implementing stream habitatmanagement and restoration projects through the use of RiverRAT. RiverRAT is a document and tool to supportrobust development and review of stream habitat management and restoration proposals.NEW! Sports Fishing Events 101 Richard Abrams, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; Instructors: Tom Lang, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and Aquatic Resources Education Association President; Steve A. Marshall; Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; Date/Time: Sunday, September 4, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location: Sheraton, Medina Room Tuition: Student $50; Member $75; Non-member $100This course will provide participants with important skills, resources and hands-on experiences to successfullydevelop and run youth sport fishing programs at their facilities. This training provides a professional, hands-oncomplement to the symposium, “Aquatic Education & Outreach: Innovative Programs and Evaluative Tech-niques.”44
  • 51. NEW! Surgical Procedures for Implanting Transmitters in Fishes Course Coordinators: Cynthia LeDoux-Bloom, Animal Biology Graduate Group, UC Davis and Department of Water Resources, West Sacramento, CA, Theresa Liedtke, USGS, Western Fisheries Research Center, Columbia River Research Laboratory, Cook, WA, Michelle Rub, DVM, Fish Ecology Division, NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA, Primary Course Instructors: Niels Jepsen, PhD, Department of Inland Fisheries, Danish Institute for Fisheries Research, Vejlsøvej, Denmark; Theresa Liedtke, USGS, Western Fisheries Research Center, Columbia River Research Laboratory, Cook, WA; Mary Moser, PhD, Fish Ecology Division, NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA; Mike Murray DVM, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA ; Michelle Rub, DVM, MS, Fish Ecology Division, NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA; Scott Weber, DVM, PhD, School of Veterinary Science, UC Davis Date/Time: Sunday, September 4, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Sheraton, Issaquah Room Tuition: Student $100; Member $150; Non-Member $200Biotelemetry can be a valuable tool for researching fish behavior, migration, and habitat use in free-ranging fish.Telemetry transmitters have been significantly downsized over the past decade, making it possible for research-ers to use this technology in more species and life stages than ever before. The goal of this course is to provideresearchers with knowledge of ‘best practice’ procedures for implanting telemetry transmitters into fish basedupon the principles of veterinary science.Through a series of lectures and discussions, participants will be introduced to the assumptions underlying te-lemetry studies, the primary transmitter attachment methods, and the principles underlying individual steps inthe transmitter implant process, including; fish collection and handling, anesthesia, asepsis, incision placement,and wound closure. A thorough discussion of potential transmitter effects and how they can be evaluated willalso be presented. Participants will handle common suture materials during a knot tying demonstration andpractice session. Multiple question and answer sessions will be included throughout the day. Participants areencouraged to submit questions and special topics of interest to the course coordinators prior to the workshopso that the class discussion can be tailored to best suit the needs of participants.NEW! How to Lead an Effective Technical Meeting Instructor: Jim Berkson, National Marine Fisheries Service; Date/Time: Sunday, September 4, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Sheraton, Leschi Room Tuition: Student $50; Member $75; Non-Member $100This course will teach you how to be an effective technical meeting leader and is intended for all career stages.Topics include: handling difficult personalities, time budgeting, and reaching meeting objectives.AFS Technology WorkshopsSound Metrics ARIS Technology Workshop Presenter: Bill Hanot, Sound Metrics Corp.; Date/Time: Sunday, September 4, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Sheraton, Willow A Room Tuition: FREE!Advances in imaging sonar and software now allow more accurate assessment of fish behavior and populationenumeration. This workshop will introduce participants to DIDSON and Adaptive Resolution Imaging Sonar andtheir applications to fisheries management. 45
  • 52. VEMCO Acoustic Telemetry Technology Workshop Presenters: Nancy Edwards, VEMCO Division and AMIRIX Systems Inc.; Richard Vallee, VP Sales, VEMCO; Date/Time: Sunday, September 4, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Location: Sheraton, Diamond Room Tuition: FREE!VEMCO staff will discuss passive and active acoustic technology and how to use the equipment effectively.Potential topics include: Understanding Single Frequency Telemetry, Equipment Overview and RepresentativeDeployments, Detection Performance and Range Limits, VEMCO User Environment (VUE) Software, VR2W Po-sitioning System (VPS,) and Future Product Directions. Participants will help explore problems regarding deploy-ment methods, experimental design, identifying unknown codes, data management, handling and analysis.46
  • 53. TRADE SHOW $15,000 NMT Research Grants In celebration of our 40th anniversary, NMT is giving away up to $15,000 in products to support fish and wildlife research and management. Visit us at thetradeshow for more details. Application deadline: Sep 6.CWT—VIE—VI Alpha–Fish CountersNorthwest Marine TRADE SHOW
  • 54. Trade ShowWelcome to the AFS 2011 Tradeshow! You will find the Tradeshow an exciting and enjoyable part of thisyear’s AFS meeting. Featuring over 100 vendors and exhibitors, the Exhibit Hall will host several diverse andentertaining activities. Be sure to attend the Tradeshow Social on Monday night from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM, wherethere will be plenty of food, drink, and entertainment. You will have ample opportunity to visit with the vendors,exhibitors, and crafters, and to peruse and bid on the many AFS Auction items and prizes. Your support of theTradeshow and AFS Auction is greatly appreciated.Tradeshow Hours: Monday, September 5th 11:30 AM - 8:30 PM Tuesday, September 6th 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday September 7th 9:00 AM - 2:00 PMMove-in and Set-up: Sunday, September 4th 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Monday, September 5th 9:00 AM -11:00 AMTradeshow Teardown: Wednesday September 7th 2:00 PM - 5:00 PMAirSep Corp. - Commercial Products Division Advanced Telemetry Systems, Inc. (ATS) 260 Creekside Dr. Buffalo, NY 14228-2075 Located in Isanti, MN, Advanced Telemetry Systems, 800-320-0303, 716 -691-0202 Inc. (ATS) has been a leading supplier of quality telemetry and data-logging products for over 30In business for more than 24 years, the Commercial years. We manufacture a sought-after product line ofProducts Division of AirSep® Corporation customizable VHF transmitters, receivers/dataloggersmanufactures a standard product line of time-tested, with advanced DSP technology, and GPS collars orPSA Oxygen Systems that produce 12 to 5,500 SCFH loggers. NEW AT ATS: Iridium satellite collars, theof oxygen from compressed air. These generators world’s smallest acoustic tags, acoustic receivers,deliver 90-95% oxygen at up to 60 psig (415 kPa) programmable archive tags and more. Visit www.without supplemental boosting. AirSep’s innovative today to get a same day quote andoxygen supply solutions, including VPSA Tonnage personalized project consultations.Plants, offer the aquaculture market the widest rangeof economical alternatives to costly cylinder and liquid Alaska Airlinessupplies. Alaska Airlines proudly serves more than 90 citiesAdapx, Inc. throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. 2127 Fifth Avenue, Following 79 years of flying experience, Alaska Seattle, WA 98121-2510 Airlines ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction 206-428-0800 among Traditional Network Carriers in North America” four years in a row by J.D. Power and Associates. WithAdapx is changing the way fisheries collect data our commitment to caring for our customers, ourwith Capturx software for digital pens. Field workers communities, our environment, and each other, thewrite on paper forms with durable digital pens which Alaska Spirit is a fundamental part of who we are andinstantly digitize their handwriting. The pen can store what we do.weeks of data before uploading the data through aPC into Excel, SQL, SharePoint, PDF files or ArcGIS. Alaska Department of Fish and GameTeams get faster access to more accurate data Calling all students and interested professionals!without the delays or costs of manual data entry – or The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will bethe expense of complex mobile computers. on site with information about current and future career and internship opportunities. ADF&G is a state 47
  • 55. government agency that is constitutionally mandated American Institute of Fishery Researchto protect, maintain, and improve the fish, game, Biologists (AIFRB)and aquatic plant resources of Alaska through the 2525 Warren Drivesustained yield principle. Come learn more, pick Rocklin, CA 95677up an Opportunities Guide, and sign up for e-mail (916) 782.9100notifications. Alaska is an amazing place to discover aifrb.orga career, and our careers are unlike any other. Come The mission of the AIFRB, incorporated in 1956, is todiscover Your Career in the Last FrontierTM! advance excellence in fishery science and to promote conservation and wise use of natural resources,Alaska Structures through support in professional developmentAlaska Structures® designs, engineers and delivers and recognition of competent achievement ofthe highest quality fabric building systems for extreme its members, as measured by the highest ofenvironments. Since it was founded in 1975, Alaska professional standards. District presentations andStructures has supported the fishing and hatchery membership materials will be available at the around the world. Our buildings range in A free copy of our first Symposium Proceedings, Thesize from 8’ wide to 150’ wide and are designed for Future of Fisheries Science in North America, willpermanent and portable applications. With nearly be given to each new member who signs up at the1,000 years of combined AKS employee experience, conference.we have an unmatched ability to fulfill customer’scritical needs beyond even their highest expectations. Archipelago Marine Research www.archiplelago.caAmerican Fisheries Society- Archipelago Marine Research provides electronicAnnual Meeting St Paul, MN monitoring (EM) systems for fisheries around theThe Minnesota Chapter is excited to host the 142nd world. Building on 30 year’s experience as BritishAnnual AFS Meeting in the Twin Cities, August 19 – Columbia’s largest provider of fishery monitoring23, 2012. The timing of our meeting next year will services, Archipelago’s automated EM systemsbe perfect for planning a late summer get away for integrate video cameras, gear sensors, and GPSyour family. Please stop by our booth where we will mapping to create a clear and accurate profile of ahave plenty of information, from the Boundary Waters vessel’s fishing activity at sea. Archipelago providesCanoe Area Wilderness, to fantastic cultural venues the tools, training, and expertise to help fisheriesin the Twin Cities, and of course great fishing all reduce discards and eliminate waste througharound Minnesota. improved monitoring and data management.American Fisheries Society – BeaudreyWashington-British Columbia Chapter Since 1912, Beaudrey has supplied water intake systems, fish protection screens and condenserAFS members in Washington State and British protection systems to over 80 countries worldwide.Columbia are proud to co-host the 2011 AFS Annual We are continually innovating and actively pursuingMeeting! Our Chapter advances conservation effective engineering solutions for fish and otherand intelligent management of aquatic resources marine life protection. This dedication to researching,using sound ecological principles, gathers and designing and engineering Fish Protection Systemsdisseminates information pertaining to aquatic (FPS) has produced several ground-breakingscience and fisheries management, and promotes solutions: the Beaudrey Scoop-a-Fish©, Bio-Flush©educational and technical aspects of the fisheries System and No-Cling© mesh panels. The most recentprofession. We strive to equitably represent the views addition to the FPS is the Water Intake Protectionof members, develop opportunities for effective Screen.leadership and conservation, and generate resourcesnecessary to carry out our programs. Biomark Inc. (208) 775-0011 For over 20 years Biomark has been a worldwide supplier in electronic identification technology to the fish, wildlife and other natural resource conservation48
  • 56. communities. Biomark specializes in a low frequency, Destron FearingRFID tag (PIT tag) and related PIT tagging equipment. 490 Villaume Ave.Biomark integrates these products by designing, S. St. Paul, MN 55075manufacturing, installing, managing and maintaining Destron Fearing is the world’s leading manufacturerthe systems that detect the tags at specific and of electronic and visual identification solutions forstrategic locations for invaluable data collection animals. Since 1945, our goal has been to partnerand comprehensive results. Biomark also provides with producers, marketing organizations andspecialized biological services including PIT tagging governments worldwide to manage the escalatingfish and wildlife, study execution, and report writing. demands of the global marketplace by offering smart, cutting-edge animal identification products andBioSonics, Inc. services. 4027 Leary Way NW Seattle WA 98107 Farmers Conservation Alliance (FCA) 14 Oak St. Suite 302BioSonics offers the widest range of hydroacoustic Hood River, OR 97031solutions for researchers, resource managers, and 541-716-6085private industry users worldwide. The BioSonicsDTX www.farmerscreen.organd related computer software are used for Farmers Conservation Alliance (FCA) is a nonprofitdetection, measurement, monitoring, and analysis social enterprise organization responsible forof marine and aquatic bathymetry, abundance educating about the public about the need for fishandbehavior of fish and other organisms, submersed screens; refining, marketing, and selling the Farmersaquatic vegetation (SAV),and bottom substrate Screen; and using profits to invest in other solutionsclassification. BioSonics scientists and engineers that benefit both the environment and agriculture.provide reliable support, consultation, and solutions The Farmers Screen is a horizontal, flat-plate fish andfor all aquatic habitatresearch and monitoring needs. debris screen with no moving parts and no electricity requirement that is substantially self-cleaning andBristol Bay Sockeye Salmon Producers proven safe for fish.& PromotersThe Bristol Bay, Alaska, Sockeye Salmon fishery Fishbiois a prime example of sustainable science-driven 599 Hi Tech Parkwaymanagement and expects a 2011 harvest of over 29 Oakdale, CA 95361million fish--an admirable if not astounding feat in the Fishbio is a dedicated group of fisheries research and21st Century--and has been certified as sustainable monitoring scientist, engineers, and technicians thatby the Marine Stewardship Council. We are pleased specialize in counting, tracking, and analyzing fishand proud to donate our sockeye salmon for the and wildlife populations throughout the world.Wednesday Social Barbecue at the Space Needle. Fishways Global, LLCColumbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Fishways Global, LLC specializes in the design andTo ensure a unified voice in the overall management installation of fish barriers and guidance systems,of the fishery resources, and as mangers to protect as well as, environmental impact assessments andreserved treaty rights through the exercise of the feasibility studies, and physical habitat simulationinherent sovereign powers of the tribes. models. Most recently, Fishways has partnered with Procom Systems SA of Poland to introduce NEPTUN,Creative Castings the latest in electronic fish barrier technology with selectively affects fish behavior to prevent the loss of fish from water intakes at power plants and mitigateCreative Castings manufactures quality lapel pins, the passage of invasive species.keychains, zipper pulls, ornaments and belt buckleson the shores of Puget Sound. For 22 years we have Floy Tag & Manufacturingcreated a Made In USA collection of over 160 fish 4616 Union Bay Lace NEspecies. Our pins are available in fine English pewter, Seattle WA 98105copper, bronze and hand-painted versions. We make Fisheries research tags.a custom laser engraved wood presentation box thatincludes your logo and contact information. 49
  • 57. Fluidigm Corporation Frontier Genomics 7000 Shoreline Ct 888- 498 0188 Suite 100 PO Box 211276 South San Francisco, CA 94080 Auke Bay, Alaska, 99821 650-266-6000 Based in Alaska, we provide an innovative portfolioFluidigm develops manufactures and markets of molecular biology reagents enabling the discoverylife-science systems based on integrated fluidic and detection of informative SNPs for populationcircuits (IFCs). This technology furthers research genetics. Our core technology facilitates TILLINGby minimizing costs and enhancing sensitivity for &EcoTILLING applications on all instrument platforms,applications such as single-cell gene expression allowing researchers to discover informative SNPs inprofiling, high-throughput SNP genotyping, and next- any species, quickly & cost effectively. Our SharkaTAQgeneration sequencing. Fluidigm products are used PCR portfolio provides a comprehensive suite of highfor research only. performance low cost polymerases including hot start master mixes and high fidelity enzymes ideal for mostForestry Suppliers, Inc. PCR applications. 205 West Rankin St. Jackson, MS 39201 Golder Associates Ltd 800-647-5368 Fax: 800-543-4203 500-4620 Still Creek DriveYour one stop catalog source for instruments, Burnaby, British Columbia V5C-6C6equipment and supplies for water sampling testing, Golder Associates is a respected, employee-owned,and monitoring. We offer a wide array of weighing global company providing consulting, design, andscales, microscopes and laboratory supplies, lights, other services in our specialist areas of earth,safety equipment, animal damage control supplies, environment, and the related areas of tools for mapping and surveying, GPS, From 160 offices worldwide, our more than 7,000and laser distance measuring instruments. Sign up at employees work with clients to manage theirour booth for your FREE 700+ page catalog. development and environmental activities in a technically sound, economically viable, and sociallyFreshwaters Illustrated responsible manner. Our specialists help clients P.O. Box 921 undertake assessments and design strategies that Corvallis, OR 97339 comply with the principles of ecosystem managementFreshwaters Illustrated is a nonprofit organization and sustainable development.that works to raise public awareness of freshwaterecosystems and freshwater science through photo, Hallprint Pty Ltdvideo, and film. We will be displaying our recent 27 Commerce Crescentfilms and photographs, demonstrating the use of Hindmarsh Valley, South Australia 5211underwater cameras, and welcoming new members. USA 1-800-537 1614Frigid Units, INC. Canada toll-free call 1-800-663 9690 Dawn Heilman 5072 LEWIS AVE. Hallprint Pty Ltd provides a wide range of custom Toledo, OH 43612 made superior quality external individually numbered 419/478-4000Fax 419/478-4019 fish tags and food safe PIT tags and associated tag applicators. Our complete understanding of yourFrigid Units manufactures various Fiberglass Tanks research needs, flexibility, attention to detail andand Water Chiller/Heater Units, including our outstanding service are what help distinguish us fromclosed re-circulating “Living Stream” which cools, the competition.aerates and filters in one operation & our Min-O-Cool’s. PATENTED ITEMS: STREAM MODULESfor a continuous flow of water in limited spaceand CHILLER/HEATER Units with dual digitalthermostat for consistent temperature control. Needsomething special? We have the flexibility to custommanufacture to special needs.50
  • 58. Halltech Aquatic Research Inc. HTI Hydroacoustic Technology, Inc. 129 Watson Rd. S. 715 NE Northlake Way Guelph, Ontario Canada N1L 1E4. Seattle, WA 98105 519-766-4568 Ext. 24 206-484-0820 HTI (Hydroacoustic Technology Inc.) offers a wideHalltech has been manufacturing fisheries research range of Hydroacoustic solutions for fisheriesequipment for 20 years and have received high research from high-resolution acoustic tag systemspraise for our HT2000 Battery Backpack Electrofisher to portable hydroacoustic echo sounders (SONAR).from all over the world. We have recently launched HTI acoustic tag systems provide 2D and 3D fishour first gas powered generator system for deep positions illustrating fish survival, passage andwater surveys. The HT6000 GenPulse I uses behavior. HTI Hydroacoustic systems are idealpatented technology to output Pulsed Power in for determining fish presence, fish counts, andexcess of 50,000 Watts. The world’s first Towable distribution/density. Our in house research team isElectrofishing Boat (TEB) launches in only 8 inches available to conduct studies, provide expert training,of water for shallow river surveys and can even be and other world-class customer service support.launched over pond embankments. From inflatable’s Learn more at HTIsonar.comto deep V-hulls, we have a platform to fit yourapplication. ICF International www.icfi.comHDR- One Company-Many Solutions ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI), a global professional HDR Fisheries Design Center services firm, partners with government and 4717 97th St NW commercial clients to deliver consulting services Gig Harbor, WA 98332 and technology solutions in energy, climate change,HDR specializes in fisheries and aquatic resource environment, transportation, social programs, health,engineering. Offering expertise in planning, science defense, and emergency management. Since 1969,and design capabilities, HDR provides responsive, ICF has been serving government at all levels, majorone-stop, custom solutions for the clients we corporations, and multilateral institutions. More thanserve. With a staff of experienced scientists and 3,500 employees serve these clients worldwide.engineers trained in fisheries, we strive to balancecommunity and economic needs with conservation Intake Screens, Inc.and sustainability of natural resources, including our 8417 River Roadaquatic environments. Services include: fisheries Sacramento, CA 95832facilities, fish passage, exclusion screens, fisheries 916-665-2727 Fax: 916-665-2729assessment, aquatic ecosystem restoration and Dhayes@intakescreensinc.commarine science. Fish protection screens for water intakes. ISI can provide design, fabrication, and installation services.Herrera Environmental Consultants International Copper Association, Ltd.Herrera Environmental Consultants, Inc. (Herrera) 260 Madison a leading engineering and scientific consulting New York, NY 10016firm focused on restoration, water, and sustainable 212-251-7240development. Herrera’s interdisciplinary team of www.copperinfo.comscientists, engineers, and regulatory specialists The International Copper Association, Ltd., (ICA)bring together multiple technical specialties to solve is the leading organization for the growth andcomplex problems facing municipalities, government protection of copper markets worldwide. The ICAagencies, businesses, tribes, and non-profits. increases awareness and usage of copper byHerrera’s more than 100 staff members work in communicating the unique attributes that makeoffices across the western United States and abroad. this sustainable element essential to advances inHerrera provides proven, cost-effective, scientifically science and technology and to a higher standard ofdefensible, and realistic assessments and solutions living. Headquartered in New York, the ICA developsto complex environmental issues. programs through regional offices in Brussels, Santiago and Singapore, and through 27 copper promotion centers on 6 continents. 51
  • 59. KBioscience Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)KBioscience is a leading SNP Genotyping company (206) 691-0188which uses their patented KASPar chemistry in www.msc.orgproviding services such as speed congenics, panel The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is a globalgenotyping, and DNA extractions. Kbioscience non-profit organization that harnesses market forcesalso manufactures novel instrumentation for the to recognize and reward sustainable fishing practices.miniaturization of assays in customer labs. The MSC has developed the most scientifically rigorous and widely respected certification program inLoligo Systems the world. No other seafood sustainability certification NielsPedersensAllé 2, program approaches the credibility and market 8830 Tjele, Denmark acceptance of the MSC program and ecolabel, which +45 89992545 appears on more than 10,000 products worldwide. www.loligosystems.comFounded in 2002, Loligo™Systems is a privately Midwest Lake Management, Inc.owned research spin-off from the University of 7561 SW Prairie Ridge RdCopenhagen and Aalborg in Denmark. Based on Polo, MO 64671a background in science and in co-operation with www.midwestlake.comleading universities around the world, we develop Electrofishing equipment, buoys and supplies.chambers, instrumentation and software for aquaticbiology, physiology, and behavioral research or Miller Net Company, Inc.teaching. Products are mainly automated systems P.O. Box 18787for oxygen consumption measurements in aquatic Memphis, TN 83181organisms, swim tunnel respirometers, water quality 800-423-6603sensors & meters, preference/avoidance systems, Miller Net Company is a family business with aand video analysis software. product line developed from four generations of experience. Our hand-crafted nets are built in ourLotek Wireless net shop located in Memphis, Tennessee.We have 115 Pony Drive years of experience in the art of hanging nets. Newmarket We use only the finest materials in our nets—no Ontario, Canada seconds or inferior netting is ever used. Miller 905-836-6680 Net Company never substitutes material.We haveLotek Wireless Inc. is a world leader in the design and years of experience specializing in trap/fyke nets,manufacture of fish and wildlife monitoring systems. experimental gill nets, hoops nets, etc.Our innovative and internationally recognized radio,acoustic, archival and satellite monitoring solutions NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Serviceallow researchers to track animals of almost any size, almost any environment. Some 2011 highlights It is the vision of NOAA’s National Marine Fisheriesinclude our new JSATS WHS4000 acoustic receiver, Service for the American people to enjoy theour new 0.20 gram JSATS acoustic tag, our 0.19 riches and benefits of healthy and diverse marinegram radio Nanotags, and our new MCFT2 radio tags. ecosystems. Our mission is the Stewardship of living marine resources through science-basedMarel Seattle Inc. conservation and management and the promotion of Seattle, WA healthy ecosystems. 206-781-1827Leading provider of advanced equipment and Northwest Environmental Training Centersystems will be featuring various types of flexible Northwest Environmental Training Center (NWETC)and accurate weighing and packing SCALES that are delivers tailored courses on current policy, standards,built to last. Our inelegant production management technology and regulations for environmentalsoftware, INNOVA SYSTEMS will also be on display. professionals. We provide opportunities for continued education in a wide variety of environmental topics. Private and custom on-site training is offered by request both regionally and nationally. Discounts are available for various organizations and their members.52
  • 60. Northwest Hydraulic Consultants Oregon RFID 3950 Industrial Boulevard, #100c 4246 SE Ogden Street West Sacramento, CA 95691 Portland, OR 97206 916-371-7400 Oregon RFID manufactures equipment for trackingNorthwest Hydraulic Consultants (nhc) is an fish and wildlife using low frequency passive RFIDinternational water resources engineering firm that tags and readers. Our products are used worldwidespecializes in watershed assessment, hydrology, for scientific research and commercial operations.river and tidal hydraulics, fluvial geomorphology,sediment transport, and hydraulic design. Ourexperience includes riparian habitat restoration, fish Oregon State University:habitat assessment, fish passage design, watershed CIMRS, Fisheries and Wildlife Ecampus Programinvestigations, and sedimentation studies. These are completed by state-of-the-art field fw.oregonstate.eduassessment, mapping, GIS, computer modeling physical (scale) modeling capabilities. nhc has undergraduate/fwsuccessfully completed over 4,500 assignments The Cooperative Institute for Marine Resourcessince 1972. Studies (CIMRS) was established in 1982 to foster collaborative research between OregonNorthwest Marine Technology State University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in fisheriesNorthwest Marine Technology (NMT; Washington, science, aquaculture, oceanography, marine-resourceUSA) specializes in tags for identifying live fish, technology and related fields. CIMRS partnershipcrustaceans, reptiles and amphibians, and other brings university scientists together with scientistsaquatic animals. To minimize biological impact, our from NOAA’s NW Fisheries Science Center, Alaskatags are all injected internally and include Coded Fisheries Science Center, and Pacific MarineWire Tags, Visible Implant Elastomer Tags, and Visible Environmental Laboratory to work on problems ofImplant Alpha Tags. We look forward to seeing you mutual interest relating to the living and non-livingduring the meeting, and please visit our website www. components of the marine environment and for more details. interrelationships.OLRAC The OSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife is Silvermine House a leader in both on campus and online natural Steenberg Office Park. resources education. Online courses are delivered Tokai. Cape Town, South Africa. 7945. through Ecampus by OSU’s experienced faculty and +27 21 7024111 staff and are available to students at every level and offer a full range of online degree programs, including a B.S. in Fisheries & Wildlife Science, a GraduateOlfish Dynamic Data Logger (Olfish-DDL). The product Certificate in Fisheries Management and the newpresented is an electronic logbook, a software Professional Science Master’s in Fisheries andspecifically designed to collect and transmit marine- Wildlife Administration (available Spring 2012).based data. Olfish- DDL can collect analyze, plot,map, report, trace and transmit all data related Oregon Sea Grantto fishing operations. It includes vessel unit a Oregon State Universityfleet management unit and a web-based Reports 322 Kerr Administration BuildingManagement System; (RMS). Olfish-DDL captures Corvallis, OR 97331-2131data in real-time and/or in post–event mode, reads Oregon Sea Grant’s mission is to develop andGPS input and incorporates GIS capabilities. It can support an integrated program of research, publicbe used on any fishing vessel for any fishing method engagement and education that help peoplein any country. It is fully customizable and can be understand, rationally use, and conserve marinetailored to address client specific needs. and coastal resources. Our activities respond to the needs of ocean users and act to stimulate Oregon’s economy. Program activities are conducted in several interdependent and critical topical areas including healthy coastal ecosystems, sustainable coastal 53
  • 61. development, safe and sustainable seafood supply, Rite in the Rainhazard resilient coastal communities, and marine 2614 Pacific Hwy Tacoma, WA, 98424 Rite in the Rain is a patented, environmentallyOVIVO, LLC responsible, all weather writing paper that sheds 4255 Lake Park Blvd, Suite 100 water and enables you to write anywhere, in any Salt Lake City, UT 84120 weather.Using a pencil or all weather pen, Rite in theOvivo is a solution provider for the latest advanced Rain insures that your notes survive the rigors of thetechnologies for the deterrent, protection, removal field, regardless of the conditions.and return of endangered species within the pumpingstation, hydro dam, irrigation and other market using Salmon-Safenon-physical barrier (light sound and air), fine mesh salmonsafe.orgscreening and other types of screening. Salmon-Safe’s mission is to transform land management practices so Pacific salmon can thrivePoint Four Systems Inc. in West Coast watersheds. Salmon-Safe operates 103-16 Fawcett Road a market-based strategy and offers a series of Coquitlam, BC V3K6X9 peer-reviewed certification programs linking land 604-759-2114 management practices with the protection ofIt is Point Four’s mission to provide users with agricultural and urban watersheds. Salmon-Safesolutions to enable them to gather information about employs a partnership network that reaches from thetheir water quality parameters; to supply systems San Francisco Bay Area north into British Columbiato treat water to achieve desired characteristics and into the Interior Columbia River Basin.with special emphasis on management of dissolvedgasses in water. Smith-Root 14014 NE Salmon Creek Ave.Prentiss, LLC Vancouver, WA 98686 USA 3600 Mansell Road Suite 350 360.573.0202 Alpharetta, GA 30022 Since 1964 Smith-Root has continually produced theRotenone fish toxicants for eradication of trash fish. highest quality products and services for fisheries, fish culture, and invasive species control. OurRay Troll continual concentration on quality and unyielding P.O. Box 8874 focus on new product development has allowed us Ketchikan, AK 99901 to greatly increase our presence geographically and expand our product portfolio exponentially. Smith-Alaskan artist Ray Troll will have a booth featuring his Root thanks all of the great researchers, scientists,fish-filled art on posters, prints, calendars, musical technicians, volunteers, and members of AFS whoseCDs and books. Ray will be on hand to sign and support has allowed us to grow into the respected,personalize merchandise. international company we are today.Real Time Research SONOTRONICS 3169 Chrysler Avenue Tucson, AZ 85713Real Time Research specializes in the design and www.sonotronics.comimplementation of Data Collection and Management When Absence/presence are not enough…Systems for fish and wildlife oriented projects. SONOTRONICS offers a twofold approach by providingOur custom systems bundle all of the necessary equipment for both active and passive tracking usinghardware and software technologies into a solution ultrasonic transmitters and receivers. Please visit usthat literally works “out of the box”. Our goal is to and see how using over 4 decades of experience andprovide our clients with innovative real-time solutions technology can help “make a difference in the wordto efficiency collect, manage, store, and analyze data. we share….”RTR’s electronic data collection systems are easy touse, come check us out!54
  • 62. Sound Metrics Corporation levels of accessibility through rapid publication and 15029 Bothell Way NE, Suite 100 continued affordable pricing, and to maintain the high Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 quality of the publications’ content and presentation.Sound Metrics Corporation designs andmanufactures imaging sonars that deliver the Trout Unlimited’s Save Bristol Bay Campaignclearest, most detailed video images in their class. www.savebristolbay.orgThe company’s line of products can be deployed This booth will focus on the concerted effortfrom fixed mounts, vessels, ROVs (remotely operated of fisheries conservation, commercial fishing,vehicles), AUVs (autonomous underwater vehicles) sportfishing, and native subsistence fishing to protectand by divers. Manufactured in Lake Forest Park, Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed. This watershed isWashington, the DIDSON has become the standard home to the world’s largest sockeye salmon run, all 5for fisheries acoustic imaging solutions, with over 400 species of salmon, rainbow trout, dolly varden, arcticunits deployed worldwide. See What Others Can’t. char, northern pike, as well as a $500 million a year wild commercial salmon fishery and a $180 million aSpringer year sportfishing industry. www.springer.comSpringer is the second largest scientific publishing The Wildlife Society (TWS)company in the world, with a portfolio of 6,500 www.wildlife.orgnew books per year and more than 2,000 journals. The Wildlife Society (TWS), founded in 1937, is aSpringer’s Aquatic Sciences program includes professional international non-profit scientific andrenowned journals such as Reviews in Fish Biology educational association dedicated to excellenceand Fisheries, Fish Physiology and Biochemistry in wildlife stewardship through science andand Environmental Biology of Fishes, in addition education. Our mission is to enhance the ability ofto numerous excellent book publications each wildlife professionals to conserve diversity, sustainyear. Visit the Springer booth to view our most productivity, and ensure responsible use of wildliferecent publications and take advantage of our 20% resources for the benefit of society. For additionalconference discount! information please visit.Star-Oddi Trident Seafoods Corporation Baldur Sigurgeirsson 5303 5305 Shilshole Ave NW Star-Oddi Seattle, WA 98107 Vatnagardar 14 As North America’s largest vertically-integrated 104 Reykjavik, Iceland seafood harvesting and processing company, Trident will demonstrate its commitment to sound science;Star-Oddi displays fish tagging technology, archival sustainable resource management and increasedtags (DST) and data loggers. The company will product recovery and utilizationbe presenting an archival tag that can recordthe magnetic field strength for fish geographical USDI-BLMpositioning and also a combined compass, tilt The BLM manages a significant amount of fishtemperature and depth tag. DST nano-TD will be habitat on federal lands, including 117,000 milespresented, the smallest archival tag on the world of fish-bearing streams and over 3 million acres ofmarket recording depth and temperature. It is also lakes and reservoirs. The more than 245 millionpossible to add a salinity sensor in the DST data surface acres managed by the BLM containlogging serie. diverse water bodies, from isolated desert springs harboring populations of rare and unique fish to largeTaylor & Francis Group Columbia and Yukon River tributaries that provide 325 Chestnut St. Suite 800 habitat for Pacific salmon and steelhead as they Philadelphia, PA 19106 migrate long distances to breed. Public lands alsoThe American Fisheries Society and Taylor & Francis support special status aquatic species such as fish,began a new publishing partnership in 2011. Taylor & amphibians, mollusks, and macroinvertebrates thatFrancis now publishes the six AFS journals. Through have been identified by BLM State Offices as speciestheir new partnership, the AFS and Taylor & Francis managed on BLM lands whose population or habitataim to expand the global reach and readership of is of concern. These include 127 federally-listedthe six publications, to achieve the highest possible threatened or endangered aquatic species and 155 55
  • 63. BLM sensitive species. In short, BLM’s rivers, lakes Washington Department of Fish and Wildlifeand streams are of great ecological, cultural, and wdfw.wa.govrecreational importance. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife invites you to their booth to learn about the agency’sU. S. Fish and Wildlife Service -- pioneering and innovative work in fisheriesFisheries Program management and ecology. WDFW presents some ofThe U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fisheries Program their leading initiatives and new directions in areassupports a system of fish conservation assets unique such as watershed-level hatchery reform, forage fishin their capabilities, geographic coverage and ability ecology, fish passage and habitat restoration, in-to work across political boundaries. Employing 800 season fishery management techniques, and geneticfisheries scientists in more than 150 fisheries field tools for salmon recovery monitoring. Please stopoffices, laboratories and hatcheries, the program by to view and discuss these and other topics withmanages and conserves fish populations and their agency staff.habitats across the nation. The Fisheries Programsupports the mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Waterlife Design GroupService: to work with others to conserve, protect, and 2395 Apopka Blvd.enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for Apopka, FL 32703the continuing benefit of the American people. 1-407-886-7575 www.AquaticHabitats.comUSGS Waterlife Design Group® is a design, installation 1-888-ASK-USGS and equipment sales team. Our talented staff of system designers and biologists has over 100As the Nation’s largest water, earth, and biological years combined academic and field and civilian mapping agency, the USGS Trust our expertise to provide you with the bestcollects, monitors, analyzes, and provides scientific possible solution for your facility. We know you’veunderstanding about natural resource conditions, got a significant investment in your LSS’s design andissues, and problems. The USGS Fisheries, Aquatic equipment, so our skilled aquatic system installersand Endangered Resources Program’s research on and licensed plumbers assemble systems of anyspecies diversity, life history, health and diseases, complexity with accuracy and thoroughness.aquatic community ecology, and habitat requirementsof fish and other aquatic organisms supports the Western Chemical and Syndel Laboratoriesmanagement, conservation, and restoration of our www.wchemical.comNation’s aquatic resources. For over 30 years, Western Chemical and Syndel Laboratories have been in the forefront of developingVEMCO and marketing FDA and EPA approved fish hatchery 211 Horseshoe Lake Drive products, biosecurity supplies, customized veterinary Halifax NS B35 0B9 vaccines, and spawning agents for distribution 902-450-1700 worldwide.VEMCO is the world leader in the design andmanufacture of underwater acoustic telemetry Wild Fish Conservancyproducts used by marine biologists and fish P.O. Box 402researchers to study the behavior of various fish 15629 Main Street, NEspecies and marine mammals in fresh and salt Duvall, WA 98019water environments. Our product line includes 425 788-1167 Fax 425-788-9634various types and sizes of acoustic transmitters, www.wildfishconservancy.orgautomated receivers for long term fish behavioral A science and research-based conservationstudies, receivers that deliver high-resolution position organization headquartered just outside Seattle,information, and temperature data storage recorders. WA, Wild Fish Conservancy is dedicated to the preservation, protection and restoration of the Northwest’s wild fish ecosystems. Through science, education, and advocacy, WFC promotes technically and socially responsible habitat, hatchery and56
  • 64. harvest management to better sustain the region’s Women of the Cloud Forestwild-fish heritage. WFC Photariums will be available Women of the Cloud Forest is a Costa Rica basedfor purchase during AFS. They are indispensable tools women’s fair-trade development project thatfor observing live fish in the field. Available in three offers unique one-of-a-kind field guide bags, handsizes. embroidered with a different species of bug, bird, fish or mammal from around the world. They also offerWiley-Blackwell beautiful jewelry using various rain forest seeds.Wiley Blackwell is the world’s leading publisherin aquaculture, fisheries, fish biology and aquatic Worthington Products, Inc.sciences, globally producing high quality books and Canton, OHjournals aimed at professional’s worldwide working 800.899.2977in biological sciences, aquaculture and fisheries. www.tuffboom.comOur product range encompasses comprehensive Fish Guidance - Physical Barriers and Guidancereferences, technique manuals, and textbooks. Stop Systems. Worthington’s innovative, cost-effectiveby to see Reviews in Aquaculture – the first journal fish guidance systems and barriers are deliveringdedicated to the dissemination of consolidated remarkable results, like a recent report showing moreinformation on aquaculture. Now indexed on ISI! Take than 96% guidance for juvenile steelhead. Stop byadvantage of our 20% discount on our books during to learn how our team of engineers and fisheriesthe show. biologists can assist your next fish guidance project.WildlifeComputers 425-881-3048 www.WildlifeComputers.comWildlifeComputers designs and manufactures tagsof exceptional functionality in shapes that minimizeimpacts on the study animal. Products include TDR,SPOT, SPLASH and PAT tags, integrating archival,Argos, Fastloc™ GPS, and pop-up technologiessuitable for a wide variety of marine animals. Tomaximize the amount of useful data returned, weoptimize efficiency in data collection and encoding. Aprimary goal of the company is to provide support forresearch grounded in sound scientific methodology.Wolf Environmental Group P.O. Box 933 Whistler, BC VON 1B0 604-938-9998 www.wolfenv.comWolf Environmental Group is the premier executivesearch firm specializing in the successful recruitmentand placement of mid- to senior- and associate-levelfisheries/aquatic professionals. 57
  • 66. Symposia AbstractsThe Conference Center meeting space connects directly to the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) via anescalator on the 4th floor of the WSCC. Please do not confuse Conference Center rooms 301-305 with WSCC rooms301-305. There are no concurrent sessions in WSCC rooms 301-305.Crayfish in Western North America: areas that are the preferred habitats of many species haveResearch Opportunities and Management Challenges gone largely unsurveyed. Alternative survey strategies and technologies such as diving, genetic hooks, baited cameras,Monday, September 5th and underwater camera/video deployed from AUVs, ROVs or1:15 PM - 3:00 PM submersibles, are being developed and may be amendableWashington State Convention Center - 615 for use in surveys. However in most cases these tools haveOrganizers: Julian D. Olden, Eric Larson not been applied for routine monitoring of resources. The symposium will examine new technologies and survey strate-Recognition of the importance of crayfish has resulted in gies that will improve our monitoring and understanding of fishheightened research and management attention dedicated resources and discuss how these tools can be used to provideto this taxonomic group, ranging from evaluations of species long-term monitoring. Challenges to survey designs, afford-conservation status to policy recommendations for the preven- ability and technology will be discussed.tion of invasions. However, there is a striking regional disparityin the attention given to crayfish research and management. Symposium objectives include:Researchers in the southeastern United States are increas- • Increasing the understanding of how recent advances ining efforts to document and conserve the region’s endemic technology or survey methods can be used to developcrayfish diversity, while researchers in the Great Lakes region non-lethal, low impact survey approaches to evaluatehave made important contributions quantifying the economic population change for single or multiple species under-and ecological costs associated with crayfish invasions. By sampled with traditional survey gear.contrast, few recent studies on distributions, ecology, or • Evaluating management constraints and determinemanagement of crayfish have been conducted in the western potential survey solutions that traditional gear cannotregions of the United States and Canada. This symposium address.will summarize the state of knowledge on crayfish in westernNorth America, emphasizing conservation status of native • The symposium also offers a valuable opportunity forspecies, known introductions and emerging control methods scientists and natural resource managers in the AFSof invasive crayfishes, cutting-edge research in ecology and community to gather for a discussion of their informa-evolution using crayfish as model organisms, and manage- tion needs and opportunities and to begin to establishment and policy strategies involving invasive species preven- the research and management collaborations needed totion, commercial harvest and recreational fishing regulations. address long-term monitoring strategies.Best Student Paper Challenges in Managing Marine & EstuarineMonday, September 5th Recreational Fisheries1:15 PM - 5:15 PMWashington State Convention Center – 604 Monday, September 5th 1:15 PM - 5:15 PMTuesday, September 6th Washington State Convention Center - 6188:00 AM - 12:00 PMWashington State Convention Center – 604 Organizer: Paul PerraOrganizers: Jill Leonard, Tracy L. Galarowicz With the passage of the Fishery Conservation and Manage- ment Act (Act) in 1976, the United States Federal Government took on the responsibility to develop a comprehensive marineAlternative Survey Strategies: fisheries management system for United States waters in theTechnology, Research, Methods and Applicability Exclusive Economic Zone (mostly 3 to 200 miles from shore).Monday, September 5th Under the Act, a system of marine Regional Fishery Manage-1:15 PM - 5:15 PM ment Councils (Councils) was created and charged with theWashington State Convention Center - 603 responsibility to develop fishery management plans (FMPs) for important marine fisheries. The Councils, under the guidanceOrganizers: M. Elizabeth Clarke, Tien-Shui Tsou of the U.S. Department of Commerce, have over the past sev-Lethal sampling of fish and their habitats by using traditional eral decades, developed FMPs for numerous marine species.extractive methods such as nets or hooks may not be ap- Concurrently, the coastal states independent of, in coopera-propriate in many settings. Research catch in many areas is tion with the Councils, or through marine interstate commis-constrained if fish a re protected or abundance is low or if sions have developed coastal regulations for managing manyhabitats are protected and therefore must be kept pristine. In of the same species under Council FMPs for the near shorethese areas non-lethal, low-impact survey methods are need- marine and estuarine waters. There has been mixed successed. In addition, conventional gears used for surveys cannot by the states and Councils in solving fishing managementsample in rugged habitats and therefore many of these rocky problems. In particular, Federal and state actions to monitor 59
  • 67. and manage marine and estuarine recreational fisheries has professional cohort with e-networking tools to integrate acrossbeen most challenging. generations, disciplines and employment sectors; and ad- vance professional standards for collaborative research andThis symposium will discuss implementation of the Act, and re-establish a professional culture of collaboration betweenwill examine management on several United States marine fisheries scientists and industry. The Fellowship contains a: 1)fisheries with major recreational fishing components, as well web-based course, Theory & Practice of Collaborative Fisher-as reviewing recent research and monitoring program develop- ies Research; 2) ongoing, moderated peer-mentoring andments that will enhance the ability to monitor and manage coaching, using social networking software; and 3) practicummarine recreational fisheries. to put Fellows’ new collaborative research knowledge, skills,This symposium supports the theme of the AFS Annual and standards into practice, reflect upon their experience, andmeeting in that it reviews some of the current management address a real-world fishing gear problem. The accepted AFSsystems on high priority marine recreational fishing species, symposium will include oral presentations that introduce andand covers resent scientific findings and improvements to frame the demand and growing opportunities for collaborativeprograms that will lead the way in helping today’s fisheries re- fisheries research, conservation engineering, and a skilledsources mangers meet many of the current challenges facing workforce in NOAA Fisheries and the global NGO community.marine recreational fisheries. Second, the symposium will provide a detailed overview of the Fellowship program, discussing and assessing its compo-Chemical Signatures of Otoliths and Application nents, the e-networking strategies and tools, and researchIn Fisheries practicum projects (presented by the Fellows). Last, the symposium will conclude with a panel among selected speak-Monday, September 5th ers to discuss evaluation issues, program design options, and1:15 PM - 5:15 PM future opportunities. The proceedings will be published by theWashington State Convention Center - 602 sponsors.Organizers: Yongwen Gao, Jian Yang, David L. G. Noakes Frontiers In Fisheries Science LeadershipStable isotope and trace elemental ratios (e.g., 18O/16O and13 C/12C; Sr/Ca, Mg/Ca, Fe/Ca, and Zn/Ca) of otoliths have Monday, September 5thbecome powerful tools in fisheries research because otoliths 1:15 PM - 5:15 PMcontain information about the life history of the fish and that Washington State Convention Center - 3Ainformation can be extracted from chemical compositions. Organizers: Cecilia Lewis, Jarrad Kosa, William W. TaylorSince Devereux’s pioneer work in 1967, improved micro-sam-pling methods have extended our horizons beyond the labora- Sponsored By: US Fish and Wildlife Service –Fisheries andtory experiments. On-going efforts in applying the chemical Aquatic Resource Conservation Divisionsignatures of otoliths to more fish species and multi-species atthe same water column have led to growing interest in fisher- The 2011 annual meeting theme –New Frontiers in Fisheriesies science and management, particularly in natal source and Management and Ecology: Leading the Way in a Changingearly life history, stock structure, fish migration and behavior, World –prominently emphasizes leadership in fisheries man-and decadal-scale climate regime shift studies. This session agement. The intent of this symposium is to identify and dis-aims to bring together researchers and managers using the cuss components of leadership that are essential for fisheriesisotopic and elemental tools in otoliths for fisheries issues and professionals to effectively lead the way in natural resourcesapplications. We encourage contributions that will focus on management and ecology.novel and practical studies on multi-species and multi-tracers As the demand for fisheries resources continues to rise, it isin biochemistry, although experimental submissions on otolith imperative that they are used in a manner that will ensureformation and geochemistry are always welcome. their availability today and into the future. It is especially important that fisheries (and other natural resources) be pro-Collaborative Fisheries Research Fellowship: Leading tected from over-exploitation and misuse. It is just as impera-the Way in Building Conservation Engineering Capac- tive that access to natural resources is equitable –availableity and Assessing e-Learning Strategies for the mutual use and benefit of all humans.Monday, September 5th Natural resource employees across a variety of disciplines are1:15 PM - 5:15 PM empowered with making decisions that, in part, determineWashington State Convention Center - 617 whether the natural resources we depend on and enjoy willOrganizers: Troy Hartley, Christopher Glass, Steven X. Cadrin remain healthy and are available for generations to come. Therefore, the establishment, development, and reinforce-Sponsored By: Virginia Sea Grant; Northeast Consortium; ment of leadership principles and skills are essential tools forUMass Dartmouth School of Marine Science & Technology natural resource managers as we move into the next decade of natural resource management.The New Frontiers and Changing World in collaborative fisher-ies research entail new expectations for the conduct of fisher- The symposium will focus on essential of natural resourceies science, including more collaborative approaches in the leadership components by addressing topics that answer theresearch toolkit. Further, the field of conservation engineering following questions:is experiencing a rapidly shrinking workforce. Leading the Way 1. What is (natural resource) leadership?is a multi-institutional pilot Collaborative Fisheries ResearchGraduate Fellowship program. The Fellowship was developed, 2. Why is leadership critical for effective fisheriestested and refined during the 2010/2011 academic year. The conservation?Fellowship seeks to: expand the conservation engineering ca- 3. How do fisheries professionals appropriately exercisepacity of marine fisheries scientists possessing collaborative leadership for better resource management?research skills and experience; cultivate a vibrant, enduring60
  • 68. Great Lakes Fisheries Management and Policy: A Innovations in Electrofishing TechnologyBinational Perspective and TechniquesMonday, September 5th Monday, September 5th1:15 PM - 5:15 PM 1:15 PM - 5:15 PMWashington State Convention Center - 611 Washington State Convention Center - 612Organizers: William W. Taylor, Abigail J. Lynch, Nancy Leonard Organizers: Jim Reynolds, Carl BurgerSponsored By: Great Lakes Fishery Commission; Great Lakes Sponsored By: AFS International Fisheries Section andFishery Trust; Michigan State University Smith-Root, Inc.The symposium, Great Lakes Fisheries Management and Electrofishing may be broadly defined as the use of electric-Policy: A Binational Perspective, focuses on the United States- ity to capture or control fish and other aquatic animals andCanadian experience from the unique and valuable position involves active (mobile electrodes) and passive (stationaryof the Laurentian Great Lakes which have shared fisheries electrodes) deployment methods. The most recent interna-resources and related ecological, societal, economic, manage- tional conference on electrofishing was held more than 20ment, and policy issues. The objective of the symposium is years ago at the University of Hull in England. The aim of thisto present a state of the knowledge synthesis of Great Lakes symposium is to summarize recent innovations in electrofish-fisheries and there ecosystems to those within and external ing technology and the ways in which electrofishing conceptsto the Great Lakes Basin. The symposium will be divided into are being applied. Participants will describe their objectives,four sections: the Great Lakes Region; Great Lakes Fisheries; methods, and innovations while explaining their successesFisheries Case Studies; and Outlook for the Future. The Great and limitations from research and fisheries managementLakes examples of this symposium will be highly valuable to contexts. Examples include invasive species control, marineAFS members and participants as a discussion of complex, mammal predation deterrence, fisheries management andinterjurisdictional, multi-use fisheries resources with a focus fish guidance, eradication of exotics, and new technology foron sustainability and how to achieve it. power output quantification and standardization.Initial Implementation of the San Joaquin River Iteroparity in Steelhead Trout: Managing for a Diver-Settlement Agreement to Restore Chinook Salmon to sity of Reproductive Life History Characteristicsthe San Joaquin River, California. Monday, September 5thMonday, September 5th 1:15 PM - 5:15 PM1:15 PM - 5:15 PM The Conference Center - 301Washington State Convention Center - 606 Organizers: Christine M. Moffitt, Douglas Hatch,Organizers: Michelle Workman, Scott McBain Tim CopelandA large scale restoration project focused on reviving one of Sponsored By: Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish CommissionCalifornia’s largest rivers, the San Joaquin River, is currentlyunderway. A legal settlement established a Restoration Goal What factors affect the frequency and cycle of iteroparityand a Water Management Goal that drives the multi-agency in steelhead trout? Highly iteroparous populations occurefforts of channel modification, restoration hydrograph in Kodiak, Alaska and in British Columbia, but few summerdevelopment, and reintroduction of Chinook salmon, Onco- steelhead from the mid Columbia and Snake Rivers are iterop-rhynchus tshawytscha. The Restoration Area, which begins arous. Some populations from coastal California streams alsoat Friant Dam and continues downstream to the confluence have high rates of iteroparity. Spent spawners (kelts) migrateof the Merced River, is approximately 153 miles long and downstream to the ocean and skip a year, or migrate to thehistorically maintained one of the largest spring-run Chinook ocean and return after only a brief residence in the ocean.salmon populations in California, with annual escapement With harvest and human alteration of the aquatic habitat,ranging from 200,000 to 500,000 adult spawners. However, understanding the historical information on stocks in manycompletion of Friant Dam and subsequent diversions resulted river systems has been difficult. This symposium will convenein dewatering large sections of the river. Extirpation of Chinook scientists from several geographic regions to address casesalmon occurred over 60 years ago with the last documented studies and factors affecting the iteroparity life history of spring-run Chinook salmon consisting of 36 individuals We will consider populations from systems with and withoutin 1950. Restoration of the river is a complex process involv- hydrodams, and summer and winter run implementing agencies, cooperating agencies, settling par- Using information from populations with less controlled riverties, a technical advisory committee and local stakeholders. systems we will seek to find features that can be comparedThe goal of this session is to focus on the scientific backbone across systems such as energy reserves, sex ratios, age ofof the program being developed and implemented to manage migration, timing and temperature regimes during upstreamthis large scale restoration project using an adaptive manage- and seaward migration, and residualism. This symposium willment framework. increase interactions among researchers and managers con- cerned with population restoration, fish passage structures and designs, and management options to assure viability of steelhead stocks. Sharing of information and future collabora- tions among diverse parties are among the desired outcomes of this session. 61
  • 69. Juvenile Salmon Ecology and Ecosystem Restoration Pacific Salmon Recovery, Planning andin the Lower Columbia River and Estuary ImplementationMonday, September 5th Monday, September 5th1:15 PM - 5:15 PM 1:15 PM - 5:15 PMWashington State Convention Center - 609 Washington State Convention Center - 4C-1Organizers: Catherine A. Corbett, Blaine Ebberts, Gary E. Organizers: Norma Jean Sands, Mike PartonJohnson, Cynthia Studebaker, Erick S. Van Dyke, Tracey Yerxa Sponsored By: ParametrixRestoring ecosystems in the lower Columbia River and estuary(LCRE) to benefit juvenile salmon is an important strategy to Pacific Salmon Recovery has been an important issue on thehelp recover ESA-listed species in the Columbia and Wil- west coast since the mid 1990s. Pacific Salmon listed underlamette river basins. To support this strategy, research is the ESA (starting in 1994) are grouped into salmon Ecologicalconducted to reduce critical uncertainties concerning juvenile Significant Units (ESUs) or steelhead Distinct Population Seg-salmon ecology, develop application tools that support project ments (DPSs). In turn, these units have been grouped into do-development, and evaluate the effectiveness of restora- mains and Technical Recovery Teams (TRTs) were developedtion actions. This symposium will focus on the uncertainties in 1999 to determine the population structure and viabilityand effectiveness research relating juvenile salmon and levels for use in recovery implementation. This symposiumecosystem restoration and adaptively applied by restoration takes a look at the work done that got us to where we are nowmanagers. Talks will cover the main restoration action in the and how implementation of recovery actions is progressing.LCRE, reconnecting tidal and flood flows between off-channel NOAA is the agency charged with oversight of implementationhabitats and the man stem by breaching dikes, replacing and and with reviewing the progress/status of salmon recoveryremoving tide gates and culverts, and excavating channels. every five years. The most recent status review was finalized inThe research findings and their implications to adaptive man- 2011 and is presented here.agement of the LCRE ecosystem restoration effort should beof interest and applicable to researchers, resource managers, Salmon conservation in the western U.S. has generated a richand policy- and decision-makers from the LCRE, the Pacific history of methods and approach, adaptation, and programNorthwest, and nationwide who apply an ecological approach implementation. The two-fold intent of this symposium is toto habitat restoration. cover the various approaches developed by TRTs to identify populations and determine viability and to look at implementa- tion of actions based on this work and the recovery plans thatMarine Derived Nutrients in Freshwater Systems – have been developed. Viability is based on four important fac-Anadromous Fishes and the Nutrient Cycle tors, labeled “viability salmon parameters” (VSP): abundance,Monday, September 5th productivity, spatial structure, and diversity. How these param-1:15 PM - 5:15 PM eters were addressed varied somewhat from region to region;Washington State Convention Center - 3B the talks in this symposium present the range in approaches used from Washington, to the Columbia River, to Oregon andOrganizers: Bert Lewis, Andre E. Kohler, Mark Wipfli to California. The collection of talks also reflects the spectrumThe role of marine derived nutrients (MDN) in freshwater of government and non-government entities, profit and non-ecosystems has been the focus of extensive scientific inves- profit business, individuals, and academics that created andtigations. This body of research examines the structure and maintain salmon conservation efforts.function of nutrient cycles associated with MDN transportedby anadromous fishes returning from the ocean to freshwater Protecting Fish at Power Plant Coolingsystems. A complex interaction of nutrient and trophic path- Water Intakes: New Developments and Scienceways characterize ecosystems influenced by MDN and related on Clean Water Act §316(b)research encompasses a broad spectrum of disciplines from Monday, September 5thbiogeochemistry and paleolimnology, to trophic ecology and 1:15 PM - 5:15 PMpopulation dynamics. Research results from each of these The Conference Center - 303areas add to our understanding of the role that MDNs playin aquatic, riparian, and terrestrial productivity. For example, Tuesday, September 6thvarious nutrient tracking methods have revealed a surprising 8:00 AM - 3:00 PMomnipresence of MDNs in everything from dissolved nutrients The Conference Center - 303to aquatic and terrestrial plants, invertebrates and verte-brates. Clarifying the role of MDN in freshwater and terrestrial Organizer: Douglas A. Dixonenvironments has proven crucial to understanding ecosystem Sponsored By: AFS Bioengineering Sectionfunction and how it relates to resource management. A varietyof lake and stream fertilization programs which replace or The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on April 20,augment MDN are now common practice using both organic 2011 released a proposed rule for public comment imple-(carcasses) and inorganic (refined chemical) nutrient additions menting technology-based standards for fish protection atas restoration or enhancement tools. In the course of develop- existing power plants and other facilities that use coolinging these techniques their efficacy has been tested and both water in accordance with the requirements of §316(b) of thepositive and negative outcomes have been identified. This Clean Water Act. This regulatory action affects almost 1,300symposium will present the latest research in the field of MDN facilities (power plants, pulp and paper mills, iron mills, chemi-ecology and will review efforts and applications related to this cal plants) around the U.S. that use cooling water. These in-unique ecosystem function.62
  • 70. dustries, federal and state regulatory and resource agencies, The Biology, Ecology, and Management of Summernon-governmental organizations and the public will all need Flounderthe latest information on technologies and related informationfor protecting fish and shellfish at cooling water intakes – this Monday, September 5thincludes traveling and fixed screens, barrier nets, behavioral 1:15 PM - 5:15 PMsystems, closed cycle cooling systems, and other methods for Washington State Convention Center - 619reducing, excluding or collecting and returning fish and shell- Organizers: Eleanor A. Bochenek, Jason M. Morsonfish to source water bodies. Information will also be needed onmethods for characterizing impingement and entrainment and Summer flounder supports important commercial and rec-for determining the performance of technologies. Methods for reational fisheries along the northeast coast of the Unitedeconomic analysis to determine the cost-benefit for compli- States from North Carolina to Massachusetts. This speciesance activities may also be needed. This symposium will is also one of the most sought species by seafood consum-gather practitioners with expertise in fish protection/bioengi- ers and accounts for a substantial fraction of angler trips inneering at cooling water intakes to present and discuss the the Mid-Atlantic. Summer flounder was overfished in the latelatest scientific developments in this field. 1980s to early 1990s. A stock rebuilding program began in the early 1990s and by 2008 the spawning stock biomassReflections on Forest Management: Can Fish and had returned to near historically high levels, but final rebuild-Fiber Coexist? ing goals had not yet been reached. The 2008 assessment revised the natural mortality rate to account for differentialMonday, September 5th mortality between males and females, and revised the biologi-1:15 PM - 5:15 PM cal reference points, but identified a number of data limita-The Conference Center - 302 tions restricting modeling of the stock and management of the fishery. This symposium will contribute new information on theWednesday, September 7th ecology, biology, and management of summer flounder that8:00 AM - 5:15 PM can be used to improve the assessment and management ofThe Conference Center - 302 the stock.Organizers: C. A. Dolloff, R.J. Danehy The National Fish Habitat Action Plan: Progress, Part-Quantifying the attributes of undisturbed late-successional nerships, and Next Steps in Protecting, Restoring andforests is a crucial problem in the restoration and manage- Enhancing Sustainable Fisheries in North Americament of forest and stream ecosystems, driving both theevaluation of current forest conditions and the setting of Monday, September 5thstand management targets for specific points in the future. 1:15 PM - 5:15 PMWe identified 117 undisturbed, mature (average age = 113 yr) Washington State Convention Center - 616Douglas-fir dominated riparian and upland stands from exist-ing forest inventories across western Washington and Oregon. Organizers: Cecil F. Rich, Paul PajakWe did this to establish quantitative metrics for structure The National Fish Habitat Action Plan (NFHAP) states thatessential to the function of mature, late-successional forests, healthy waterways are vital to the well-being of our society andspecifically the size and abundance of live and dead trees, provide clean water, sustainable fisheries, and other benefitsand to assess whether there were any important quantita- of incalculable value. Plan implementation has been very suc-tive differences between upland and riparian forests. Though cessful in meeting its 2010 objectives. Accomplishments in-mature upland and riparian Douglas-fir dominated forests are clude a condition analysis of fish habitats within the US, devel-structurally similar in many ways, the riparian stands have opment of 17 Fish Habitat Partnerships (FHP), a report on thetaller, larger diameter Douglas-fir trees in the overstory, and “Status of Fish Habitats in the United States”, and over 185fewer small diameter Douglas-fir live trees and snags in the conservation projects nationwide from 2006-2009. Althoughunderstory. This results in riparian forests with higher wood much has been accomplished, forming a strong foundationvolumes and basal areas, indicating they are growing on more for implementing the NFHAP, much work remains to ensureproductive sites relative to the upland stands. Both riparian that the FHPs have a nationally integrated approach. This willand upland forests have abundant large diameter (> 50 cm) require the best interdisciplinary science to identify, prioritize,live trees (175 and 70 TPH, respectively) and large diameter implement, evaluate and report the results of projects acrosssnags (29 and 33 TPH, respectively). The overstory is almost diverse landscapes and changing climates. This symposiumentirely Douglas-fir and the understory is dominated by will examine and synthesize progress in implementing thewestern hemlock and western red cedar. Collectively, our data goals of the NFHAP through ongoing assessments, planning,suggest that mature riparian and upland Douglas-fir domi- project prioritization, accomplishment reporting, effectivenated forests have well developed late successional struc- communication, and integration with other initiatives. Thetural characteristics in terms of abundant large trees in the symposium will also provide a forum for attendees to learnoverstory, abundant large snags, a well-developed understory about, and provide feedback on, efforts to update objectivesof shade-tolerant trees, and canopy gaps. Riparian forests in the Action Plan in 2011.develop late successional forest characteristics more rapidlythan upland forests, presumably because they are growing on This symposium will seek to answer the following:more productive sites. • What progress has been made in implementing the goals of the NFHAP? • How well do the 2010 national assessment and report frameworks incorporate current science and data in 63
  • 71. assessing habitat status and trends for fish and aquatic concerning which populations within their native range we communities? should make efforts to conserve can be difficult to answer be- cause of their broad distribution, their successful introduction• To what extent are FHP’s building on, and contributing to, outside of their native range, and their perceived value to the the development and implementation of an integrated taxon relative to sockeye salmon. The management of popula- national approach for habitat assessment and conserva- tions of interest can also be difficult due to the challenges of tion at all spatial and temporal scales? addressing human-caused habitat loss and/or degradation and nonnative species introductions.• What are the major factors limiting sustainable fisheries in North America and how should the NFHAP and part- With this symposium, we are interested in exploring the ques- nerships address them? tion of kokanee conservation across its native and introduced range and presenting management strategies and techniques being proposed or implemented to overcome current and pos-Variation in Age and Size at Maturation in Salmonids: sible future challenges in conserving and restoring kokaneeCauses and Consequences. populations for both recreational purposes and speciesMonday, September 5th conservation.1:15 PM - 5:15 PMWashington State Convention Center - 608 Ecology of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases in Populations of Wild FishOrganizers: Donald Larsen, Don Campton, Barry Berejikian Tuesday, September 6thAge and size at sexual maturity in Salmonid fishes (and fishes 8:00 AM - 12:00 PMin general) are phenotypically plastic quantitative traits that Washington State Convention Center - 615are strongly correlated with growth rate. Variability in ageand size at maturity within and among anadromous salmonid Organizers: Paul K. Hershberger, Diane G. Elliottpopulations presents major challenges for conserving natural Sponsored By: AFS Fish Health Sectionpopulations, managing fisheries and harvest rates, forecastingadult run-size and return rates, and developing scientifically- Unlike traditional fish health research, which has focuseddefensible spawning protocols in hatcheries. Age and size primarily on the identification, treatment, and prevention ofat maturity are influenced by numerous factors including diseases in hatchery and cultured fishes, research in the fieldgenotype, emergence timing, nutrition quality, freshwater of disease ecology typically involves understanding, forecast-and marine growth, sexual selection, natural selection in the ing, and mitigating the detrimental impacts of diseases onfreshwater and marine environments, size-selective fisheries, wild populations. Historically, the few investigations involvingand other factors. In particular, hatchery spawning practices infectious and parasitic diseases in wild fishes have beenand rearing environments that promote high growth rates can limited primarily to periodic pathogen prevalence surveys andhave substantial effects on life history diversity and mean pathological responses to epizootic fish kills. These approach-size and age at maturity. Thus, resource managers tasked es, although valuable for identifying pathogens of concernwith regulating the abundance of hatchery and wild salmonids and documenting some population-level impacts of diseasein fisheries and natural habitats require a thorough, “state epizootics, are largely ineffective at determining sub-epizooticof the art” scientific understanding of the genetic, environ- effects of diseases, understanding environmental condi-mental, and anthropogenic mechanisms that affect age and tions that preface diseases, or mitigating disease impacts onsize at maturity. This symposium will bring together physiolo- wild populations. However, new insights into the ecology ofgists, ecologists, geneticists, population dynamics biologists, diseases in wild fish populations have recently been realizedand other experts to describe the current state of scientific using novel approaches that combine methodologies andunderstanding regarding the mechanisms influencing age and principles from traditional fish health, pathology, molecularsize at sexual maturity of salmonid fishes with an emphasis on biology, epidemiology, population biology, and specific etiologi-management implications. cal disciplines (ie. virology, bacteriology, parasitology) with well-controlled empirical studies that ascribe cause-and effectConservation and Management of Kokanee, the Little disease relationships between host, pathogen, and environ-Oncorhynchus nerka, in an Altered and Changing mental variables. This symposium highlights some of theLandscape recent advancements in disease ecology of wild fishes by pro-Monday, September 5th viding case histories where this research approach has been3:30 PM - 5:15 PM effective. The intent of this symposium is to demonstrate theWashington State Convention Center - 615 utility of disease ecology research for understanding temporal and spatial fluctuations in population sizes and demographicsOrganizers: Jeffrey Chan, Hans B. Berge that are typically veiled within the natural mortality constantUnlike their anadromous counterpart, sockeye salmon, (M) of fishery population models.kokanee have been successfully introduced into lake systemswithin and outside of their native distribution, making for a mixof both native and introduced populations. Many populationsof kokanee have a high recreational value and/or forage valuefor other fish species, and as a resident ecotype of O. nerkaare generally at greater inherent risk of being impacted by hu-man perturbations than their anadromous-ecotype. Questions64
  • 72. Food and Space Revisited: Drift-Foraging Ecology and quality feeds, hatcheries cannot produce. Therefore, researchHabitat Selection is continually ongoing to identify sustainable feed formulations to ensure economically- and environmentally- friendly fishTuesday, September 6th production in our ever-changing world.8:00 AM - 12:00 PMWashington State Convention Center - 3B In accordance with the meeting’s theme, this symposium will highlight advances in sustainable hatchery nutrition intendedOrganizers: John Hayes, John Piccolo to meet demands placed on our nation’s hatcheries for “To-Both food and space have been identified as regulators of morrow’s Changing World”. Our purpose for this session is tostream salmonid populations. In the early 1980’s research share the latest advancements in fish feeding, nutrition, andon these two factors took distinctly separate paths, develop- sustainable production. Topics of interest include species-ing into physical habitat modeling (e.g. Bovee 1982, FWS/ specific diets, feeding strategies, feed training techniques,OBS-82/26) and the origins of drift foraging-based models alternative feed ingredients, and any other approach used to(Fausch 1984, CJZ). More recently these paths have rejoined maximize healthy fish performance in the public the development of bioenergetics-based habitat selec-tion and growth models that include both detailed physical Improving Research and Management of Columbiahabitat assessment and drift foraging success. The energetic River Fish and Wildlife: Two Decades of Independentcomponent of these models are based largely on Hughes Scientific Reviewand Dill’s (1990, CJFAS) landmark drift-foraging model, and Tuesday, September 6ththe latest versions being implemented as both research and 8:00 AM - 12:00 PMenvironmental assessment tools (Hayes et al. 2007, Ecol. Washington State Convention Center - 617Model.; Railsback et al. 2009, PSW-GTR-218). We now foreseerapid expansion in the application of energetics-based habitat Organizers: Robert J. Naiman, Nancy Huntly, Erik Merrillmodels management tools for stream salmonids. It is unclear, Sponsored By: Northwest Power and Conservation Councilhowever, just how much ecologists really understand driftforaging. For example, in a recent test of the most advanceddrift foraging model, Hughes et al. (2003, CJFAS) found that it For over two decades, independent science groups haveover-estimated gross energy gain by a factor of two. This has informed the research and management of fish and wildlife inrather serious implications for accurate predictions for fish the Columbia River Basin. With presentations and a conclud-growth and habitat selection. The objective of this session ing panel, the symposium will explore the science groups’is to call together research leaders in this field, to assess origination amidst controversy, basic operations, interfaceour present state of knowledge on drift-foraging theory and with policy, and recent recommendations to view restorationmodeling, and to identify future research needs. What will the efforts with a food web and an ecosystem-scale generation of energetics-based habitat selection models Consequently, AFS participants will gain understanding oflook like, and how can we as ecologists improve their predic- fisheries restoration issues in the Columbia River Basin, heartive abilities whilst being mindful of cost benefit tension with how multi-disciplinary scientific advice is used to inform policyincreasing model complexity? The focus will be on improving in the USA’s largest regional recovery effort, and thus considerboth ecological theory, and the interface with stream fish whether independent science, as an integral part of programs,management. is beneficial. Speakers will provide broader context by relating the Columbia River Basin examples to comparative cases in other regions.Hatchery Nutrition: Feeding Fish for Tomorrow’sChanging World Independent scientific review for the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program of the Northwest Power and Conser-Tuesday, September 6th vation Council is implemented by two groups: the Independent8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Scientific Review Panel (ISRP) and the Independent ScientificWashington State Convention Center - 616 Advisory Board (ISAB). Each group provides unique services toOrganizers: Heidi Lewis, Ron Twibell the program.Sponsored By: Abernathy Fish Technology Center (U.S. Fish The ISRP was created by Congress and conducts project-and Wildlife Service); AFS Fish Culture Section specific reviews that inform funding decisions for a program with an annual budget over $200M. In 15 years, the ISRP hasWhether it is to enhance sport and commercial fisheries or reviewed over 2,500 proposals. The symposium will explorerestore native populations, propagated fish are used as a the review outcomes from the perspectives of the reviewermanagement tool by our state, federal, and tribal agencies. and the policy maker.Over 1.7 billion fish weighing more than 40 million pounds are The ISAB conducts state of the science reviews that informreleased into our nation’s waters every year. Compared to his- program development by the Council, NOAA Fisheries, and thetorical estimates from the 1930’s, these numbers represent Columbia River Indian Tribes ISAB advice is intended to avoida seven-fold reduction in total number, but 10-fold increase in gridlock over scientific uncertainty, circumvent unnecessarytotal weight of fish cultured specifically for stocking. additional research, and resolve conflicting opinions on recov-Most of the 100+ stocked fish species, subspecies, and ery issues. In 15 years, the ISAB has produced over 70 reportshybrids lack established nutrient requirements. However, to covering mainstem fish passage, habitat restoration strate-achieve production goals, our nation’s hatcheries must have gies, hatchery issues, climate change, human developmentaccess to high-quality feeds that meet the anticipated nutri- impacts, and non-native species. Recent ISAB reports on foodtional demands of their respective taxa. Without these high webs and landscape-scale restoration will be highlighted. 65
  • 73. Salmon Spawning Levels and Ecosystem Connections related bioengineering fields. Particular attention will be paid to lessons learned from research on fish passage and protec-Tuesday, September 6th tion at powerplants and water withdrawals—in many cases the8:00 AM - 12:00 PM problems and solutions faced by these two lines of researchWashington State Convention Center - 608 are very similar, and lessons learned in each field may holdOrganizers: Hal Michael Jr., John Lombard, Bruce Finney, valuable information for the other. This will be followed by ses-Leon Shaul sions describing application of behavior, and biomechanics to improve gear selectivity, and will conclude with a discussion ofOver the last two decades information has accumulated about how technical solutions can be combined with managementthe value spawning salmon provide to the terrestrial/freshwa- policies to optimize both fishing and conservation interests.ter ecosystem. Despite this, management of anadromous sal-monids continues to be driven by single species concerns andsingle species values. The recent reintroduction of wolves into Aquatic Invasive Species Control and Native Speciesthe Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem has resulted in an ecologi- Restoration: Technical and Regulatory Challengescal cascade of change; some “positive” and some “negative”. Tuesday, September 6thThe goal of this symposium will be to present the current 8:00 AM - 3:00 PMunderstanding of the effect that large numbers of spawning Washington State Convention Center - 612salmon have on the terrestrial and associated freshwater eco-systems. The symposium will also present recent analyses of Organizers: Brian Finlayson, Don Skaar, Jarle Steinkjerthe effect that large salmon escapement biomass has on the Sponsored By: AFS Fish Management Chemicals Subcommit-production of other salmonids. Finally, salmon managers will tee; Prentiss Incorporated; Turner Enterprises Incorporateddetail their agency response to the presented information. TheOrganizers will develop and submit a summary paper to Fish- The use of piscicides rotenone and antimycin as tools in inte-eries. The Symposium should be beneficial to a broad sweep grated pest management for aquatic invasive species controlof Fisheries Professionals from the front-line fishery manager and native fish restoration efforts has become establishedto researchers and professionals with other “priorities” such worldwide, but technical and regulatory challenges affectas timber and wildlife managers. The cross-species emphasis the successful completion of many projects. This AFS Fishand consideration of ecosystem cascade possibilities should Management Chemicals Subcommittee-sponsored full daystimulate discussion and thought among attendees. Each pre- symposium will facilitate the sharing of information amongsenter, oral and poster, will be asked to provide up to five key government agencies and conservation groups and produce areferences on their topic. These will be collated into a master better understanding of the technical and regulatory chal-list and made available to attendees. lenges facing projects utilizing piscicides. Recent reregistra- tion of the piscicides have placed new standardized operatingThe Cutting Edge of Bycatch Management: Science, procedures on their use and pending regulatory requirementsPolicy and Engineering for wastewater discharge permits will affect how and underTuesday, September 6th what circumstances projects are implemented. The success8:00 AM - 12:00 PM of these projects are affected as their size and scope increaseWashington State Convention Center - 4C-1 over time, and environmental protection directives can have counterproductive effects through time-consuming, compli-Wednesday, September 7th ance-based legal challenges. Other issues continue to affect8:00 AM - 5:15 PM the safe and effective use of piscicides including training andWashington State Convention Center - 4C-1 guidance for applicators, minimizing pesticide discharges, public opinion of fish control projects, and concerns aboutOrganizers: Joseph T. DeAlteris, Theodore Castro-Santos, human and environmental safety. A thirty-minute facilitatedPingguo He, Craig Rose, Ken Beal, Jacob Kritzer, Rebecca Rob- panel discussion that follows the individual presentationsbins Gisclair, Thomas C. Stark will develop a list of successful strategies that move projectsSponsored By: AFS Bioengineering Section; AFS Marine forward. The symposium will provide for the refinement of theFisheries Section long-term strategy for the use of chemicals in fish manage- ment.Catch of non-target species is one of the most serious chal-lenges facing fisheries managers today. Bycatch at once Assessing the Role of Marine Protected Areas inreduces efficiency and increases the environmental impact Restoring, Sustaining, and/or Enhancing Fisheriesof the fishery on both target and nontarget species, and often Tuesday, September 6thto the physical habitat as well. This symposium will showcase 8:00 AM - 3:00 PMground-breaking work being done to confront bycatch chal- Washington State Convention Center - 619lenges. We will begin with several papers documenting thescale and scope of the problem. This will be followed by a ses- Organizers: Robert Brock, Dvora Hart, Susanne McDermottsion describing current and developing policy strategies for re-ducing bycatch, including a series of innovative management Fishery managers are charged with fulfilling several societalapproaches aimed at using market mechanisms, industry ini- social and economic objectives. They try and manage fishtiatives, and other incentive-based tools. The symposium will stocks for optimum yield, ensure that adequate spawning bio-conclude with a series of sessions on conservation engineer- mass is available for future recruitment success, and minimizeing. This will begin with several papers on the biological basis the risk of overfishing, all while attempting to preserve jobsof fishing gear design and will explore commonalities with and recreational opportunities in the community. We have66
  • 74. all been made painfully aware of the many instances where Coastal Cutthroat Trout Symposium: Research,conventional fishery management methods have led to serial Status, and Conservationoverfishing. These highly publicized failures have led many tosearch for additional tools to successfully management fish Tuesday, September 6thstocks. Marine protected areas (MPAs) have been increasingly 8:00 AM - 3:00 PMproposed, evaluated and implemented as management tools Washington State Convention Center - 4C-3for achieving both fisheries and conservation objectives in Organizers: Kitty Griswold, Robert E. Gresswell,aquatic ecosystems. Monitoring projects undertaken in coral Stephen Phillips, Roger Harding, Ron Ptolemyareas (e.g., Florida Keys, Caribbean, Philippines) have shownthat MPAs can have a positive effect on species density, size, Sponsored By: Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commissionbiomass, and diversity inside MPAs. As fishers are displacedfrom no-take marine reserves, concentrating extraction efforts Coastal cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii clarkii) expressinto smaller spaces, current ecological research is addressing diverse life history variation, perhaps more than any of thewhether the increased spillover of adults and increase flow Pacific salmonids. As such, biologists face many challenges inof larvae from MPAs can have positive impacts outside MPAs managing and conserving their populations. In addition, manyas well. Many temperate and arctic species are not as habitat efforts that focus on Pacific salmon exclude coastal cutthroatcentric like many of the tropical species that rely on coral reefs trout, so a symposium focusing on the sub-species is muchfor much of their life histories. Can these areas also provide needed. Our symposium will share new research and con-perceived fishery benefits outside MPAs in adjacent areas servation actions that focus on coastal cutthroat trout. Thiseven as species tend to have much larger home ranges com- symposium will be of interest to scientists and managers whopared to their tropical counterparts? It is the objective of this work within the extensive distributional range of coastal cut-special symposium to present results from many MPAs found throat trout (approximately 1,500 coastal miles), as well as re-in different areas (e.g., temperate, tropical) and to assess their searchers who wish to learn more about sampling in estuariescontribution to restoring fisheries in overfished area, sustain- and probability sampling at the landscape scale. It will also being fisheries, and enhancing nearby fisheries through bigger of interest to those who work with small populations, and prac-and more fecund species found inside MPAs. titioners of on-the-ground conservation who are interested in conserving biological variation within species. Scheduled talksChallenges in Monitoring Outmigrating include coastal cutthroat trout migration patterns in fresh-Juvenile Salmonids water and estuary habitats, distribution and occupancy of freshwater habitat, and special issues facing coastal cutthroatTuesday, September 6th trout, such as small population size, island populations, and8:00 AM - 3:00 PM natural hybridization. We will also present working examples ofThe Conference Center - 301 projects under a conservation initiative for coastal cutthroatOrganizer: Matthew Klungle trout that was started in 2006, including the challenges to develop conservation actions given the wide range of variationMuch attention and recognition has been given to monitoring and unique biology of coastal cutthroat trout. At the end of theoutmigrating juvenile salmonids because of the valuable infor- symposium we will host a panel discussion. The panel will bemation it provides to address a wide range of uncertainties. challenged to integrate the new information presented at theThese may include, but are not limited to, estimating freshwa- symposium with known data gaps. The panel will be asked toter production, evaluating habitat modifications, forecasting identify and discuss the pressing information needs to betteradult returns, estimating marine survival, and developing manage and conserve coastal cutthroat trout.stock-recruitment relationships. However, collecting this infor-mation is often difficult due to stochastic riverine conditions, Colonization and Reintroduction of Anadromousdiverse life history strategies, low abundances of at risk popu- Salmonidslations. Learning how others have attempted to address thesechallenges will provide insight for more effective and efficient Tuesday, September 6thjuvenile salmonids monitoring programs. 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Washington State Convention Center - 4C-4The objective of this symposium is to provide a forum to shareexperiences and ideas relating to the challenges in trapping Organizers: George R. Pess, Peter Galbreathoutmigrating juvenile salmonids and estimating their abun- Sponsored By: Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commissiondance. Topics may include trapping methods, trap design andmodification, study design, developments in abundance and Human activity over the past centuries has precipitated notvariance estimation, accounting for trap outages, and estima- only the widespread reduction in abundance of individual ana-tion validation. dromous salmonid populations, but the outright extirpation of many of them. Fisheries management agencies are actively involved in developing recovery plans to rebuild salmon. Opportunities for re-establishing extinct populations have gen- erally been associated with dam removal events, or with con- struction of new passage structures to permit upstream and downstream migration. In these cases, the goal of the plans is to recreate naturally self-sustaining populations, typically by permitting natural recolonization or by actively reintroduc- ing fish. However, numerous questions exist regarding what 67
  • 75. management approach is most appropriate. Should a passive This symposium fits perfectly with this year’s meetingapproach be adopted, allowing native fish to naturally migrate theme,“New Frontiers in Fisheries Management and Ecol-into and colonize a reopened habitat? Should wild fish - native ogy: Leading the Way in a Changing World”, as ecosystemor from a nearby population - be captured and actively reintro- approaches are central to fisheries management. Increasedduced? Should reintroduction be facilitated through succes- ecosystem knowledge will help to provide scientific sup-sive years of supplementation with hatchery-reared fish? port necessary for ecosystem-based management of vital resources and improve decision support tools.A number of presentations have already been solicited todescribe programs in both the Atlantic and the Pacific basins, Connecting Climate Science to Fisheriesinvolved in recreating extirpated salmonid populations. Sev- Management and Ecology in a Changing Worlderal will review examples where fish have been permitted tonaturally colonize reopened habitats, as well as a few where Tuesday, September 6thnon-native fish have “invaded” new habitats. The primary 8:00 AM - 3:00 PMobjective is to gain insight into what are the dominant habitat Washington State Convention Center - 4C-2factors and natural processes associated with successfulestablishment of a new salmonid population. Additional pre- Organizers: Roger B. Griffis, Andrea J. Ray, Charles Stocksentations will describe efforts where extirpated populations Sponsored By: NOAA Earth Systems Research Laboratory;have been actively reintroduced and rebuilt through hatchery NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory; NOAA Fisheriessupplementation. These will provide insight on the conditions Serviceunder which particular hatchery management methodolo-gies lead to successful re-naturalization of the fish, including Evidence is accumulating that diverse climate changes arechoice of source stock, broodstock selection, spawning and impacting marine ecosystems and the living marine resourcesjuvenile rearing, and acclimation and release procedures. (LMRs), human communities and economies that depend on them. Increasing ocean temperatures, changes in ocean cur-Comparative Analysis of Marine Fisheries rents, losses of sea ice, rising sea levels, and ocean acidifica-and Ecosystems tion have already been implicated in shifts in species distribu-Tuesday, September 6th tion, abundance, and phenology of living marine resources.8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Furthermore, climate projections suggest that these impactsWashington State Convention Center - 618 may increase in the future with continued changes in the global climate system. In the face of these changing condi-Organizers: Mary Hunsicker, Olaf Jensen tions, fishery and climate experts are developing tools and approaches to better assess, predict and incorporate climateEffective management of our living marine resources requires impacts into management of the nation’s valuable marine andgreater understanding of ecosystem processes and underlying coastal fisheries.”dynamics. Comparative studies applied across various spatialand temporal scales provide a unique opportunity to increase This symposium will provide an in-depth look at state-of-the-understanding of and predictive capability for marine ecosys- art efforts to assess and respond to the impacts of climatetem organization and production. Comparative analyses can change on marine and coastal fish and fisheries. Using abe utilized in situations where direct experimentation is not combination of case-study and synthesis presentations,feasible due to the necessary temporal and spatial scales the session will highlight the opportunities and challengesfor ecosystem-level studies. Both within and among ecosys- to (1) provide information on current and future climate-tem comparisons can lead to an improved understanding driven changes on marine systems and fish stocks, and (2)of processes controlling ecosystem structure, productivity, incorporate this information into fisheries management. Thebehavior, resilience, and population connectivity, as well as objective is to provide participants with a survey of currenteffects of climate variability and anthropogenic pressures on tools, approaches, lessons learned and critical next steps forliving marine resources and critical habitats. This symposium incorporating climate change projections in decision-makingwill emphasize comparative approaches to tackling ques- for living marine resources. This symposium will provide AFStions concerning marine populations, ecosystems, and their members with an up-to-date assessment from both climatemanagement. and fishery experts on what climate information and projec- tions are currently available for use, how they are being usedWhile there are many important drivers of marine ecosystems, to assess current and future impacts on fish and fisheries,this symposium will focus on the effects of climate change, and the challenges and opportunities of incorporating thisfishing and the interactions between them. Climate change information into fisheries management. Participants will haveaffects marine ecosystems both directly, through changes in opportunity to interact with the experts through question-and-species distributions and vital rates, and indirectly, through answer time after each presentation, and during a moderatedchanges in ecological interactions among species. Fisheries discussion with all presenters at the end of the morning andare social-ecological systems and the impacts of fishing on afternoon sessions.ecosystems are determined by the complex interplay betweenmanagement, fishermen, and the natural environment. Marineecosystems around the world present a wealth of contraststhat can be used to examine the impacts of climate and fish-ing, as well as the relative success of management in mitigat-ing these impacts.68
  • 76. Effective Fish Habitat Conservation: Assessment, Fisheries and Hard Rock MiningProtection, and Rehabilitation Tuesday, September 6thTuesday, September 6th 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM8:00 AM - 3:00 PM The Conference Center - 302Washington State Convention Center - 607 Organizers: Robert M. Hughes, Carol Ann Woody,Wednesday, September 7th Cindy Hartmann, Sarah L. O’Neal1:15 PM - 5:15 PM Sponsored By: Trout Unlimited; Pebble Partnership;Washington State Convention Center - 603 AFS Water Quality SectionOrganizers: Paul DeVries, Susan-Marie Stedman,Sarah Spilseth Sandstrom As human population expands so does demand for renewable and nonrenewable resources. Human activities are linked toEffective aquatic habitat conservation depends on identifying widespread extinction of North American freshwater fishes;the best place for conservation action and the most appropri- primary causal factors are habitat destruction and degrada-ate kind of conservation action. How does one proceed from tion. About 39 percent of 1,200 described North American in-conducting a watershed- or sub-basin scale conservation land fishes are imperiled and current extinction rate averagesneeds assessment to identifying specific fish habitat protec- about 5.5 taxa per decade since 1890. Demand for fish as ation or restoration projects that match the needs and can be protein and recreational resource is expanding and sustain-shown to be feasible, cost effective, and have highest likeli- ability of fish resources depends on balancing their essentialhood of performing as intended? How does one protect and habitat needs with competing land and water uses, such asrestore urban shorelines in the face of increasing population metal mining.pressures? The first part of this symposium will answer thosequestions with case studies that use assessment results Metals serve important functions in technology, industry andand clearly explained reasoning and with examples of urban everyday use. However, metal mining can raise sustainabilityshoreline restoration practices, policy approaches to promote issues relative to fisheries. Metal extraction and processingprivate stakeholder participation, and monitoring results that requires landscape alteration, copious amounts of freshwa-examine the effectiveness of various approaches from all ter, and long-term or perpetual waste storage and treatment.over North America, including Washington, Florida, Wisconsin, Biologists focused on balancing fisheries and metal miningOhio, New England, and Canada. When is habitat protection requirements are often challenged to assess risks, predictthe best conservation option and how can restoration comple- impacts, avoid and/or mitigate impacts, and implement moni-ment protection? The second part of the symposium will toring programs, often with limited information.answer that question with examples from around the countryof a wide range of aquatic habitat protection and restoration The purpose of this symposium is to encourage biologistsmethods. involved in fisheries and metal mining issues to share their knowledge and experiences, especially in relation to:Effects of Renewable Energy Installations • Case studies illustrating mine developments compatibleon Marine Ecosystems and incompatible with fisheries sustainabilityTuesday, September 6th • Essential baseline data for impact prediction and8:00 AM - 3:00 PM mitigationWashington State Convention Center - 602 • Risk AssessmentsOrganizer: Keith KirkendallSponsored By: AFS Bioengineering & Physiology Sections • Metals toxicityThe climate change debate has increased efforts to develop • Development of long term monitoring programstechnologies for exploiting alternative energy sources. The • What is a “low risk” versus “high risk” mineral develop-marine environment offers several options, including tidal, ment relative to fisherieswave and wind energy. Of particular concern are the poten-tial for fish and marine mammals to collide with submarine • Successful and unsuccessful mitigation for fish habitatinstallations or noise and electric fields to affect physiology lossand behavior. Impacts to fish and birds may be seen at the Various aspects of how mining can impact fisheries will bepopulation level, while other marine species (e.g., cetaceans, discussed including: what we need to know about fish habitat,pinnipeds, and turtles) may be affected at the individual level. biointegrity, hydrology, water chemistry, toxicology, metalsPotential effects on benthic and pelagic habitats from marine impacts on fish, monitoring, ecosystems, pollution indices,energy devices may also lead to wider biological communities metals bioavailability and how to minimize or avoid impactsand ecosystems important for fish development and fisheries to fisheries. The question of whether fisheries and mining ismanagement. This symposium will bring together international compatible and what conditions must be met to determinemarine scientists to present their research on the environmen- compatibility will be addressed.tal effects of marine renewable energy and identify potentialmonitoring and mitigation strategies to address these effects. 69
  • 77. Human Influence on Connectivity and Population variety of fields working on larval dispersal and connectivity inStructure for River Fishes the widest sense, as well as end users of the research, such as resource managers and policy makers. The focus will be onTuesday, September 6th marine species of commercial or conservation significance,8:00 AM - 3:00 PM though contributions on ecological or genetic model speciesWashington State Convention Center - 606 are also welcome. Our symposium is not only central to theOrganizers: Aimee H. Fullerton, Rebecca Flitcroft meeting’s motto by highlighting the new frontiers in larval dispersal both conceptually and methodologically, but it isSponsored By: NOAA Fisheries; U.S. Forest Service also timely because of need to integrate different disciplines investigating marine dispersal.Stream connectivity allows fishes access to the suite of habi-tats necessary for different life history stages and is, there- Parameters That Aren’t: Time-Varying Effects in Stockfore, of conservation concern. Human activities alter natural Assessmentconnections over broader spatial extents and for longerperiods than do the natural disturbances under which many Tuesday, September 6thspecies have evolved. Fishes that survive in dendritic river 8:00 AM - 3:00 PMsystems are especially threatened by anthropogenic factors Washington State Convention Center - 609that fragment habitats and create dispersal barriers because Organizers: James Thorson, Michael Wilberg, James R. Bencefish must move within the pathways of a river network. Im-pacts from hydropower dams, water withdrawals, and climate Sponsored By: AFS Estuarine and Marine Fisheries Subsectionchange prevent movement either physically (dams, low waterconditions) or by altering habitat quality (high temperature Recent research in stock assessment modeling has been di-barriers) or ecological interactions. Conversely, humans have rected towards diagnosing and compensating for “parametersalso increased connections among waterways with inter-basin that aren’t”, i.e., biological, anthropogenic, and environmentaltransfers, canalization, and the spread of nonindigenous effects causing the value of modeled parameters to changespecies. In this symposium, we will (1) describe theoretical over time. Changes in parameters over time could accelerateimplications of alterations to connectivity for riverine species, as global climate and regime shifts modify trophic relation-(2) evaluate case studies for empirical effects of altered con- ships, while fisheries management at fine spatial scales ornectivity on population structure, and (3) consider the utility of for ecosystem components may have different sensitivity toalternative conservation approaches, focusing on trade-offs time-varying effects than single-species models. These andbetween benefits provided by re-establishing lost connectivity other concerns have prompted research into time-varyingand risks associated with increased connectivity (e.g., nonin- parameters for gear selectivity, catchability, predation mortal-digenous species, pollutants, pathogens). This symposium will ity, growth, population productivity, and many others. Recentprovide an excellent opportunity to bridge knowledge from a research has also sought to diagnose time-varying effectsvariety of subdisciplines to think critically about how humans using retrospective analysis, has investigated methods for pro-influence the connections experienced by lotic fishes. jecting likely changes in parameters under future conditions, and has explored the sensitivity of management strategies toLarval Dispersal, Population Connectivity and the likely time-varying effects. This symposium will focus on theManagement of Marine Species modification of existing models and the development of new models to account for time-varying effects. Because assess-Tuesday, September 6th ment model types are parameterized differently, different8:00 AM - 3:00 PM models are likely to permit different types of modifications for,Washington State Convention Center - 3A or may already be robust to, particular time-varying effects.Organizers: Lorenz Hauser, Gary R. Carvalho, Thus, the discussion will also involve the selection of assess-William D. Templin ment model or control rule types that are appropriate given different time-varying effects. In particular, presentations willSponsored By: AFS Genetics Session include the application of time-varying methods to a particular case study, or will involve a theoretical discussion regardingThe identification of stock structure in marine exploited spe- the circumstances when methods are appropriate. Such meth-cies, in particular as determined by larval dispersal, has been ods will grow in importance as environmental effects continuea central theme in fisheries science for almost a century. More to induce changes in fisheries and ecosystem.recently, the need to estimate population connectivity for thedesign of marine protected area networks and a desire to Rigorous Adaptive Management Approaches tobetter understand larval ecology and recruitment processes Benefit Fish Populations and Aquatic Ecosystemsin commercially important species has further increased theinterest in larval biology including dispersal patterns. With Tuesday, September 6ththis interest, our understanding of larval connectivity and its 8:00 AM - 3:00 PMrelationship with physical, biological and genetic factors has The Conference Center - 305greatly improved in recent years, even though much is still Organizer: David R. Marmorekto be done. Advances in oceanography, modeling, micro-chemistry, genetics and ecology have moved the field rapidly Sponsored By: ESSA Technologiesforward, though limitations in each of these approaches havehighlighted the need for interdisciplinary collaboration. In this True adaptive management (AM) is a rigorous approach forfull-day symposium, we aim to bring together experts from a designing and implementing management actions to maximize70
  • 78. learning about critical uncertainties that affect decisions, lion dollar agricultural industry. This symposium will introducewhile simultaneously striving to meet multiple management the major issues and present the latest research addressingobjectives. Reputable guidance documents present AM as a the causes of the fisheries problems in the upper San Fran-6-step cyclical process: Assess → Design → Implement → cisco estuary, where the changes in the ecosystem, particu-Monitor → Evaluate → Adjust. Unfortunately the term “adap- larly declines in pelagic organisms, have been most severe.tive management” has been widely misused and applied to The presentations will emphasize work conducted as part oflargely ad hoc approaches, diluting its original rigorous intent. an integrated research program over the past five years. TheThe purpose of this symposium is to at least partially rectify goal of the symposium is to educate a broad audience aboutthese misconceptions by providing conference participants fisheries issues in the region, present the results from recentwith recent examples of rigorous AM design, monitoring and studies, and synthesize the results. The symposium will be ofevaluation. The presented projects are at various stages (from interest to a wide range of professionals dealing with complexpre-implementation design to several decades post-imple- and contentious aquatic resource issues.mentation of management actions), and therefore will providea good spectrum of examples. Each speaker will select one or Using Models to Evaluate Predator/Prey Balancemore steps where they’ve developed strategies and approach- (or Imbalance) In the Great Lakes Ecosystemses that could be helpful to others, and difficult challenges thatwere overcome. AFS members and participants attending will Tuesday, September 6thbenefit by getting a primer on True AM in the introductory talk, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PMand then be exposed to a diverse set of examples by leading Washington State Convention Center - 611AM practitioners, which reinforce the concepts presented in Organizers: David B. Bunnell, John M. Dettmers, Timothy B.the introduction. Johnson, Michael L. JonesThe symposium has been organized as follows: Sponsored By: Great Lakes Fishery Commission; The Council• an introductory talk which clearly describes rigorous AM, of Lake Committees; Michigan State University Quantitative distinguishes it from pretend AM, and sets up the talks to Fisheries Center; USGS Great Lakes Science Center follow;• AM Tools and Insights for Habitat Enhancement Efforts Great Lakes ecosystems are stressed at multiple trophic with 10 talks describing projects in CA(2), Columbia levels. Some key recreational fisheries (i.e., Chinook salmon Basin(2), Puget Sound(2), NE(1), NM(1), LA(1) and FL(1); in Lake Huron) have experienced dramatic declines in recent years, and prey fish populations in several systems are declin-• AM Tools and Insights for Hatchery and Fisheries Man- ing to levels of biomass not observed in the past 30 years. agement, with 2 talks describing projects in BC and ID/ Recent surveys of lower trophic levels have revealed marked OR; changes in zooplankton community composition and declines in spring phytoplankton densities. Possible mechanisms• AM Tools and Insights for Flow, Hydropower and Fisheries to explain these changes include excessive consumption Management, with 6 talks describing projects in BC(3), by piscivores (Chinook salmon), invertebrate planktivores AZ(2) and GA(1); (Bythotrephes) or invertebrate herbivores (dreissenid mussels) as well as “bottom-up” driven-changes wrought by declines• a summary of adaptive management challenges and op- in phosphorous loading. Models that incorporate trophic portunities; dynamics allow some of these mechanisms to be evaluated. Speakers in this symposium will use these models with the• a panel discussion; and goal of providing an ecosystem perspective to fishery manag- ers to explain some of the recent ecosystem changes that may• a poster session. have affected or will affect Great Lakes fisheries. Because ecosystem-based fishery management is being increasinglySan Francisco Estuary: A Dynamic Confluence of advocated among fishery managers and scientists across theFisheries, Policy, and Resource Management world, the modeling approaches discussed in this symposium will have broad application beyond the Great Lakes region.Tuesday, September 6th8:00 AM - 3:00 PM American Shad of the Pacific Coast: A BenignWashington State Convention Center - 401 Introduction or Harmful Invasive Species?Organizers: Larry R. Brown, Ted Sommer Tuesday, September 6thOver the past several decades the ecosystems of the San 1:15 PM - 3:00 PMFrancisco estuary and watershed have undergone a substan- Washington State Convention Center - 3Btial series of changes, resulting in the collapse of the pelagic Organizers: Daniel J. Hasselman, Lisa A. Wetzel, Kim Larsenfish and invertebrate communities of the estuary and markeddeclines in migratory fishes such as salmon, sturgeon, and The Pacific coast of the United States has been subjected tosteelhead trout. Efforts to protect declining fish populations non-native fish introductions since the 1800’s. The relativehave conflicted with increasing demand for freshwater and impacts of these introductions on Pacific coastal ecosys-other ecosystem services such as waste disposal. This conflict tems remain largely unknown. Many of these introductionshas led to a resource management crisis of national signifi- were intentional and designed to benefit citizens by provid-cance because the watershed provides the primary water sup- ing new fisheries. Unanticipated negative impacts to nativeply for 25 million California residents and supports a multi-bil- ecosystems have been documented from some of these 71
  • 79. introductions, and call into question their overall value and the Leading Edge Tools for Investigative Fish Scienceappropriate management response. Competing social valuescomplicate management decisions to either promote or con- Tuesday, September 6thtrol the spread of non-native fishes. Some non-native fishes 1:15 PM - 3:00 PMhave become well established and prolific, as in the case of Washington State Convention Center - 603American shad in the Columbia River, which in recent years Organizers: Phil Gaskill, Scott Blankenshiphave become more numerous than all Pacific salmon speciescombined. Despite their presence on the Pacific coast for well This symposium provides a forum for the presentation ofover a century, non-native American shad have remained an leading edge techniques and technologies for the identifica-ecologically overlooked and evolutionarily underappreciated tion and tracking of fish populations and will highlight the newspecies. Whether or not this introduction has had a negative insights which are being gained by their use. Researchers,impact, positive influence or benign effect on Pacific coastal managers, regulators, and other interested parties will beecosystems remains equivocal. This symposium would provide informed regarding new tools being used to conduct scien-researchers and managers with the opportunity to share new tific investigations of fish populations, will be presented withinformation on the distribution, status, and trends in abun- current applications of these tools, and will be challenged todance, etc. of non-native American shad in Pacific coastal apply the techniques and technologies presented to improveecosystems, with particular focus on the Columbia River. the quality of investigative fish science, thereby enhancing its value as perceived by government agencies, private entities,Far-Reaching Technologies: International Technical and the general public.Programs for the Conservation and Improvement Technology and its use are advancing at such a fast rate thatof Aquatic Ecosystems most are unable to stay up to date. This is certainly true in theTuesday, September 6th field of fish science. With heightened focus on fisheries issues1:15 PM - 3:00 PM and greatly expanded monitoring activities, particularly withWashington State Convention Center - 604 the complexities imposed by the Endangered Species Act, fisheries scientists have been challenged to understand andOrganizer: Lawrence Dominguez utilize the best possible investigative methods. Managers and regulators have been challenged in determining which tools toSocietal and natural systems must function properly in order use in monitoring programs and how reliable new techniquesfor people to enjoy a reasonable quality of life over the long- and methodologies might be. American Fisheries Societyterm. This symposium would describe various programs that members and meeting participants will want to know whichenable environmental professionals to apply their knowledge techniques and technologies are state of the art and how theyand skills to address environmental problems stemming from can apply these tools to their particular issues. This sympo-natural or human causes, and to promote environmental and sium will provide information and applications to help bringsocietal well-being over the long-term. More specifically, this scientists, managers, regulators, and others up to speed onsymposium would present emerging concepts, practices, and leading edge tools for investigative fish science.programs that facilitate the transfer of ecological knowledge,tools, and technology to areas that lack these capabilities,mainly through the efforts and auspices of individuals and Managing Diversity in a Changing Worldorganizations willing to volunteer their services and resources. Tuesday, September 6thSymposium presenters would describe opportunities available 1:15 PM - 3:00 PMto AFS members and session guests to provide or avail them- Washington State Convention Center - 616selves of, as the case may be, technical expertise in fishery, Organizer: Jarrad Kosaaquatic, landscape, wildlife, and earth science technologies.International speakers will discuss the acute need for such Sponsored By: U. S. Fish and Wildlife Serviceinformation and technology transfer networks. The partner-ship between AFS and the non-profit organization Ecologists This symposium, Managing Diversity in a Changing World, willWithout Borders (EcoWoB), and their respective roles in provide a forum on diversity management solutions in thepromoting volunteerism within the scientific community, will fisheries conservation field. These will include proposed solu-be described by symposium conveners. EcoWoB was founded tions and examples of existing programs, policies, approachesin 2009 to facilitate the volunteer-based dissemination of and applications being used to overcome barriers to diversityenvironmental expertise from “have” to “have-not” areas of management. This symposium will consider actions that affectthe world. The expertise available includes not only fisher- the range of common employers of fisheries management andies science and management, but also landscape, wildlife, conservation professionals. The focus will be on programswatershed, estuarine, and marine ecology. Representatives and actions that address the need for diversification of sexfrom EcoWoB and other AFS-affiliated organizations such and racial/ethnic demographics. However, presenters mayas Aquaculture Without Frontiers will present examples and also pose solutions that tackle the challenges of effectivelymodels of potential projects and partnerships. Support for managing the many other primary and secondary forms ofthe symposium is expected from agency, NGO, and corporate workforce diversity. This symposium will address how employ-sponsors. The symposium is proposed to be held over in an ers of fisheries professionals are attempting to meet the chal-afternoon session, to be followed by a reception affiliated with lenges of diversity management – both at the individual andthe International Fisheries Section Meeting. The conveners institutional levels – and highlight innovations in connectingwill also maintain a tradeshow space and encourage informa- under-represented publics with fisheries and natural resourcetion exchange among organizations that promote environmen- careers.tal conservation and human welfare72
  • 80. One Fish, Two Fish: Using Fixed Electronic Fish tems simultaneously interact to determine overall productionCounting Systems for Real Time Monitoring of levels. These drivers reflect a triad of factors influencingFreshwater Species fisheries production including fisheries, the environment, and trophodynamics. The presentations will describe a commonTuesday, September 6th methodological framework (i.e. surplus production models)1:15 PM - 3:00 PM that is applied across several levels of taxonomic aggregation,Washington State Convention Center - 4C-1 for several species, and communities from several marineOrganizer: Shaara Ainsley ecosystems and examine model outputs from multiple produc- tion modeling packages. They also estimate management-In keeping with the meeting’s theme, an integral part of relevant metrics and ecosystem attributes and comparecurrent and future fisheries management is the concept of them across populations and ecosystems, and describe theadaptive management, which requires real time monitoring of utility of applying surplus production models in single-species,freshwater species and the use of technologies such as elec- multi-species, and aggregate species group frameworks. Thetronic fish counting systems. In the past, counting the number results particularly elucidate those links between the biogeo-of fish migrating through a stream involved numerous hours of chemistry, ecology, and harvesting in these ecosystems thatobservation in the field. Now, a variety of fixed electronic fish are globally consistent. They also highlight some challengescounting technologies are in use worldwide in systems ranging of fitting such production modeling approaches to similar spe-from small tributary streams to large rivers, like the Columbia cies or functional guilds in contrasting arrangements (differ-River. Because most counters are implemented as part of ent species within ecosystems and similar species betweenlong-term monitoring projects, peer-reviewed studies on the ecosystems) to better delineate what controls ecosystemmethods and operational considerations for using electronic fisheries productivity. Implications of these results for futurefish counters are uncommon. New fisheries technology often work relevant to operational oceanography, population andrequires troubleshooting and modification in the field before it community modeling, and ecosystem-based fisheries manage-can produce consistent and reliable data. Due to the diversity ment will be discussed.of fluvial environments, electronic fish counting installationsmay necessitate a unique configuration based on local condi- High Head Reservoirs - A Black Box? What Do Wetions such as flow, turbulence, swimming velocity of fish, and Know about Fish Growth, Behavior, Distribution,fish behavior. This symposium will address general ques- Survival, and Passage Timing in These Reservoirstions regarding the current status of electronic fish countingsystems: Wednesday, September 7th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM• What are the strengths and weaknesses of the differ- Washington State Convention Center - 611 ent fish counting systems (resistivity, optical, video and hydroacoustic)? Organizer: Greg Taylor• Where are these systems in operation and what species Construction and operation of dams have contributed to major are targeted? What types of in-river structures are used? declines and local extirpations of anadromous salmonids• What information has been gathered to validate the per- (Oncoryhynchus spp.) along the western Pacific Rim (Raymond formance of electronic fish counting systems? 1988; Nehlsen et al. 1991; National Research Council 1996).• What are examples of trends that have been detected us- Consequently, many salmon and steelhead populations have ing fish counters? What can we learn from data collected been listed as threatened and endangered under the U.S. using these systems? How can these data be used to Endangered Species Act. One technique for improving declin- inform management decisions? ing runs is to reintroduce fish into historic/suitable habitat blocked by dams. Private industry, federal and state regulatoryWhat Influences Fisheries Production? Comparing and resource agencies, non-governmental organizations andthe Effects of Environmental, Fishing, and Food Web the public are working on technologies to pass fish safely upForcing Across Large Marine Ecosystems and downstream of dams. Interdisciplinary teams working onWednesday, September 7th downstream passage often have sufficient data on fish enter-8:00 AM - 9:45 AM ing and exiting the reservoir, but less is often known aboutWashington State Convention Center - 615 how fish use reservoirs. The reservoirs often become a black box. This symposium will gather researchers with expertise inOrganizers: Sarah Gaichas, William Stockhausen, fish use of reservoirs to present and discuss the latest scien-Thomas J. Miller, Jason S. Link, Timothy E. Essington, tific developments in this field.R. Ian Perry, Alida BundyWith growing interest in taking an ecosystem approach to Life History Variability in Marine Fish: Climate andfisheries management, it is increasingly important to under- Fishing Induced Controlsstand the complex forces regulating ecosystem dynamics. Wednesday, September 7thIn particular, how do climate forcing and food web structure 8:00 AM - 12:00 PMinteract to support fisheries production, and what processes Washington State Convention Center - 4C-4amplify, dampen or obstruct the production that ecosystemsprovide? We present the results of an international workshop Organizers: Thomas Helser, Miriam Doyle, Paul Spencerfocused on applying multiple surplus production models to Over the last decades, exploited marine fish stocks havewidely diverse ecosystems of the world’s oceans to under- shown pronounced changes in vital rates and life historystand how multiple drivers of productivity in fishery ecosys- characteristics such as body size- and mass-at-age, maturity 73
  • 81. schedules and reproductive potential. These changes, wheth- urgent need of collaboration between all parties involved, theer driven by plastic responses to shifts in environmental condi- symposium will culminate in a panel session aimed at discuss-tions, population density or genetic-based adaptive responses ing different aspects of elasmobranch fishery management,to harvesting, must be better understood in order to develop including current level of stock assessment knowledge, priori-sustainable harvest strategies over multi-generational time ties for stakeholders, suggested regulation and policies, andscales. Life history variability in marine fish and the control proposed future actions to implement sustainable fisheries.mechanism(s) responsible have been investigated in con-trolled laboratory studies, in retrospective observational stud- Potential Effects of Ocean Acidification onies and in theoretical models. Yet despite these efforts there Fisheries and Other Marine Resourcesremains a great deal of scientific uncertainty regarding whysome stocks show greater variability than others, whether pat- Wednesday, September 7thterns across multiple stages and species show synchronous 8:00 AM - 3:00 PMpopulation responses to environmental variability, which fac- The Conference Center - 305tors exert most control and at what life stage, and what is the Organizers: Paul McElhany, John E. Stein, Shallin Buschfunctional response between controlling factor and variablelife history trait. The symposium’s goal is to provide a forum for Increased uptake of anthropogenic CO2 alters the carbonatethe communication of research and contemporary discussion chemistry and pH of the ocean with the potential for delete-of these fundamental responses and how knowledge of them rious effects on the base of the marine food web. Oceancan inform the management of marine living resources. acidification, therefore, is an issue of increasing concern for fisheries and other living marine resources. Given that oceanManagement of Elasmobranch Fisheries: acidification is a relatively recent area of focused research,Sustainability, Conservation, and Regulation it is challenging to understand the extent of the acidificationof Global Trade threat to fisheries and marine ecosystems. In this symposium we will explore the potential effects of acidification from theWednesday, September 7th perspective of a range of disciplines. Topics include, model-8:00 AM - 3:00 PM ing projected changes in ocean carbon chemistry, marineWashington State Convention Center - 607 carbon monitoring, individual species’ response to increased CO2, food web and ecosystem modeling of potential effects onOrganizers: Andrea Dell’Apa, Lyndell Bade, Charles Bangley, fisheries as well as perspectives from the fishing and shell-Jennifer Cudney-Burch fish aquaculture industries about potential impacts of oceanInternational concern has been raised over the magnitude of effort exerted on elasmobranchs, as excessive harvest-ing quickly depletes stocks. Management of these fisheries is Advances in Data Management and Dissemination:difficult for several reasons. In some regions elasmobranchs The View from the Edge of a New Frontierare not the primary fishing target, causing inaccuracies inlanding data and taxonomic identification of captured species. Wednesday, September 7thTotal catches and by-catch are often unknown due to limita- 8:00 AM - 5:15 PMtions in monitoring of fishery activities. Elasmobranch fisheries Washington State Convention Center - 616are often managed under models developed for teleost fishes, Organizers: Kathryn Thomas, Jeff Kopaska, Brion Cook,which are more resilient to heavy fishing pressure. Significant Jennifer M. Bayer, Jihong Daidecrease in pelagic shark populations is occurring due toillegal fishing, driven by the fin trade in Asian countries. As a The technologies and policies of data management and publi-consequence, diving operators experience loss of income, and cation have rapidly developed resulting in increasingly sophis-in some countries shark tourism is a significant contributor of ticated tools and approaches for making data readily availablenational economies. Altering elasmobranch population sizes –for scientists, policy makers, resource managers, commer-affects local trophic relationships, causing ecosystem-level cial enterprises, anglers and the public. Yet, not knowing whatimbalance. data is available for scientific research and decision-making has considerably impacted fishery management, regulatory re-Despite these difficulties, some elasmobranch populations porting needs, and the nation’s ability to handle environmentalare now successfully managed (Northwest Atlantic spiny disasters. Also, while marine and fisheries professionals havedogfish), while others have only recently been the object of always collected copious amounts of data, we don’t alwaysmonitoring. Calls for active management have increased in the utilize that data to its fullest extent. Many entities are makingwake of controversies such as the recent “Save the Bay, Eat a profound changes in how they manage and disseminate theirRay” campaign in Chesapeake Bay, which promotes cownose fisheries data in response to the changes in technology andray harvest. Elasmobranch fisheries must be carefully man- the need to be able to readily access and exchange data.aged to avoid boom-bust cycles and find balance between the Increasingly researchers have the ability to access data col-demand for elasmobranch products and the maintenance of lected over broad spatial and temporal scales, managers havespecies conservation status. increased ability to make data-based decisions, and anglersInternational participants are invited to present various man- can view and compare fish survey information on systemsagement strategies and priorities for different elasmobranch where they recreate. Making basic data broadly available is aspecies. This symposium encourages discussion between dif- revolutionary cultural change for many government agencies.ferent stakeholders, including commercial fishers, managers, This vision is national in scope and coincidentally aligned withconservationists, and governmental agencies. Considering the a strong movement across the federal government, various74
  • 82. state governments, universities and organizations to increase drift—we often overestimate our ability to detect, much lesstransparency and openness of data and information. Ensuring characterize, change associated with selection. This sympo-that the right data gets managed and shared appropriately, re- sium will examine what we know about functional genomicgionally, nationally and internationally in a changing world has variation, what we need to know, and the implications of thisbeen identified as a “highest priority” among organizations, state of knowledge for conservation of fishes. The contributorsregulated parties and stakeholders. to this symposium will also explore the limits as well as the promise of genetics and genomics as applied to conservationClimate Change and Pacific Salmonids and management of fishes. In doing so we seek to indicate where genomics is likely to have the most impact in document-Wednesday, September 7th ing and helping to stem the widespread loss of genetic and8:00 AM - 5:15 PM genetically based phenotypic diversity in the wild.Washington State Convention Center - 4C-2Thursday, September 8th Design and Implementation of Catch Share Programs8:00 AM - 12:00 PM in U.S. Commercial FisheriesWashington State Convention Center - 4C-2 Wednesday, September 7thOrganizers: E. Ashley Steel, Tim Beechie, T. Douglas Beard Jr., 8:00 AM - 5:15 PMLisa Crozier, Brian J. Burke, Scott G. Hinch, Sarah Boon, James The Conference Center - 301Byrne Organizers: Jane DiCosimo, Richard Van Hoosen,Sponsored By: USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Michael PentonyScience Center; Japanese Society of Fisheries Science; USFS “Catch Share” is a generic term for a range of fishery manage-PNW Research Station; NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science ment programs that allocate a portion of an annual catch limitCenter to individuals, cooperatives, communities, or sectors. In prac- tice a fisherman typically receives a secure, but temporary,Climate change is predicted to alter riverine and ocean privilege to harvest a specific quantity of fish. The recipientstemperature patterns and have wide-ranging consequences are obligated to limit their catch to no more than their alloca-for salmonids. The symposium will describe these expected tion. Since 1990 regional fishery management councils havechanges and explore physiological responses to altered adopted 15 catch share programs to meet the specific goalsthermal regimes, the relationship of migration to temperature, of particular commercial fisheries. In 2010 NOAA announcedand climatic drivers of life-history variation. We will scale up its national catch share policy that encourages voluntaryto consider community and landscape scale responses to a use of such programs to help rebuild fisheries and sustainchanging climate as well as cross-generational effects and the fishermen and communities. It stresses adherence to thepotential for adaptation to climate change. We conclude by Magnuson-Stevens Act legal and policy requirements for thediscussing potential rangeshifts and management consider- use of catch shares. Identifying specific management goals,ations of an uncertain climate. ensuring long term fishing community stability, encouraging participation and fair treatment of all individuals and sectors,Conservation Genetics and Genomics in Fisheries conducting thorough analysis of initial allocation and transferWednesday, September 7th provisions, and careful monitoring and adjustment of manage-8:00 AM - 5:15 PM ment plans over time are emphasized.Washington State Convention Center - 3B The catch share model is relatively new to commercial fisher-Thursday, September 8th ies management in the Northeastern United States, but8:00 AM - 3:00 PM success in implementation in the European fisheries and theWashington State Convention Center - 3B Pacific Northwestern region of the United States indicates that it has broad potential. Various aspects of catch share manage-Organizers: Jeffrey J. Hard, Lisa W. Seeb, Jim Seeb, ment will be discussed , ranging from policy issues in modelLinda K. Park implementation, history, and outreach, to more technical is-Sponsored By: AFS Genetics Section sues, such as data analysis in a catch share environment and maintaining quality assurance. The management perspective from the commercial side (as counterpoint to the regulatoryRapid advances in tools and approaches from molecular side) would also be considered, as well as socioeconomicgenetics, genomics, and the analysis of phenotypic data impacts on fisheries of transitioning to a catch share manage-associated with molecular pedigrees are providing unprec- ment model. Attendees and participants will be provided aedented opportunities to improve our understanding of the platform for strengthening their knowledge of current catchamount, distribution and functional significance of genetic share management issues and implications.variation in natural populations and its dynamics over ecologi-cally relevant time. Complete genome sequences will soonbe available for many species, although such information formany organisms that are highly exploited or of conservationconcern may take considerably longer to emerge. However, itis also increasingly clear that our ability to detect natural orhuman-induced selection in species of conservation concernis usually confounded with ecological heterogeneity or genetic 75
  • 83. Evolutionary Ecology, Plasticity, and Adaptability biologists are often reticent when it comes to interacting withof Fish Life Histories: a Symposium in Two Parts young people. Lack of time, training, experience or confidence can be attributed to this lack of involvement.Wednesday, September 7th8:00 AM - 5:15 PM The goal of this symposium is to address these challenges byThe Conference Center - 303 featuring a number of outreach projects that connect youth with nature, promote eco literacy, and careers in aquatic sci-Organizers: Jeffrey Hutchings, Anna Kuparinen, ence, conservation, and education. Educators and scientistsRichard Beamish, Douglas S. Vaughan, Steven X. Cadrin will share approaches to increase the significance of com-Sponsored By: American Institute of Fishery Research Biolo- munication and public engagement in aquatic educationalgists programming. Presentations will cover a number of themes, including: K-12Environmental changes, rapid declines in fish stock abun- curriculum, events, camps, technology, scientist/educatordance, and anthropogenic selection induced by fishing are collaborations and programs that focus on angling, mentoring,questions intimately related to the reproductive capacity of a volunteerism, underserved youth and partnerships. Education-fish stock and the conservation of its phenotypic and genetic al researchers will provide case studies of professionals work-diversity. To these ends, insights into current and future ing collaboratively with educators to develop and implementdynamics of harvested fish stocks, and how fishing might creative new programs. There will also be a strong emphasisaffect targeted populations, can be provided by analyses of on evaluative methods for measuring success and identifyingfish life-histories, specifically investigations on 1) the plastic- needed curriculum adjustments for meeting programmingity of life-histories in response to environmental change, 2) goals. By highlighting success stories and presenting a widethe potential for, and constraints resulting from, evolutionary range of methods that impact our diverse population and agechanges in vital fitness-related traits, and 3) the evolvability range, attendees will leave with new inspiration and ideas toof plasticity itself. One aim of the symposium is to bridge life- make an impact in their local community and beyond.history studies of classical theory, plasticity, and evolution onthe one hand with fisheries science, stock assessment, and Global Conservation, Trophic Relationships andfisheries management on the other. Reaction norms (which Ecology of Forage Fish in Marine Ecosystemsdescribe how genotypes are expressed across a range ofenvironments) and their evolution will be of particular interest. Wednesday, September 7thGenotypic differences in plasticity are fundamentally impor- 8:00 AM - 5:15 PMtant from both conservation and applied perspectives, having Washington State Convention Center - 618the potential to influence everything from recovery rates, Organizers: John Piatt, Mayumi Arimitsu, Caroline Gibson,responses to climate change, fisheries reference points, and Dayv Lowry, Christine Santora, Brandon Jensonharvest-induced evolution. The symposium will investigatehow plastic and genetic variation in fish life-histories trans- “Forage fish” is a unique category of fishes bound together notlates into a population’s ecology and relevant demographic by taxonomy or habitat, but by ecological role. They are small,rates. Part II of this symposium concerns evidence and conse- abundant, schooling fishes (e.g., sand lance, anchovy, herring)quences of increased variability in fish populations, including that constitute a large fraction of diets in marine predatorspresentations that identify changes in the population ecology such as commercial groundfish, marine mammals and sea-of fishes that have intensified in recent years. Presenters are birds. By number, fewer than about 3% of fish in the northeastencouraged to identify the management consequences of the Pacific are forage fish, thus these species play a disproportion-increased variability and how the species is adapting to these ate role in the upward transfer of biomass and energy throughchanges according to its life history strategy. marine food webs. Extensive fisheries have developed for forage fish, which currently account for 40% of global wild fish-Aquatic Education & Outreach: Innovative Programs eries catch. This has generated concern not only for the forageand Evaluative Techniques species involved, but for all higher trophic level organisms that consume them.Wednesday, September 7th8:00 AM - 5:15 PM There are two main avenues of forage fish research: TheWashington State Convention Center - 602 study of fish biology and the study of fish as forage. For both purposes, we are interested in population size and trendsThursday, September 8th over time. These data are fundamental for an “Ecosystem8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Approach to Fisheries” management strategy but scarce forWashington State Convention Center - 602 many forage species; especially those lacking commercialOrganizers: Daniel Spencer, Tom Lang, Orlay Johnson, value. On the “fish” side, we are also interested in the biologyGretchen Glaub of reproduction, recruitment and habitat use; and in the im- pact on populations of disease, pollution, habitat degradation,Youth involvement in outdoor nature activities and studies of commercial fishing and marine climate. On the “forage” side,basic ecology are essentials for fisheries and aquatic conser- we are interested also in predation/fishing pressure, fish qual-vation success. Because these needs have been deempha- ity, school density, “minimum biologically acceptable limits”sized, it is critical for our work force to facilitate the under- of forage biomass needed to support predators, and the influ-standing of, experiences with, and appreciation for aquatic ence of environment and fisheries on these variables.resources from kindergarten through college aged youth.Ample outreach opportunities are generally available; however,76
  • 84. Global Fisheries: Balancing Overfishing and Food Recreational fisheries are important and growing componentsProduction of many marine and freshwater fisheries. Because recre- ational fishing is characterized by a large number of peopleWednesday, September 7th accessing marine or fresh waters from many different points,8:00 AM - 5:15 PM these fisheries are usually more feasibly monitored and man-Washington State Convention Center - 3A aged with different techniques than those typically used forOrganizers: Eric Knudsen, Shijie Zhou, Cleve Steward commercial fisheries. Each fisher typically harvests a small number of fish, but collectively the participants may take aSponsored By: Sustainable Fisheries Foundation very significant fraction of the total annual catch of a given fish stock.There have been numerous scientific studies, and mediareports, about the dire condition of the world’s fisheries. The Recreational fishery catch limits are being managed in differ-warnings have included concerns about overfishing from ent ways for different fish stocks, but the limits set for somebiomass, age structure, food web, and habitat viewpoints. Ad- stocks are sometimes greatly exceeded. The adequacy of aditionally, several meta-analyses of large numbers of fisheries particular survey design depends on the temporal and spatialthroughout the world have tended to emphasize the global na- scales used for management of the fishery. This symposiumture and extent of overfishing. In response to these warnings, will focus on reviewing a variety of alternative survey meth-some authors have argued that overfishing claims have been ods that are either being used or tested for the estimation ofoverestimated and that many stocks can withstand current recreational fishing effort, catch per unit effort, and/or catchfishing pressure to support food production. in different countries. The emphasis will be on understand- ing how survey methods can be most appropriately matchedThis symposium will try to answer questions about local, with different fishing sectors to meet stock assessment andregional, and global overfishing. What does overfishing mean management requirements.biologically and ecologically? When is a stock deemed to beoverfished? What are the latest scientific developments for Incorporating Estimates of Survival, Biologicalassessing biological and ecological status of stocks? What Diversity and Spatial Distribution Into Salmonidare the optimum biomass, age structure, sex ratio, and trophic Life-Cycle Modelscondition for a given stock? What are the ecosystem needsfor healthy fisheries? How does fishing pressure on one stock Wednesday, September 7thaffect the status of other stocks and ecosystem goods and 8:00 AM - 5:15 PMservices? The symposium will include case examples from Washington State Convention Center - 617fisheries around the world, focus on the scientific basis for Organizers: Philip Roni, John Ferguson, Jack E. Williams,determining stock status, and on theoretical studies on differ- Correigh Greene, Eric Knudsenent types of overfishing and their combined ecological effects.Similarly, some talks will focus on the balance between the Sponsored By: NOAA; Trout Unlimitedneed for food production and resource conservation. Considerable effort is being expended on life cycle modelingThe symposium will be of high interest to AFS members and to assist with the recovery of salmonid fishes. Many of theseis of great international import. This symposium may be the models have suggested that various life stages are limitingmost well-attended of the AFS conference and will likely at- salmonid production (e.g., Karieva et al.2000; Greene ettract wide media attention. Stakeholders include the fishing al. 2005; Honea et al. 2009). These models are also highlyindustry, fisheries scientists, marine ecologists, institutional desirable for estimating salmonid carrying capacities and/orand governmental policy experts, and food resource strate- escapement goals. However, the modeling efforts are only asgists. The day-long symposium will begin with two 30-minute good as the data that populate them and sometimes thosekeynote talks, followed by 15-minute speaker slots. Present- constructing the models do not fully understand the limita-ers will collaborate on a group-authored summary publica- tions of the data. Similarly, field scientists often do not collecttion presenting the salient points and conclusions from the the type of data needed to populate or improve life cyclesymposium. models and the limiting life stage is often the one for which little data exists. Fortunately, several recent ongoing studiesImproving Survey Methods for Monitoring are quantifying life-stage specific survival, biological diversity,Recreational Fishing Effort and Catch and other factors influencing production. These new findingsWednesday, September 7th are being used to improve models. Further, researchers are8:00 AM - 5:15 PM engaged in technical investigations that are advancing under-Washington State Convention Center - 609 standing of the number and diversity of salmonids needed to fill their various habitats by integrating statistical relation-Organizers: David A. Van Voorhees, Claus Reedtz Sparrevohn, ships with habitat-template approaches to more accuratelyJeremy Lyle, Maggie Sommer, Jon Helge Vølstad model salmonid populations. The objective of this symposiumFor many fish stocks, the recreational fishing sector now takes is to bring together modelers and those making empiricala significant fraction of the total amount of fish caught in a estimates of survival and diversity to foster collaboration andgiven year. Hence, the accuracy and timeliness of recreational determine future research needs. This symposium will includecatch statistics has become a more important and contro- 28 presentations from a variety of scientists working on lifeversial component of both stock assessments and fisheries cycle modeling or field estimates of survival or diversity formanagement. salmonids. The symposium will include sub-sessions focus- ing on modeling approaches, empirical survival estimates, 77
  • 85. and integrating survival, movement, and capacity estimates (these will be covered in other symposia). We have includedinto models. We will close the symposium by summarizing the talks from a broad geographical area, from central Mexico tokey research needs identified by each speaker and ways to southern British Columbia. We believe this type of symposiumimprove survival estimates, life cycle models, and their use in will be valuable to a wide fisheries audience and provide amanagement. foundation for a broader ecosystem perspective. This sym- posium will also contribute to a larger effort by the WesternInvestigating the World of Lamprey Biology Division Native Fishes Committee to review and documentand Ecology the conservation status of all native freshwater fishes within western North America.Wednesday, September 7th8:00 AM - 5:15 PM Riverscape Ecology: Theory and Application forWashington State Convention Center - 606 Understanding and Conserving Lotic FishesOrganizers: Bianca Streif, Mary Moser Wednesday, September 7thSponsored By: US Fish and Wildlife Service; Oregon Depart- 8:00 AM - 5:15 PMment of Fish and Wildlife Washington State Convention Center - 608 Organizers: Kurt Fausch, Christian Torgersen,Lampreys are unique in their retention of primitive charac- Colden V. Baxterteristics, their diverse portfolio of life history strategies, theirfascinating role in freshwater and marine ecosystems, and in Sponsored By: Colorado State University; University ofthe challenges they bring to fish managers. This symposium Washington; Idaho State Universitystrives to review new information on lamprey biology and ecol-ogy, provide updates on lamprey research conducted world- During the last decade, ecologists have developed a generalwide, and stimulate exchange of information among lamprey conceptual model for lotic fishes that explicitly incorporates aresearchers and managers. A primary objective is to stimulate spatially continuous and multi-scale “riverscape” perspective.comparison of the biology of various forms (e.g., anadromous, Recent advances in riverscape ecology have expanded theadfluvial, parasitic, non-parasitic) and their role in a variety of theory and applied these concepts in an ecosystem context toecosystems (e.g., as freshwater residents, marine parasites, better understand how lotic fishes use resources and, in turn,Great Lakes invaders, etc.). This symposium will be of value influence the biological and physical processes that createto participants from a broad range of disciplines (not only and maintain these resources. Applications of new technol-lamprey enthusiasts!) as it seeks to reveal commonalities in ogy and innovative approaches to measuring fish distribu-lamprey biology, conservation, and management among sys- tion, movement, life history, and trophic ecology have furthertems throughout the United States and worldwide. increased the spatial and temporal extent, resolution, and continuity of investigations into the linkages between these patterns and processes. Given these new developments, itNew Frontiers in the Management, Status, and Biol- is time to consider the usefulness and support for these con-ogy of Western Native Freshwater Fishes ceptual models, and how they might be modified or improved.Wednesday, September 7th This symposium provides a forum for research that addresses8:00 AM - 5:15 PM both development and testing of general theory in the river-Washington State Convention Center - 619 scape ecology of lotic fishes, as well as applications of these concepts to advance fish conservation and management. AOrganizers: Roger A. Tabor, Scott A. Bonar hallmark of such research will be approaches that investigateThe freshwater fish fauna of western North America is gener- lotic fish ecology in spatially (and perhaps temporally) moreally depauperate; however, there is a high degree of endemism continuous ways, and employ multi-scale designs to improvein isolated drainages. The western North America fish fauna ecological understanding and conservation of stream andconsists primarily of members of the families Salmonidae, river fishes and other aquatic biota.Cyprinidae, Catostomidae, and Cottidae. While many of themembers of the family Salmonidae have received consider- Stocking Conservation Issues: Integrative Methods inable attention, less research effort has been directed at other Recreational Fisheries; Science and Policy offreshwater fishes. As western North America becomes more Fish Propagationdeveloped, the status of many of our western native freshwa- Wednesday, September 7thter fishes has become questionable. Information on manage- 8:00 AM - 5:15 PMment, status, and biology of all native freshwater fishes is Washington State Convention Center - 401critical for conservation and restoration. Our primary objectiveof this symposium is to bring forth previously unpublished Thursday, September 8thinformation on the management, status, and biology of west- 8:00 AM - 5:15 PMern native freshwater fishes. A similar symposium was held in Washington State Convention Center - 4012004 at the Western Division AFS meetings, and we wish to Organizers: Robert Arlinghaus, Ian G. Cowx, Mike Allen,compliment that work with new information on species previ- Mark Rogers, Eric Hallerman, Jim Bowker, Thomas A. Flagg,ously discussed and information on others not yet covered. Diane Windham, Heather McIntireAlso, we hope to have more management talks to discusswhat is currently being done to restore depleted populations. Stocking constitutes the dominant management tool forWe plan to include presentations on native freshwater spe- maintaining or enhancing inland fisheries. However, the faithcies other than anadromous salmonids, bull trout, or lamprey in stocking programs is diminishing for at least two reasons.78
  • 86. First, conservation concerns have been raised that fish protocols, and effort levels required to implement acoustic tagstocking may pose a threat to wild fish populations. Secondly, monitoring techniques for fisheries research genetic tools have revealed that the fitness of stockedfish in the wild may be low, and little additive effects are to Fish Passage Through Turbines: What Do We Knowbe expected in some situations. The new state of knowledge and Where Are We Goingpromotes a more cautious view on future stocking programs.Although many of the aspects surrounding development of Wednesday, September 7thsustainable stocking practices tackle human dimensions 1:15 PM - 3:00 PMissues (e.g., education of stakeholders about alternatives to Washington State Convention Center - 611stocking) and the decision sciences (e.g., how to decide about Organizer: Stephen V. Amaralstocking in the face of biological risks), much of the underlyingscience on fish stocking management has been fisheries bio- Sponsored By: AFS Bioengineering Sectionlogical in orientation characterized by little integration acrossdisciplines. In this symposium we want to bring together key Greater demand for renewable energy has resulted in increas-experts in the area of fish stocking science from a wide range ing interest in the development of untapped hydropowerof academic disciplines and the field of environmental plan- resources. The focus of new hydropower development hasning. The objective is to reflect on the history and future of fish primarily been associated with increases in generation atstocking and discuss prospects in the context of the eco- existing projects through equipment upgrades and enhance-system approach to fisheries management. The value of the ments or by adding generating facilities to existing non-pow-symposium to AFS members and others is to benefit from the ered dams. A key issue that must be addressed at many newcritical examination of the current state of affairs, with a view and existing hydropower projects is the safe passage of fishto understand the social causes and the various biological and migrating downstream. Although technologies exist to reduceeconomic consequences of prototypical stocking programs turbine entrainment and bypass fish, employing such mea-and how to deal with uncertainty and risk (e.g., spread of sures can often be logistically difficult, expensive, and result indiseases, hybridisation) in development of sustainable stock- lost power generation. In recent years, and with funding froming policies. The symposium should form a catalyst towards the U.S. Department of Energy and industry sources, consid-an integrative analysis of future stocking programs in fisheries erable advancements have been made in the developmentscience that builds on the many strengths of stocking, while and application of fish-friendly hydro turbines. These advance-avoiding the most common pitfalls with potentially irreversible ments have included new and unique runner designs, as wellconsequences for aquatic biodiversity. as modifications to conventional turbines. Most of the ad- vancements in fish-friendliness have been based on biocrite-Using Acoustic Telemetry Techniques to Estimate ria developed from lab and field studies that have investigatedFish Survival and Behavior the various mechanisms believed to injure fish during turbine passage (e.g., blade strike, grinding, shear and turbulence,Wednesday, September 7th and pressure changes). In addition to fish-friendlier turbine de-8:00 AM - 5:15 PM signs, some field studies have demonstrated that fish survivalThe Conference Center - 304 through existing turbines can be high depending on the type ofOrganizer: John Ehrenberg unit and species of interest. Establishing what is known about fish passage through turbines and where future R&D shouldThis symposium will present a comprehensive cross-section be focused will lead to greater protection of fish populationsof current fisheries research using acoustic tags, emphasizing and responsible development of clean energy. The goal of thisrecent advances in the technology such as fine-scale three- symposium will be to present the latest research on injurydimensional (3-D) target positioning, deployment practices, mechanisms associated with turbine passage, advancementsand statistical analysis methods. Current generation acoustic in fish-friendly turbine designs, survival rates for different spe-tags can be uniformly detected over long ranges and with cies and turbine designs, and recent developments in studydepth, allowing researchers to accurately estimate fish sur- techniques and methods for monitoring turbine passage andvival, distribution, and behavior on large spatial scales. The estimating survival rates.availability of miniaturized acoustic tags now allows monitoringof very small fish (under 100 mm in length). The research proj-ects described will include evaluation of fish swimming paths,behavior, habitat use, survival rates, statistical analysis, studydesign, and recommended sampling protocols. Study applica-tions investigating a number of species (e.g. salmon, trout,bass, sturgeon) in diverse environments will be presented,using acoustic tag systems from several manufacturers. Theobjective of the symposium is to describe the sampling meth-odologies, resolution and type of results that can be achievedusing advanced acoustic telemetry systems. The value ofthis symposium to AFS members and participants will be thatthe audience will gain insights into the practicality and limitsof using acoustic tags directly from the hands-on, real-worldresearchers and statisticians. In addition to presenting themethods and results for their respective studies, presenterswill discuss the advantages, disadvantages, recommended 79
  • 87. Can Aquatic Resources Survive Global Climate ence with an opportunity to learn more about these importantChange and Humanity’s Best Intentions? but poorly understood small fishes. By considering how human induced environmental change has affected small fishes, weWednesday, September 7th can improve our ability to prevent or mitigate threats to biodi-1:15 PM - 5:15 PM versity, and can increase our likelihood of effectively managingWashington State Convention Center - 4C-3 and conserving fisheries in a changing world.Thursday, September 8th8:00 AM - 5:15 PM Fish Passage Monitoring- Build It and They Will Come:Washington State Convention Center - 4C-3 Measuring Success of Fish Passage EnhancementsOrganizers: Robert E. Gresswell, Alec G. Maule, Wednesday, September 7thKathleen Neely, Orlay Johnson, Stephen M. Waste, DeWayne 3:30 PM - 5:15 PMCecil, Rachel E. Reagan, Jeffrey L. Kershner, Daniel Isaak Washington State Convention Center - 611Sponsored By: USGS; NOAA Fisheries Organizer: Dan Domina Hydroelectric dams, irrigation diversions, flood control struc-During the 20th Century, mean annual air temperatures tures and altered habitats have contributed to ongoing issuesincreased by 0.6° C, and most indicators suggest that this associated with both upstream and downstream fish passage.trend will accelerate. Aquatic ecosystems are expected to Past practices and developments were implemented withoutbecome warmer, more variable, and prone to larger, more much regard for fish passage, connectivity, habitat alterationsfrequent “disturbances,” that substantially exceed historical and effects on a larger ecosystem scale. Through develop-conditions. At the same time, environmental changes such as ment and implementation of state and federal laws protectingdeforestation, ocean acidification, and overfishing continue aquatic species and their habitats, fish passage is being re-at a dramatic pace. Because these processes are inextricably stored, improved and enhanced at facilities all over the worldlinked, the decline in environmental conditions and species ex- for a variety of species. Fish passage can be an essentialtinction will likely accelerate as many ecosystems change and element of a species life history or can provide advantages tocollapse. Understanding the full spectrum of effects related to certain life stages and species of aquatic organisms. Whenglobal climatic and ecological change requires consideration passage is interrupted or lost, fish can be forced into less fa-by a suite of scientific disciplines applied to presently available vorable habitats or denied the opportunity to reproduce at all.long-term datasets, newly developing information sources, Understanding fish population needs, and fish species behav-and models that predict future conditions. The effects of ior are the basis for designing and implementing successfulthese changes on ecosystems and human culture worldwide fish passage enhancements; but merely building a facility ordemand the scientific community to undertake the moral fixing a project does not prove its effectiveness. Fish passageimperative to understand and moderate the effects of climate monitoring has taken many forms and is conducted some-and other changes on the earth. Our symposium integrates times to see what has worked, and how well it has worked.physical, biological, and social research to foster collaboration A measure of success for fish passage is somewhat projectamong disciplines and to understand the connection between and species specific to any given ecosystem and this ses-climate change and natural/human caused disturbances on sion of AFS will examine past fish passage monitoring effortsaquatic ecosystems, species health, and people. and their results in meeting goals or objectives of passage. Fish passage monitoring uses many tools from electronic tagging systems, mark-recapture studies and video monitor-Ecology and Evolutionary Biology of Gobies in North ing systems that will be discussed in this symposium. ThisAmerica: Conservation Concerns in a Changing World symposium will expose the audience to extensive and intricateWednesday, September 7th large-scale fish passage facilities that were built and tested,1:15 PM - 5:15 PM some with predetermined passage and survival criteria.Washington State Convention Center - 615 Environmental Flow Applications in the ManagementOrganizers: W. Tyler McCraney, Michael Hellmair, of Hydroelectric Dams: Science, Policy, andDavid K. Jacobs, Andrew Kinziger ManagementSmall fishes are now recognized to have large impacts on fish- Thursday, September 8theries and aquatic conservation biology in North America. In- 8:00 AM - 9:45 AMcreasing human habitat modifications over the past 100 years Washington State Convention Center - 603has resulted in threats to many small native fishes. Membersof the family Gobiidae are an excellent example of how human Organizers: Tim Hanrahan, Mark S. Bevelhimer, John Hayseinduced ecological change has resulted in the endangerment Sponsored By: U.S. Department of Energy Water Powerof native species. Additionally, the introduction of invasive Programgobies has been detrimental to many native fishes. Gobies areone of the most diverse fish groups in the world, occupy fresh- Public and private water resource management entities arewater, estuarine and coastal marine environments, can attain tasked with managing hydropower dams for multiple uses,high abundance, can grow and spread rapidly to surrounding including tradeoffs among hydroelectric system reliability, refillhabitats, and have a worldwide distribution making investiga- of reservoirs, and manipulating downstream flow regimes fortion of their ecology paramount for conservation efforts in our the health and sustainability of riverine ecosystems (environ-changing world. This symposium will examine the evolutionary mental flows). The science, policy, management, and applica-and conservation biology of both endangered native and inva- tion of environmental flow assessment have grown rapidly insive exotic gobies in North America and will provide the audi-80
  • 88. recent decades. This growth has led to a correspondingly large different situations. Due to the hierarchical, dendritic naturenumber of widely varying methods that are used for evaluating of rivers and streams where these species reside, there areriverine ecosystem components of hydrology, geomorphology, constraints to dispersal, population connectivity, and genebiology, water quality, and connectivity. Uncertainties resulting exchange. Thus, studies of metapopulation dynamics orfrom insufficient quantitative empirical data, poor predictive those that investigate relationships between habitat patchi-capabilities, and lack of integrated assessment methods and ness, fragmentation, connectivity, and dispersal mechanismsdecision support tools have resulted in negative impacts to for organisms living in dendritic systems must consider theboth riverine ecosystems and the flexibility of water resource alternative geometries that these systems present in compari-management. While all environmental flow applications are son to those for organisms in more typical planar landscapes.unique, this uncertainty can be reduced through the applica- In North America, a substantial proportion of the imperiledtion of state-of-the-science processes, tools, and techniques. fauna is constrained to stream systems. In this symposium,The objective of this symposium is to foster communication we gather ecosystem modelers, population geneticists, andamong the environmental flow science, policy, and manage- biologists to describe current ideas in dendritic conservationment community in order to advance the application of envi- biology and continue to develop appropriate theory to assessronmental flow concepts in the context of hydroelectric dam the status of these animals.operations. Evaluating Effects of Sportfishing Regulations: WhatAdvances in Hydroacoustic Assessment of Fish Have We Done and What Can We Do Better?Populations Using Fixed Location Techniques Thursday, September 8thThursday, September 8th 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Washington State Convention Center - 615Washington State Convention Center - 609 Organizers: Geoff Steinhart, Mary Bremigan, Brian M. RothOrganizers: Deborah Burwen, Suzanne Maxwell Fishing regulations represent a predominant tool used by fish-In this symposium, we highlight innovative techniques using eries agencies to manage fisheries. Regulations can addressfixed (stationary) hydroacoustic technologies to assess or biological, economic, and/or social goals, and are applied to amonitor fish stocks in marine, lake, and riverine environ- wide variety of systems. Given the prevalence with which fish-ments. Fixed hydroacoustic techniques are often the only way eries agencies use this management tool, there is great valueto obtain inseason escapement estimates for migratory fish in improving our assessment and understanding of conditionsstocks in rivers that are too wide for weir structures and too that influence the success of regulations. To begin, we con-occluded for visual observations. These techniques are also ducted a literature review to document when sportfishing regu-being used increasingly to assess the outmigration of juvenile lations have been evaluated and to determine if consistent ef-fish from riverine habitats. Fixed hydroacoustic techniques fects have been observed. A search of peer-reviewed literatureare also becoming a standard technique for evaluating the im- since 1995 found only 42 pertinent citations, including modelpacts of hydrokinetic turbines on fish in both tidal and riverine simulations and field tests of regulations. Our review indicatedenvironments. Use of hydroacoustic assessment techniques that much uncertainty remains in the literature regardingin rivers, lakes, and oceans continues to grow throughout the sportfishing regulation effects. While 81% of the simulationsworld as sonar technology and analytical methods for these predicted that a proposed regulation would have an effect,applications continue to evolve and improve. There have been only 48% of field tests documented an effect; very rarely weresignificant advances in acoustic technology recently and simulation projections and field tests performed on the samehydroacoustic programs are emerging as some of the most fishery. Given the paucity of synthetic reviews and the lack ofpowerful tools for assessing both healthy and endangered evidence for regulations successfully achieving their goals, westocks of fish. believe there is a need for more discussion. This symposium will address our current understanding of theConservation of Organisms in Dendritic Systems effectiveness, consistency, and uncertainty of implementingThursday, September 8th angling regulations. We will present the results of an expanded8:00 AM - 12:00 PM literature review and solicit talks by fisheries professionalsWashington State Convention Center - 4C-1 covering a diverse geographic and taxonomic range of sport fisheries. Our objective is to bring our collective uncertaintyOrganizers: Howard L. Jelks, James D. Austin, into the light and stimulate a productive discussion centeredStephen J. Walsh on the questions:Sponsored By: USGS • What are the most important goals of sportfishing regula- tions?Conservation of aquatic organisms living in dendritic streamnetworks is challenging due to constraints on the movement • What should we be measuring to evaluate sportfishingof individuals and their genes through geometrically complex regulation efficacy?systems that are frequently fragmented by impoundments or • What lessons have been learned from notable evaluationdegraded habitat. Much of conservation theory was devel- efforts?oped around species that are distributed in habitats arrangedin contiguous, two-dimensional planar landscapes. For organ- • Can prediction of regulation effects (simulations) andisms in these landscapes, dispersal and/or connectivity of measuring regulation effects (field tests) be better inte-populations may occur via multiple pathways including flight grated?and long distance migrations. Conservation of species living in • How do fishing regulations affect the value of the fisherylotic systems and with life cycles confined to aquatic habitats, and ecosystem to the public?such as freshwater fishes and unionid mussels, present very 81
  • 89. Northern Exposure: The Ecology and Conservation of Factors Contributing to the Population Resilience ofCharr Species Anadromous and Resident SalmonidsThursday, September 8th Thursday, September 8th8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 8:00 AM - 3:00 PMWashington State Convention Center - 617 Washington State Convention Center - 607Organizers: Robert Al-Chokhachy, Tracy Bowerman, Organizers: Daniel L. Bottom, Ian Fleming, Kim K. Jones,Jason Dunham Charles A. SimenstadCharr are fishes belonging to the genus Salvelinus, which Life history diversity in salmonid species often has been citedare distributed across northern latitudes worldwide. Spe- as an evolutionary, bet-hedging strategy that strengthenscies in this genus include brook trout (S. fontinalis), native to population resilience in highly variable aquatic environments.the Northeastern United States and Canada, Lake trout (S. However, surprisingly few studies have quantified, tested,namaycush), native to Alaska through Eastern North America or validated the contributions of life history variations toand the Great Lakes region, Arctic char (S. alpinus), which salmonid resilience. Moreover, the metrics and criteria forare distributed throughout the Circumpolar north, bull trout measuring resilience remain poorly defined but have become(S. confluentus), endemic to Western North America, and increasingly important as fisheries managers struggle todolly varden (S. malma), which occur across the Pacific rim. adapt to rapidly changing environments and aquatic spe-This symposium will investigate the fascinating ecology and cies declines. The objective of this symposium is to explorelife-history diversity of charr in their native habitats across the relationship between life history diversity and populationNorth America. Each of the Salvelinus species exhibits diverse resilience of resident and anadromous salmonids throughlife histories that may vary among and within individual river a series of case studies from around the world. The casesystems in response to environmental conditions and trophic studies examine: (1) variations in juvenile or adult life history attributes within and between populations, including diversityinteractions. Our understanding of the ecology of charr varies of ecological, migratory, or reproductive behaviors; and (2)substantially across species, and threats to specific popula- the contribution of different life history attributes to long-tions and species may differ. However, the overarching effects term reproductive success under changing environmentalof climate change and other anthropogenic impacts to charr conditions. To compare salmonid life history responses, thespecies worldwide illustrate the value of a collective sympo- symposium encompasses a wide array of geographic locales,sium that exposes biologists to our current knowledge of the environments, and resident and anadromous species acrossecology and life-history patterns of various charr species. In the breadth of Salmoniformes. Inter-population comparisonsthis symposium, we will compare and contrast the ecology of will assess geographic variations in life history attributes andnumerous charr species, and explore various environmental the influence of metapopulation structure on salmonid resil-and biotic impacts on charr populations, with the ultimate goal ience. We also will explore the implications of these results forto increase our understanding of this group of fishes in order salmonid conservation and improve conservation efforts in their native habitats. Impacts of Oil Spill Disasters on the Biology of MarineCognitive, Sensory, and Behavioral Frontiers Fisheries: Exxon Valdez to Deepwater HorizonExploring Fish Movement and Habitat Use Thursday, September 8thThursday, September 8th 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Washington State Convention Center - 4C-4Washington State Convention Center - 3A Organizers: J. Brian Alford, Mark S. Peterson,Organizers: Mark T. Celedonia, R. Andrew Goodwin J. Read Hendon, D. Allen RutherfordSponsored By: AFS Bioengineering Section Sponsored By: Oil Spill Research Institute; USGS National Wetlands Research Center; Louisiana Chapter AFSCognitive ecology explores information processing and deci-sion making in animals. Sensory ecology explores how animals Oil spill disasters, especially large-scale tragedies like Exxonobtain information about environmental patterns. This enter- Valdez (EV) and Deepwater Horizon (DWH), have left uncertainprising and wide-ranging symposium will explore these and and indelible marks on marine ecosystems. Since the EV spill,other fields (e.g., neurobiology) offering a process-based view much research has been conducted; yet impacts to Alaskanof fish behavior at lab and/or field scales. The symposium will fisheries are still being felt. Similarly, the DWH oil spill disasteralso explore how knowledge from these may be integrated into in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) during 2010 has researchers rac-environmental models (hydraulic, GIS, and water quality) to ing to understand how oil and dispersants affect, both acutelybetter understand how water resource management impacts and in the long term, the physiological and molecular conditionfisheries movement, habitat selection, survival, and popula- of fish and shellfish in the GOM. Also, studies are presentlytion abundance. evaluating population and community-level trajectories of the GOM’s biota and their habitats. In the wake of this disaster, this symposium addresses impacts of extreme oil spills on the biology of marine fisheries and their habitats. It coalesces research and lessons learned from historic disasters, like the EV and the Ixtoc spill in the southern GOM, with the DWH disaster. Topics include overviews of EV impacts to the Prince William Sound ecosystem 20-years later, chronic effects to pink salmon, waterfowl and sea otters, and the collapse of82
  • 90. the herring fishery. Current results stemming from the DWH aiming to achieve a good fit with the specific riverine environ-spill will include toxicology of shellfish and zooplankton, and ment they are constructed in. Nature-like fishways have beenimpacts to larval blue crab development, as well as toxicologi- referred to as many things: natural fishways, nature-mimickingcal impacts to finfish physiology, molecular biology, and gene fishways, naturalized fishways, semi-natural fishways, stoneexpression. Another important component of the GOM’s fisher- fishways, bypass channels, step-pool fishways, riffle-pool fish-ies includes nursery habitats, and in this regard, presentations ways, pool and weir channels, stream-like channels, pool-typewill discuss DWH impacts to salt marshes and barrier islands. fishways, rock ramp fishways, rocky ramps, roughened ramps,Response efforts taken to prevent oil encroachment will be riprap fishways, rapids, riffles, etc. For the purpose of thispresented, as well as efforts to map subsurface oil plumes, symposium we will be referring to all of these non-technicaland the indirect impact to oysters from freshwater diversion fishways as nature-like fishways. This symposium will focus onintended to keep oil offshore. This symposium comes at a the design, assessment, and monitoring of these innovativehistoric time in our changing world, where aquatic sciences fishway approaches.are heavily entrenched in understanding the fate of marineecosystems in the face of human-altered environments at an Nature-like fishways are a relatively new and innovative ap-increasingly global scale. proach to fish passage. In recent years this practice is becom- ing far more common in the USA, as the experience from Eu-Long-Term Monitoring Strategies for Large River rope has started to influence US designs. The design of theseSystems; Providing A Long-Term Context to Fish fishways is still under development and much can be learnedManagement Strategies from completed projects and ongoing efficiency monitoring. This information is often hard to obtain since many of theseThursday, September 8th efforts are not yet in the published literature. This symposium8:00 AM - 3:00 PM helps to bring this invaluable information to the potential proj-Washington State Convention Center - 613 ect planners, resource managers and designers of upcomingOrganizers: Timothy D. Counihan, Jill Hardiman nature-like fishway projects.The lack of long-term natural resource monitoring data can Riverscapes: Synoptic, High-Resolution Mapping andmake it difficult to assess the effects of fisheries manage-ment actions over time. Without strategic long-term monitor- Modeling of Biophysical Attributes and Interactionsing, baseline conditions for ecosystem structure and function in Stream Environmentscannot be determined and used as a reference to evaluate Thursday, September 8thlong-term variations in biological (e.g., invasive species intro- 8:00 AM - 3:00 PMductions), chemical (e.g., contaminants), and physical (e.g., cli- Washington State Convention Center - 608mate change) parameters on trends in fisheries. Establishinglong term monitoring programs on large river systems poses Organizers: Jim McKean, Daniel Isaak, Christian Torgersenmany challenges. For instance, characterizing the status New techniques are emerging that allow high-resolutionand trends of resources in large rivers poses many financial spatial and temporal mapping, modeling, and monitoring ofand logistic challenges because of the vast geographic area biophysical attributes across large extents of stream net-they encompass and the diversity of habitats and biota that works and floodplains. Many key stream microhabitat physicalneed to be sampled. Large river systems typically traverse features, such as water depth, flow velocity and volume, bedmultiple jurisdictions and have many stakeholders, each with shear stress, temperature and substrate size, can now bespecific interests and data needs. Therefore, developing a examined at meter and sub-meter scales with remote sensingcommon framework of informational needs is difficult. In thissymposium, we will gather experts that have experience with technologies and numerical models. Some variables (e.g.long-term monitoring in large river systems, either establishing temperature and flow) can also be monitored using networksor conducting monitoring activities, or that have conducted of data loggers with daily to hourly temporal resolution tostudies that provide an example of why collecting information complement temporally limited but spatially extensive re-for long-term monitoring programs in large river systems is motely sensed imagery. Commensurate with these advances,important. Our objective is to demonstrate the need for and biological sampling and modeling techniques such as otolithbenefits of long-term natural resource monitoring programs in microchemistry analysis, massive PIT tagging campaigns,large rivers, as well as some of the complexities and special and radio-telemetry are yielding higher resolution informationconsiderations associated with establishing these programs. about fish movements, growth, and survival. Integrating these expansive new biophysical databases may support innovativeNature-Like Fishways: Design, Assessment analyses that could materially advance our understanding& Monitoring of river ecosystems and population dynamics and lead to improved management, channel restoration efforts, or re-Tuesday, September 6th sponses to threats posed by climate change. This symposium8:00 AM - 3:00 PM encourages contributions that exploit new remote sensing orThe Conference Center - 304 biological techniques to examine stream and river systems inOrganizer: Laura Wildman greater detail. Papers focused on integrating this information across spatial and temporal scales and biophysical boundar-Sponsored By: AFS BioEngineering Section ies are especially encouraged.Nature-like fishways are being constructed worldwide as afish passage solution that enhances aquatic habitat as wellas passes a wide variety of fish species and life stages. Thedesign philosophy for these fishways is ecologically minded, 83
  • 91. Advances in Coastal Atlases, Habitat Mapping, and including topics on systematics, genetics, physiology, ecology,Habitat Assessment Science to Support Fisheries and population dynamics, culture, and management practices,Ecosystem Decisions which will be of interest to managers, researchers, and stu- dents who deal with these species. The symposium will coin-Thursday, September 8th cide with the publication of a new book, Biology, Management,8:00 AM - 5:15 PM and Culture of Walleye and Sauger, by the American FisheriesWashington State Convention Center - 618 Society in 2011. The book is a comprehensive compilationOrganizers: Joe Nohner, Cindy Hartmann Moore, Kristan and review of information on both species designed to fill theBlackhart, Mary Yoklavich, Steve K. Brown, Kirsten Larsen, gap between the present and the first synthesis on walleyeJohn Harper, Mary C. Morris, Mandy R. Lindeberg, Kathy Taylor written more than 30 years ago by Colby, McNicol, and Ryder, published in 1979 by the FAO. Our schedule of presentationsRecent advances in habitat assessments and improved ac- includes a number of synthesis presentations by lead authorscess to spatial data have built the foundation for improved of the book’s chapters, along with contributed papers describ-fisheries science and management. This symposium will ing case histories and related management issues. At the endhighlight research connecting fisheries and habitat science; of the symposium, we will have an open forum discussion,provide information about regional and national marine map- moderated by Nick Baccante, also a chapter author, on Theping, coastal atlas, and data initiatives; and identify methods Future of Walleye Research and Needs for Management, withfor improving fisheries management using these new tools. plans to prepare a summary paper from the forum for possibleHabitat assessments consolidate, analyze, and report the publication in available information on habitat characteristics relativeto the population dynamics of a species. The goal of a habitat Ecosystem Modeling: Joint Modeling of Humanassessment is to support management decisions by providing Behavior and Fish Populations; Ecosystem Modelsinformation on how habitats contribute to the production and to Address Fishery Management Needshealth of fisheries and the ecosystems upon which they rely.This session will present research which advances habitat Thursday, September 8thscience in support of fisheries management. Improved habitat 8:00 AM - 5:15 PMassessments will contribute to assessments of ecosystem Washington State Convention Center - 612services, prepare for management challenges associated Organizers: Eli Fenichel, Joshua Abbott, Thomas F. Ihde,with climate change, and contribute to ecosystem-based Sarah K. Gaichas, Isaac C. Kaplan, Derek M. Orner, Yvonne L.fishery management, integrated ecosystem assessments, and deReynier, Howard M. Townsendcoastal and marine spatial planning. Habitat assessments willalso improve identification of essential fish habitat and habitat Sponsored By: AFS Fisheries Management Section; AFSareas of particular concern, assess impacts to these areas, Estuaries Section; AFS Marine Fisheries Sectionenable a reduction in habitat-related uncertainty in stock as-sessments, and allow ecosystem considerations and spatial Humans and fish stocks are parts of large and complexanalyses to be accounted for in management decisions. In socioeconomic-ecological systems. Natural resource manage-order to build upon and implement these habitat assess- ment decision-making relies heavily on modeling to simplifyments, there is a significant need for reliable, standardized complex dynamics in these systems. This symposium featureshabitat information throughout marine and estuarine environ- two sessions exploring the modeling of human interactionsments. New web-based coastal atlases and nearshore map- within ecosystems and the needs of decision-makers as theyping databases integrate vast amounts of marine resource work toward ecosystem-based fishery management.information and make it available to potential users. Thisdata has many applications for fisheries management and The morning session, Joint Modeling of Human Behavior andresearch. This symposium will provide a forum to showcase Fish Populations, focuses on modeling fisher behavior in waysregional-scale coastal habitat datasets and share innovations that can joined with ecological models. Analyses using fisheryin coastal habitat inventory, classification, and modeling. The models often recommend harvest policies in terms of biologi-symposium will provide participants with additional tools and cal units (e.g. fishing mortality rate), but offer little guidanceresources for habitat research and habitat management. on providing incentives that alter human behavior to achieve these targets. Modeling incentives and human behavior must allow for the individual ability to substitute among effort levels,Biology and Management of Walleye and Sauger: gear choices, locations, etc., all of which may affect stockStatus and Needs dynamics. Therefore, a policy in one ecological state may elicitThursday, September 8th different human behavioral responses under different ecologi-8:00 AM - 5:15 PM cal conditions. In this session, researchers will share modelsWashington State Convention Center - 619 of human behavior in fisheries and links to fish populations. Speakers include population biologists, economists, andOrganizers: Bruce A. Barton, John C. Bruner, Nick A. Baccante human dimensions researchers focusing on commercial andWalleye has become one of the most sought after species of recreational fisheries.freshwater sport fishes in North America. The huge demand The afternoon session, Ecosystem Models to Address Fisheryfor this species along with changes in its habitat has resulted Management Needs, explores ecosystem information neededin a dramatic decline in their numbers from their original in management decisions and how to include it in modelspopulations over the past century. The purpose of this 1-day intended to support management processes. Ecosystem mod-symposium is to present up-to-date information on the biology eling should both help managers understand the dynamics ofand management of walleye and sauger, particularly walleye, the resources they manage and identify ecosystem research84
  • 92. priorities. To be successful, however, clear, effective, and itera- parison to the identified need. Therefore, we are challenged totive communication must occur between resource managers deploy strategic approaches targeting our investments whereand ecosystem modelers. Speakers include ecosystem mod- they will yield the greatest fish conservation benefits. Thisels and fishery managers. challenge is magnified by predicted climate change impacts and increasingly high risk of aquatic invasive species. FishThis symposium brings together population biologists, econo- passage projects also can provide additional benefits suchmists, human dimensions researchers, fishery managers, and as restoring natural flow to a system, increasing recreationalecosystem modelers to discuss the ecosystem information opportunities, and improving water quality. In large urban set-managers want and need, and what information modelers of tings, fish passage is also being reconsidered in key reachesvarious kinds are currently providing for managers across the of watersheds that have long been impassable due to channelUS and abroad. modifications for flood routing (e.g., trapezoidal concrete chan- nels). In these highly modified channels, full or even moderateElectronic Frontiers in Fisheries Management - fish passage restoration is impractical due to the large urbanLog Books and Real Time Fishery Information areas requiring flood routing. Several approaches are nowSystems - Case Studies and Issues being explored in these systems to provide transit corridorsThursday, September 8th for targeted fish species while not reducing the hydraulic8:00 AM - 5:15 PM capacities of flood channels. This symposium investigatesWashington State Convention Center - 616 the myriad of fish passage restoration challenges that fishery resource managers and scientists face. It brings togetherOrganizers: Benny Gallaway, James Nance, Terry Smith, leading scientists and practitioners to present the latest, in-Gil Sylvia novative approaches to addressing fish passage restorationFisheries managers rely on an increasingly interleaved and in a holistic manner. The symposium is partitioned into fourcomplex set of data for tracking and understanding fishery components: 1) Strategic approaches and considerations forperformance. Most fundamental is information coming directly prioritizing fish barrier restoration, 2) New techniques and in-from fishers and fishing companies. This symposium will exam- novative applications for fish passage restoration treatments,ine this fishery electronic frontier from two venues – electronic 3) Monitoring the effectiveness of fish passage projects, andlogbooks and real time fishery information systems – via case 4) Fish passage in flood control channels. This symposiumstudies and discussion of overarching issues. will identify ways to prioritize, implement, and evaluate fish passage projects from start to finish for newcomers as well asThis part of the symposium will provide a series of examples of existing the ELB data are being used and show how this new tech-nology has been used to improve management and assess- Science and Strategies for Conservation of Landment, as well as improve the relationships between shrimp and Stream Flows Through Acquisition, Exchangefishers and managers. The ELB technology is both reliable and and Other Financial Incentivesinexpensive and has potential for application to many othermarine fisheries. The second part of the Symposium initially Thursday, September 8thfocuses on case studies and on lessons learned from fisheries 8:00 AM - 5:15 PMusing eFIS systems, and then examines technical, legal, man- Washington State Convention Center - 614agement, and financial issues critical to designing successful Organizers: David Landsman, Julie Nygard,eFIS systems. Catherine Reidy Liermann, Amanda CroninCollectively, the day will consider fairly complex and relatively Climate change and other anthropogenic impacts threaten thenew electronic data systems. However, irrespective of any integrity of our rivers and coasts. Even with aggressive effortsparticular fishery, the benefits and issues of crossing into the to reduce greenhouse gases, climate change will affect theelectronic frontier will be aggressively explored. many valuable services and jobs that healthy fish and wildlife habitats provide. With other factors like increased develop-Fish Passage Restoration on Rivers and Streams ment and population growth compounding the projectedThursday, September 8th effects, the conservation community will need to expand its8:00 AM - 5:15 PM arsenal of tools for protecting fisheries resources, endangeredWashington State Convention Center - 611 species, and human uses for the near- and long- term. This symposium will explore how conservation of land and waterOrganizers: Dan Shively, Susan Wells, Marcin Whitman, through acquisition, exchange and other financial incentivesMichael Love can be used strategically with best available science to pro-Sponsored By: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; tect our nation’s fisheries resources.AFS BioEngineering Section Financial instruments such as land acquisitions (e.g., fee-sim- ple purchases or easements) are increasingly being used asPhysical barriers to fish migration are ubiquitous in freshwater a mechanism for conserving subtidal, shoreline, and riverineand estuarine systems. They range from dams, road cross- habitats for fisheries. Land-use planning often couples acqui-ings, water diversions, levees, flood control channels, and sition with active restoration to protect and restore suitabletide gates to name but a few. As an effort to reduce declin- habitats for injured or at risk populations, removing fish passage barriers is a popularhabitat restoration activity. Investment to restore fish passage Complementing efforts to protect and restore land is the con-in the United States alone is tremendous – in the hundreds of cept of environmental flows, or the provision of water withinmillions of dollars each year. However, our efforts pale in com- rivers to conserve freshwater biodiversity while maintaining 85
  • 93. the water needs of human society. Environmental flows can dam. On the Olympic Peninsula, Ozette sockeye are listed asbe protected and restored through providing financial incen- endangered. Almost all the region’s stocks are threatened bytives to leave water instream rather than diverting for out of the impacts of an expanding human population. In additionstream needs. Market-based stream flow restoration has a these stocks, being at the southern end of sockeye salmonrelatively long history in places like Australia and the western range, are most vulnerable to climate change impacts.United States and is increasingly being recognized as a critical Despite these challenges, some stocks have recently stagedtool for maintaining water for endangered species, fisheries, or dramatic recoveries. The 2010 Okanagan and Snake Riverfor water quality purposes. runs were the largest in over 50 years. These increases can,This symposium will include presentations from multiple geo- at least in part, be attributed to recent management actionsgraphic, scientific, and socio-economic perspectives. Individu- such as an Okanagan Basin water management tool andal presentations will cover topics issues such as strategic ap- hatchery production. Sockeye salmon restoration efforts areproaches to acquisition actions, bridging the chasm between under way in the Okanagan, Yakima and Deschutes basinsland and water conservation, market-based approaches to of the Columbia Basin and proposed for Wallowa Lake andinstream flow management, monitoring environmental flow upstream of Grand Coulee Dam as well as above Elwha Damtransactions, and the science underpinning these approaches. on the Olympic Peninsula. This symposium will focus on past, present, and possibleSetting Realistic Goals for Species and Habitat Res- future management actions to mitigate human impacts. Thetoration in Aquatic Systems: Examples from question to be explored by this symposium is to what extentGreat Lakes and Pacific Coast Ecosystems Pacific Northwest sockeye have benefited from past and pres-Thursday, September 8th ent management actions and whether these actions will be8:00 AM - 5:15 PM sufficient for sockeye to thrive, or even persist, in the future.Washington State Convention Center - 620 Advances In Hydroacoustic Assessment of Fish andOrganizers: Russ Strach, Kurt Newman, Stephen C. Riley, Underwater Habitat Using “Mobile” HydroacousticKevin Shaffer, John McCamman TechnologiesThe restoration of aquatic species and habitats is a wide- Thursday, September 8thspread management goal, but restoration goals are often 1:15 PM - 5:15 PMunclear or unrealistic and sustainability is difficult to evaluate. Washington State Convention Center - 609Setting realistic restoration goals in large, complex aquaticsystems like the Great Lakes, the Pacific Ocean and their Organizer: Bob McCluretributaries is a difficult task. Identification of critical physical This Symposium will address the use of active acousticsand biological processes required for species restoration at (hydroacoustics) for fish and fish habitat assessment andecosystem or landscape scales may be difficult, particularly monitoring using mobile survey methods. Ranging from explor-where ecosystems have been altered by invasive species, loss atory surveys to long-term monitoring activities, presentationsof biocomplexity, or large-scale habitat alterations. Alterations will cover many aspects of mobile hydroacoustics from plan-to large-scale physical processes due to climate change may ning through assessment and reporting. Scientific acousticsfurther complicate the establishment of relevant restoration are used in a variety of environments, both fresh and marinegoals, which may also be very difficult to establish in systems waters. The objective of this symposium is to share current hy-where genetic or life-history diversity within a species has droacoustic work and to expand the vision of participants intobeen lost. In this symposium, we address the challenges as- the potential mobile applications of hydroacoustic tools thatsociated with setting and achieving restoration goals in large may benefit their activities. All fisheries and aquatic habitatcomplex aquatic systems and provide examples from the Lau- scientists should be aware of the potential of hydroacousticrentian Great Lakes and the Pacific coast of North America. tools to expand and enhance their activities.Sockeye on the Brink-Can Good FisheriesManagement Maintain and Restore Sockeye Incorporating Genetic Data Into Population Introduc-Stocks in the Pacific Northwest? tion Programs Thursday, September 8thThursday, September 8th 1:15 PM - 5:15 PM8:00 AM - 5:15 PM Washington State Convention Center - 602Washington State Convention Center - 606 Organizers: Patrick DeHaan, Christian SmithOrganizer: Jeffrey K. Fryer Sponsored By: AFS Genetics SectionSponsored By: Bonneville Power Administration; ColumbiaRiver Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Population introductions have become a common method for conserving threatened and endangered fish species. Introduc-Pacific Northwest sockeye salmon have been greatly im- tions include range expansions, for the purpose of creatingpacted by human development of the region. In the Columbia artificial refugia, and also reintroductions into portions of theBasin, they have been extirpated from over a dozen lakes, historical range from which local populations have been extir-the Snake River stock is listed as endangered, and all existing pated. Although early introduction efforts were often carriedstocks must pass seven to nine hydroelectric dams between out opportunistically with minimal planning, biologists nowthe ocean and spawning grounds. In the Puget Sound, Lake recognize the importance of careful planning and developingWashington sockeye persist despite rearing in the midst of long-term monitoring and evaluation programs for popula-the Seattle metropolitan area while Baker Lake sockeye are tion introductions. Genetic data are increasingly representedtransported both upstream and downstream past a 95m high among the factors considered in the introduction planning86
  • 94. process, and are also being increasingly used to evaluate the The Effects of Semi-Intensive Aquaculture onsuccess of various introduction strategies. Genetic data can Biodiversity InNearshore and Inland Watersbe used to inform decisions regarding selection of sourcepopulations, for example, to maximize genetic diversity or to Thursday, September 8th 1:15 PM - 5:15 PMidentify lineages or populations similar to one which was previ- Washington State Convention Center - 615ously extirpated. Once populations have been introduced, ge-netic data are useful for evaluating the level of variation in the Organizers: James Diana, Hillary Egnaintroduced population relative to the source population, deter-mining which source populations were most successful, and Sponsored By: Aquaculture and Fisheries Collaborative Re-determining which founding individuals successfully spawned. search Support ProgramThis symposium will focus on case studies which illustrate howgenetic data are presently being incorporated into planning The effects of aquaculture on biodiversity have been the sub-and evaluation processes for fish introduction efforts. Topics ject of much examination, but most of the focus has been onwill include use of genetic data to help select among potential two particular aquaculture systems: shrimp and salmon. How-donor populations for introduction efforts, designing introduc- ever, these are not among the most common species grown intion strategies that maximize genetic diversity and effective aquaculture, or the most common systems used. Many aqua- culture systems use semi-intensive culture to produce fish at asize in the introduced population, and analysis of genetic data lower level of intensity and use more natural systems, often into infer dynamics of introduced populations. Presentations ponds or other containers. Semi-intensive aquaculture has awill cover a variety of different taxa, genetic markers and different potential impact than intensive aquaculture, and theanalyses, and will provide the audience with an opportunity to specific impact in this area has not been well defined. The rolecompare the different ways in which genetic data are currently of intensification in aquaculture and agriculture is the subjectbeing incorporated into introduction programs. of much debate today, so this is a good time to consider the relationship between lower intensity aquaculture and biodiver-Nature and Nurture: Local Adaptation, Life History sity as a part of that debate. This symposium was proposedDiversity, and Salmonid Conservation to identify and illustrate the main impacts of semi-intensive aquaculture on biodiversity, and to seek means of reducingThursday, September 8th these impacts of aquaculture expansion on organisms.1:15 PM - 5:15 PMWashington State Convention Center - 4C-2 Using Hydroacoustic Telemetry to UnderstandOrganizer: John Piccolo Movement and Ecology of Critical SpeciesBecause of strong homing instincts and fine-scale site fidelity Thursday, September 8thfor spawning, salmonid populations often become more or 1:15 PM - 5:15 PMless reproductively isolated, leading to adaptations to local Washington State Convention Center - 4C-1environmental conditions. The diversity of life-history forms Organizers: Anna N. Kagley, Kelly Andrewsarising from this local adaptation has recently been cited ashaving a “portfolio effect”, dampening the variance in eco- Migratory behavior of fish has long fascinated scientists. Tra-system services provided by salmon populations (Schindler ditional methods of studying behavior had considerable disad-et al. 2010). An implicit understanding of local adaptation vantages in that they only allowed inferences at the populationhas a long history in salmonid research, management, and level (e.g., using mass marking techniques) or required theconservation; e.g., Ricker’s concept of salmon stocks and fish to be physically handled (or sacrificed) in order to obtainthe concept of Evolutionarily Significant Units (ESU’s). Direct data. The ability to tag and remotely track fish using acousticexperimental evidence for local adaption, however, is difficult telemetry has made it possible to expand our understandingto obtain, and recently plasticity of life-history strategies in sal- of species residence times, origins, migration pathways inmonids (e.g. partial migration) has led to discussions as to the different habitats, predator/prey interactions, habitat use, andrelative roles of nature vs. nurture. Waples et al. (2008) noted behavior. Recent advances in technology (e.g., longer batterythat a review of local adaption is overdue. Although evidence life and smaller tag sizes) and detection ability, such as thefor local adaptation is incomplete, what is clear is that salmo- placement of receivers over increasingly larger spatial scales,nid conservation will need to continue to forward without per- has continuously provided new insights into fish behaviorfect knowledge. According to renowned ecologist John Wiens, and ecology. For example, studies of Chinook salmon havethe levels of uncertainty commonly applied to peer-reviewed revealed that populations display complex continuums in migration patterns at multiple scales. An additional insightscientific research may preclude effective conservation; he provided by this acoustic telemetry is the identification of keysuggests conservationists may need to settle for evidence habitats that are needed by species throughout their com-that is “good enough” while avoiding levels of uncertainty that plex life cycles. In this symposium we explore individual fishmight lead to “doing something stupid” (Wiens 2008). In this movements at a range of spatial (e.g. circum ocean, betweensession I wish to further the dialogue on how research on local basins, speed of movement, etc.) and temporal scales (e.g.adaption and life history ecology may play a role in conserva- seasonal, diel, tidal patterns of horizontal movement etc.).tion of salmonid populations. How much evidence is needed We contrast the behaviors within and between species forbefore a population can be considered unique for conserva- selected species of salmonids, lampreys, sharks, groundfish,tion purposes? What are the best experimental approaches to and other fish species. Additionally, we explore how selectedidentify the existence of local adaptation, or the lack thereof? environmental and biological factors relate to observed pat-How will current and future advances in genetics and popu- terns of movement and consider some of the strengths andlation biology shape salmonid research and conservation? weaknesses of this rapidly changing technology. Our focus isMy goal is to provide an international perspective on these on work occurring in the North Pacific Ocean coastal environ-questions. ment. This symposium demonstrates the multiple ways that results obtained from telemetry studies can assist managers in conservation and management efforts. 87
  • 95. CONTRIBUTED PAPER SESSIONSSee the program grid and web site for specific presentations, times, and locations.• Age and Growth Monday Sept. 5th 1:15 PM-5:15 PM WSCC 4C-2• Bycatch, Compliance, and More Monday Sept. 5th 1:15 PM-5:15 PM Conf. Center 305• Climate Change Monday Sept. 5th 1:15 PM-5:15 PM Conf. Center 304• Fish Passage Monday Sept.5th 1:15 PM-5:15 PM WSCC 401• Hatcheries Monday Sept.5th 1:15 PM-5:15 PM WSCC 607• Humans and Fisheries Management Monday Sept. 5th 1:15 PM-5:15 PM WSCC 614• Juvenile Salmonids in Freshwater Monday Sept. 5th 1:15 PM-5:15 PM WSCC 4C-3• Harvest Monday Sept. 5th 1:15 PM-5:15 PM WSCC 613• Physiology Monday Sept.5th 1:15 PM-5:15 PM WSCC 620• Statistics, Modeling and Stock Assessment, Part 1 Monday Sept.5th 1:15 PM-5:15 PM WSCC 4C-4• Anadromous, Diadromous, and More - Striped Bass and Others Tuesday Sept. 6th 8:00 AM-12:00 PM WSCC 603• Ecosystem Management Tuesday Sept. 6th 8:00 AM-3:00 PM WSCC 613• Marine and Estuarine Fishes, Part 1 Tuesday Sept. 6th 8:00 AM-3:00 PM WSCC 620• Population Dynamics Tuesday Sept. 6th 8:00 AM-3:00 PM WSCC 614• Salmon and Steelhead Recovery Tuesday Sept. 6th 1:15 PM-3:00 PM WSCC 608• Pathogens Tuesday Sept. 6th 1:15 PM-3:00 PM WSCC 615• Trophics, Part 1 Tuesday Sept. 6th 1:15 PM-3:00 PM WSCC 617• Salmonids in the Estuarine and Marine Environment Wednesday Sept. 7th 8:00 AM-12:00 PM WSCC 4C-3• Microchemistry of Calcified Structures Wednesday Sept. 7th 8:00 AM-12:00 PM WSCC 603• Invasive Species Wednesday Sept. 7th 8:00 AM-3:00 PM WSCC 612• Freshwater Fish and Ecology, Part 1 Wednesday Sept. 7th 8:00 AM-5:15 PM WSCC 613• Genetics Wednesday Sept. 7th 8:00 AM-5:15 PM WSCC 614• Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Wednesday Sept. 7th 8:00 AM-5:15 PM WSCC 620• Sampling, Tagging, Tracking, and Recording Methods, Part 1 Wednesday Sept. 7th 8:00 AM-5:15 PM WSCC 604• Environmental, Fishing, and Food Web Effects on Production Wednesday Sept. 7th 10:15 AM-12:00 PM WSCC 615• Marine and Estuarine Fishes, Part 2 Wednesday Sept. 7th 1:15 PM-5:15 PM WSCC 4C-4• Eels Wednesday Sept. 7th 3:30 PM-5:15 PM WSCC 612• Freshwater Fish and Ecology, Part 2 Wednesday Sept. 7th 3:30 PM-5:15 PM WSCC 607• Toxicology, Part 1 Wednesday Sept. 7th 3:30 PM-5:15 PM Conf. Center 305• Sampling, Tagging, Tracking, and Recording Methods, Part 2 Thursday Sept. 8th 8:00 AM-5:15 PM WSCC 604• Flow and Fish Thursday Sept. 8th 10:15 AM-5:15 PM WSCC 603• Resident Salmonids Thursday Sept. 8th 1:15 PM-5:15 PM WSCC 617• Fisheries Management Thursday Sept. 8th 3:30 PM-5:15 PM WSCC 3B• Statistics, Modeling and Stock Assessment, Part 2 Thursday Sept. 8th 3:30 PM-5:15 PM WSCC 4C-4• Trophics, Part 2 Thursday Sept. 8th 3:30 PM-5:15 PM WSCC 613• Monitoring and Evaluation Thursday Sept. 8th 3:30 PM-5:15 PM WSCC 607• Toxicology, Part 2 Thursday Sept. 8th 3:30 PM-5:15 PM WSCC 608• Yellow Perch Thursday Sept. 8th 3:30 PM-5:15 PM WSCC 3A88
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  • 97. Oral Presentations Monday September 5 Room The Conference Center - 301 The Conference Center - 302 The Conference Center - 303 The Conference Center - 304 Iteroparity in Steelhead Trout: Protecting Fish at Power Plant Reflections on ForestMonday, Managing for a diversity of Cooling Water Intakes: New Contributed Papers - Management: Can Fish and Sep. 5 Reproductive Life History developments and Science on Climate Change Fiber Coexist?, Part 1 Characteristics Clean Water Act §316(b), Part 1Moderator Christine Moffitt Bob Danehy Doug Dixon Mike Reed Bioenergetic Factors to Consider in Iteroparity in Atlantic Salmon and Steel- Overview of Draft EPA 316(b) Rule for Fish and Fiber in an Age of Change Evaluating and Predicting the Effects of 1:15 PM head Trout: a Contrast and Comparison Existing Facilities pete Bisson 26-1 Global Climate Change on Fishes Marc Mangel 21-1 Douglas A. Dixon, 25-1 Kyle J. Hartman, 6-1 Fitness and Iteroparity in Winter-Run Installation, Operation, and Performance Forest Land Management and Aquatic Climate-Driven Changes in Southern Steelhead: Reproductive Success and of the Gunderboom® Marine Life Exclu- 1:30 PM Habitats in the New England Region California Coastal Fishes the Egg Size/Fecundity Tradeoff sion System at Cooling Water Intakes Keith H. Nislow 26-2 eric Miller, 6-2 Todd Seamons, 21-2 Thomas L. englert, 25-2 Observations of Repeat Spawning of Evaluation of an Angled Intake Structure Climate Change and the Bering Sea Pollock Forests and Fish in the Southeastern US 1:45 PM Steelhead in Yakutat Alaska at a Once-Through Cooled Power Plant Fishery C. a. dolloff, 26-3 Brian Marston 21-3 Robert H. Reider, 25-3 Lisa pfeiffer, 6-3 Trends in Stream Conditions on Lands Physiological Characteristics of Migrating Adaptation to Climate Change: Contrasting Managed by the Forest Service and Integrated Fish Protection System to Steelhead Trout Kelts from the Snake Patterns of Thermal-Reaction-Norm 2:00 PM Bureau of Land Management within the Address Entrainment and Impingement River System Evolution in Pacific vs. Atlantic Silversides Interior West paul patrick 25-4 Jessica Buelow, 21-4 Hannes Baumann, 6-4 Brett B. Roper 26-4 The Impact of Climate Change on Physical Physiological and Migratory Characteris- Landscape-scale Forest Disturbance and Porous Dike for Reducing Fish Instream Habitats and Its Response to River 2:15 PM tics of Clearwater River Steelhead Kelts Coho Salmon Impingement at Power Plants Morphology Bryan Jones, 21-5 Pete Lawson, 26-5 david T. Michaud 25-5 Christoph Hauer, 6-5 Understanding Energy Expenditure of AquaSweepTM Separator Inertial Separa- A Detailed Comparative Analysis of Upstream Migration, Sexual Matura- Restoring In-Stream Legacies of Log tion – An Alternative to Screening of Macro-scale Hydrological and tion, and Kelt Emigration of Snake River Driving and Splash Damming: a Crucial Aquatic Life and Closed Loop Cooling 2:30 PM Climate Model Outputs from the Steelhead Trout with Bioenergetic Models Step Forward Tower Retrofit to Meet 316(b) California Sierra Nevada and Empirical Data from Tissues Kelly. M. Burnett, 26-6 Requirements Alexander Fremier 6-6 Zachary penney, 21-6 Brian R. Murphy 25-6 Riparian Management: Continuation of Energetics and Reproduction in Repeat Velocity Cap Effectiveness at Scattergood Mount Shasta’s Spring Waters, Refugia for Uniform Rules or Spatially Explicit 2:45 PM Spawning Rainbow Trout Generating Station (Los Angeles, CA) Endangered Salmonids Approaches? Lucius Caldwell, 21-7 d. Shane Beck, 25-7 Curtis Knight, 6-7 L. Benda, 26-7 MondaypM BReaKModerator Tim Copeland C. a. dolloff Jon Black Mike Reed Reproductive Development and Behavior Forest Water Quality: What’s the Baseline NEPTUN: Energy Efficient Electronic Fish Climate Change and Northern Puget Sound of Reconditioned Steelhead Kelts in the 3:30 PM for Evaluation? Guidance System Steelhead Yakima River, Washington C. Rhett Jackson 26-8 Piotr Parasiewicz 25-8 ed Connor 6-8 Josh Boyce 21-8 Insights into Steelhead Iteroparity in Timber Harvest Influence on Flow Laboratory Evaluations of Fine-mesh Climate-Driven Habitat Changes Restruc- a Tributary of the Sacramento River, Regimes and Fish in a Northern Idaho 3:45 PM Traveling Screens ture Northern Lake Fish Communities California Watershed Jonathan Black, 25-9 Rachel a. Hovel, 6-9 Robert Null, 21-9 J.a. Gravelle, 26-9 Sediment Yield Response to Sediment Reduction Strategies Implemented Under Biological Testing of Geiger MultiDisc™ Reproductive Success of Northern Lake A Novel Tool for Steelhead Restoration: a Habitat Conservation Plan During a De- Rotary Screens at Salem Generating Trout Populations: The First Casualty of 4:00 PM Enhancing Iteroparity cade of Operations on Industrial Redwood Station Climate Change? douglas Hatch, 21-10 Forestlands in Northern California Ken Strait 25-10 John D. Fitzsimons 6-10 Kathleen Sullivan 26-10 Intake Technologies used at the Brunswick Evaluating Reproductive Success of Watershed Scale Impacts of Con- Bridge Over Knowledged Waters - Linking Steam Electric Plant to Achieve a Maiden and Kelt Steelhead Spawners in temporary Timber Harvest on Stream Science and Traditional Knowledge of 4:15 PM Reduction in Impingement Mortality to a a Hatchery Setting Temperature Arctic Char Level Similar to that of Closed Cycle Ryan Branstetter, 21-11 arne e. Skaugset, 26-11 Jennie a. Knopp, 6-11 Tom Thompson 25-11 Genetic Stock Identification to Evaluate Stream Temperature Response to Timber Larval Avoidance Enhances the Entrain- An Approach to Model and Evaluate Stream the Origins of Migrating Kelt Steelhead Harvest in the Oregon Coast Range Two ment Reduction Performance of Cylindri- Temperature Response to Climate Change 4:30 PM Interrogated at Lower Granite Dam, Idaho and Five Years Post-Harvest cal Wedgewire Screens in Wisconsin Andrew P. Matala 21-12 Jeremiah d. Groom, 26-12 Mark Mattson 25-12 Jana Stewart, 6-12 Effects of Temperature on Functional Relationships Among Michigan’s Fluvial Steelhead Parr Maturation as an Indicator Drift Reduction Technology and Runoff of Laboratory Evaluations of Fish Return Fish Assemblages: Identifying Management 4:45 PM of Life History Pathway Forest Chemicals Systems – What Designs Work Opportunities in the Face of Environmental Richard Bush 21-13 G. G. Ice, 26-13 Ray Tuttle, 25-13 Changes Darren Thornbrugh, 6-13 Speed presentations: Analysis of Survival and Downstream Migration Characteristics of Steelhead Water Yield Effects of Biofuel Intercrop- Kelts Using Instream PIT-Tag Arrays in ping in Loblolly Pine Plantations of the Selecting BTA in the Real World 5:00 PM the Potlatch River Drainage, Idaho Southeastern US James McLaren, 25-14 nick davids, 21-14 J. nettles, 26-14 Steelhead Exhibit Resident Life History and Repeat Spawning Traits Stephen P. Rubin 21-15 89
  • 98. Oral Presentations Monday September 5 Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Room The Conference Center - 305 Center - 3a Center - 3B Center - 401 Marine derived nutrients in Monday, Contributed Papers - Freshwater Systems – Contributed Papers - Fisheries Leadership Sep. 5 Bycatch, Compliance, and More Anadromous Fishes and the Fish Passage nutrient Cycle Bert Lewis; Mark Wipfli; Andy Moderator Dan Dembkowski Cecilia Lewis Sharon Kramer Kohler Marine-Derived Nutrients and Nutrient Gear Switching as a Means to Reduce Thompson Falls Fish Ladder – 48 Steps to Leadership in the Hurricane of Change Loss Mitigation: Where We’ve Been and 1:15 PM Bycatch and Habitat Impacts Bull Trout Restoration on the Clark Fork River Jim Martin 17-1 Where We Might be Headed Lekelia d. Jenkins, 5-1 Brent Mabbott, 7-1 Mark Wipfli, 23-1 Salmon Nutrient Mitigation Effects on An Evaluation of Bycatch in Saginaw Movement Patterns of Adult Bull Trout and What Type of Leader Are You, and Why Bottom-up Processes in Streams: Les- Bay, Lake Huron’s Commercial Trap Net Fish Passage Implications at Albeni Falls 1:30 PM Should You Care? sons from Large-Scale Experiments in Fishery Dam, Idaho Barbara A. Knuth, 17-2 Central Idaho eric MacMillan, 5-2 Lori ortega, 7-2 amy M. Marcarelli, 23-2 Evaluating Freshwater Bycatch with Like- Six Years of Nutrient Enhancement to The Cost of Poor Natural Resource Predictions Based on Literature Fish lihood Methods and Fishery-independent Restore Fisheries in the Kootenai River, 1:45 PM Leadership Movement Studies Data Idaho Tom Sadler 17-3 Craig addley, 7-3 D. Andrew R. Drake, 5-3 Cathy Gidley, 23-3 An Evaluation of Bull Trout Bycatch from Case Studies in Commercial and Recre- Predicting the Effects of Salmon Physical Hydraulic Modeling of Fish Passage Lake Trout Suppression Netting in Lake ational Fishing for Effectively Managing Recolonization on Water Chemistry, 2:00 PM Design for the Glendale Weir Pend Oreille, Idaho Fisheries Resources Periphyton, Invertebrates, and Fishes Brad Hall 7-4 nicholas C. Wahl, 5-4 Eric Schwaab 17-4 Jeremy M. Cram, 23-4 Gravel Bed Delivery of Marine-Derived Downstream Migration of Landlocked Salmon Estimating the Relative Abundance of The Human Aspect of Resource Nutrients During Active and Post-Spawn Salmo salar Smolts Through Multiple Dams, 2:15 PM Highly Migratory Bycatch Species Conservation Periods: a Flume-Based Simulation River Klarälven, Sweden patrick d. Lynch, 5-5 Bryan arroyo 17-5 John Rex, 23-5 Johnny R. norrgård, 7-5 Evaluation of Bycatch Reduction Devices New Frontiers in Fisheries Management Impacts of In-Situ Salmon Decay: Interac- Use of Hydraulic Modeling to Assess on Diamondback Terrapin Bycatch in and Ecology: Broadening Partnerships to tions Between Biofilms, Sediment and Passage Flow Connectivity for Salmon in 2:30 PM Alabama Salt Marshes Serve the Underserved Communities Nutrient Delivery Streams Andrew T. Coleman, 5-6 Stacy nelson, 17-6 Sam J. Albers, 23-6 Theodore e. Grantham 7-6 Nutrient Flux by Chinook Salmon in Idaho Adult Salmon Migrations in the Umatilla River Efficacy of Lanthanide Metals to Reduce Leadership Training & Outcomes Streams: The Ins and Outs, and Basin: Balancing Water Use for Irrigation 2:45 PM Shark Bycatch Thomas G. Coon 17-7 Implications for Management and Fish Stephen Kajiura, 5-7 andre e. Kohler, 23-7 Kinsey E. Frick, 7-7 Monday pM BReaK Bert Lewis; Mark Wipfli; Moderator Dan Dembkowski Jarrad Kosa Sharon Kramer andy Kohler Analysis of Indices of Abundance for A Bioenergetic Evaluation of Changes in The Influence of Stream Crossing Structures Important Groundfish Species in the Leading the Way to Resilient and Produc- Habitat Quality for Salmonid Fishes: on the Distribution of Rearing Juvenile Pacific 3:30 PM Northern Gulf of Mexico From 1987-2008, tive Careers and Fisheries Resources Calculating the Benefit from Stream Salmon Relative to Shrimp Bycatch William W. Taylor, 17-8 Nutrient Enrichment in the Salmon River Jeffrey C. davis, 7-8 allison odom, 5-8 Steven O. Campbell Jr., 23-8 Accounting for Yearly Variation in Entrainment Risk of Juvenile Anadromous Effective Leadership Through Managing and Mitigating Salmon-Derived 3:45 PM Albatross Bycatch in the Deep-Set Hawaii Fishes, Chinook Salmon and Green Multijurisdictional Research Nutrients Pelagic Longline Fishery Sturgeon, to Unscreened Diversion Pipes Ian G. Cowx 17-9 Gregg Servheen, 23-9 Daniel F. Luers 5-9 Timothy d. Mussen, 7-9 Gillnet Configurations and Their Impact Using Sturgeon Behavior to Determine Fish on Atlantic Sturgeon and Marine Mammal Conservation Leadership in Cooperative Effects of Salmon Carcass and Analog Passage and Ecosystem Flow Restoration 4:00 PM Bycatch in the New Jersey Monkfish Extension Additions on Resident Trout in Idaho Opportunities on the Savannah River Fishery Thomas G. Coon 17-10 Scott F. Collins, 23-10 Amanda Wrona Meadows, 7-10 James L. armstrong, 5-10 Leading from Behind: Influencing Effects of Marine-Derived Nutrients on Artisanal Fisheries and Economics of Prairie Stream Fish Community Structure and 4:15 PM Fisheries Policy and Management Juvenile Atlantic Salmon Growth and Fishing Units at Sirte in Libya Related Effects of Semi-Permeable Barriers Through Partnerships Body Condition Titto Dcruz, 5-11 Joshuah S. perkin, 7-11 Stephen G. perry 17-11 Margaret Q. Guyette, 23-11 Compliance with Existing Fisheries Co-Leadership: Effective Resource Modeling the Effects of Anadromous Fish Mechanisms and Importance of Spillway Regulations Yields Ecological Benefits for Management Through Partnerships Nitrogen on Riparian Forest Balance Escapement of Muskellunge 4:30 PM the Northern Gulf of California Hannibal Bolton 17-12 Andrea Noble-Stuen 23-12 Max H. Wolter, 7-12 Cameron Ainsworth, 5-12 Incorporating a Habitat Preference Model The Importance of Marine Nutrient Influence of Migration Barriers on Tropical into the Stock Assessment and Manage- Leadership Training Tools Subsidies in Mountainous Riparian Diadromous Fishes 4:45 PM ment of Pacific Blue Marlin Cecilia Lewis, 17-13 Forests patrick B. Cooney, 7-13 nan-Jay Su, 5-13 Tadd Wheeler, 23-13 Spatially Explicit Sea Cucumber Stock Long Term Lake Fertilization Projects in Rehabilitating the River Ätran for Diadromous Leading from Any Chair 5:00 PM Assessment in Seychelles South Central Alaska Fish Species Mamie parker, 17-14 Haruko Koike, 5-14 Bert Lewis 23-14 olle Calles, 7-1490
  • 99. Oral Presentations Monday September 5 Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Room Center - 4C-1 Center - 4C-2 Center - 4C-3 Center - 4C-4Monday, Pacific Salmon Recovery, Contributed Papers - Contributed Papers - Juvenile Contributed Papers- Statistics, Sep. 5 planning and Implementation Age and Growth Salmonids Freshwater Modeling, and Stock assessmentModerator Mike parton John Woodling Diana Sweet Charles anderson Estimating the Contribution of Among- Avian Predation on Juvenile Salmonids Biophysical Complexity of Pacific Individual and Environmental Variation to Bayesian State-Space Model for at John Day and the Dalles Dams on the 1:15 PM Salmon Rivers Variability in Fish Growth: Bayesian Methods Stock-Recruitment Data Columbia River in 2010 Jack a. Stanford 24-1 for Von Bertalanffy Growth Zhenming Su, 12-1 nathan a. Zorich, 10-1 Andrew Olaf Shelton, 4-1 Instantaneous Rates Tagging Models Al- Short-Term Growth Bioindicators : Do Identification and Characterization of Population Structure and Viability of lowing for Delayed Mixing of Newly Tagged Laboratory Results Coincide with Field Catherine Creek Juvenile Spring Chinook 1:30 PM ESA-listed Salmonids in California Cohorts: Benefits from Partial Year Tabulation Measurements? Salmon Overwinter Rearing Habitat Thomas Williams 24-2 of Recaptures Lindsay A. Campbell, 4-2 Scott D. Favrot, 10-2 Lynn Waterhouse, 12-2 Population Structure and Viability Sexual Maturity of Deep-Sea Red Crabs Evaluating the Consequences of Adjusting Forms of Production Loss During the Criteria for Interior Columbia Basin Chaceon quinquedens in the Mid-Atlantic Stock Assessment Estimates of Abundance 1:45 PM Early Life History of Fall Chinook Salmon Salmon ESUs and Steelhead DPSs Bight for Retrospective Patterns Using Mohn’s Rho Eric W. Oldenburg, 10-3 Thomas Cooney 24-3 Bradley Stevens 4-3 Jonathan Deroba 12-3 Atlantic Salmon Growth and Survival As Evaluating the Impacts of Stock Structure Puget Sound Chinook and Chum Southeastern Alaska Male Dungeness an Indicator of Habitat Quality in Small Uncertainty on Sailfish Stock Assessment in 2:00 PM Viability Targets Crabs Growth Tributaries of the Machias River the Atlantic Ocean norma Jean Sands, 24-4 Shareef Siddeek, 4-4 Watershed Catarina Wor, 12-4 Wesley ashe, 10-4 Developing Applications for Spatial Estimation of Mortality Rates from Mean Estimating Freshwater Production of Fall Structure and Diversity Parameters in A Long-Lived Life History for opakapaka Length and Fishing Effort: a Modification Chinook Salmon Using a Spatially Explicit, 2:15 PM Salmon Recovery: a Skagit Chinook Pristipomoides filamentosus of the Gedamke-Hoenig Length-Based Individual-Based Model Salmon Example Allen H. Andrews, 4-5 Estimator Brian Bellgraph, 10-5 eric Beamer 24-5 amy Then, 12-5 Length-Specific Survival of Out-Migrating Southern Steelhead: Ecology, Evolu- Studies on Damselfish (Pomacentridae) Spatially and Temporally Explicit, Individual- Yearling and Subyearling Chinook Salmon 2:30 PM tion, and Complexity Larvae from the Island of Oahu, Hawaii Based, Life-History and Productivity Modeling in the Snake and Columbia Rivers Mark H. Capelli 24-6 Shelly Witters, 4-6 Kristina Mcnyset, 12-6 Richard S. Brown, 10-6 Larval Growth Rates of Three Groups of A System-Wide Evaluation of Avian Ecological Importance of Flow Modeling Chinook Salmon Returns to the Hawaiian Fishes Derived from Sagittal Predation on Juvenile Salmonids in the 2:45 PM Patterns Kuskokwim River, Alaska, 1976-2009. Otoliths Columbia River Basin Robert Fuerstenberg, 24-7 Kevin Schaberg, 12-7 Charlie oncea, 4-7 allen evans, 10-7 MondaypM BReaKModerator norma Jean Sands John Woodling Diana Sweet Charles anderson A Generalized Analysis of the Shepherd Condors and Coho: Rethinking Predation on Naturally-Produced Chinook Regional Differences in Red Snapper Age Function: Estimating the Degree of Federal Recovery Planning for Salmon Parr in the Lower Salmon River, 3:30 PM and Growth Across the Gulf of Mexico Compensation From Short-Term Extinction Prevention New York Courtney R. Saari, 4-8 Perturbations in Biomass Charlotte Ambrose 24-8 Andrew D. Miller, 10-8 Justin yeakel 12-8 Measuring Biological Sustainability via Age Validation of Pacific Cod Using Stable Bioenergetics and Migration of Snake Capturing the Life Cycle of Pacific Salmon in 3:45 PM a Decision Support System Oxygen Isotopes (δ 18O) River Fall Chinook Salmon a Single Modeling Framework Thomas C. Wainwright, 24-9 Craig R. Kastelle, 4-9 John M. Plumb, 10-9 Laure pecquerie, 12-9 Evaluation of Non-Lethal Sampling Methods Hood Canal Summer Chum Salmon Growth and Consumption Rates in Juve- Modeling Nonstationary Natural Mortality in for Age and Reproductive Status Determina- 4:00 PM Recovery nile Steelhead Catch-At-Age Models tion of Tripletail Lobotes surinamensis Thom H. Johnson, 24-10 Knut Marius Myrvold, 10-10 yan Jiao, 12-10 Russell parr, 4-10 Hitting Rock Bottom? Modelling Essential Adaptively Managing the Upper Delayed Growth Explains Life-History Does It Fit? Estimating the Growth of Sharks Fish Habitat for Commercially Important 4:15 PM Columbia Salmon Recovery Plan Variation in Snake R. Fall Chinook Salmon Sebastian A. Pardo, 4-11 Hawaiian Bottomfish Casey M. Baldwin, 24-11 Henriette Jager 10-11 Cordelia Moore, 12-11 Monitoring and Adaptive Management Length-Based Model for Largemouth Bass Developing Negative Binomial Mixed Models Juvenile Coho Life History Tactics Utilizing for Salmon Recovery in the State’s with Individual Variation in Annual Growth to Partition Variance in Fishery-Independent 4:30 PM the Mid-Klamath River Corridor Most Populous Watershed Increments Survey Data Toz Soto 10-12 Scott a. Stolnack 24-12 James Breck, 4-12 Brian J. Irwin, 12-12 Regional Differences in Temperature Juvenile Coho Salmon Utilization of off- Using Bayesian Multi-State Mark-Recapture 2010: 5-Year Status Review of Dependent Growth of Steelhead with Channel Habitats in the Lower Klamath Models to Understand Life History Dynamics 4:45 PM Salmon ESUs Implications for Climate Change River of Atlantic Salmon in Freshwater Michael Ford, 24-13 Walter Heady 4-13 Monica Hiner, 10-13 douglas B. Sigourney, 12-13 Salmon Recovery: Diversity in Retrospective Analysis of Atlantic Salmon Predation by Hatchery Cutthroat Trout in Approaches within the Range of Marine Growth Parameters in the Northwest A Spatial Model for Population-Selectivity 5:00 PM the Cowlitz River, WA Pacific Salmon Atlantic Based on Tag-Recovery Data david Sampson 12-14 Julie a. Henning 10-14 Mike parton 24-14 alicia S. Miller, 4-14 91
  • 100. Oral Presentations Monday September 5 Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Room Center - 602 Center - 603 Center - 604 Center - 606 Implementation of the San Joaquin Chemical Signatures of Monday, alternative non-lethal Survey River Settlement agreement to otoliths and application In Best Student paper, part 1 Sep. 5 Strategies Restore Chinook Salmon to the San Fisheries Joaquin River, Ca. Moderator David Noakes; Yongwen Gao Elizabeth Clarke Tracy Galarowicz; Jill Leonard Scott McBain Conducting Visual Surveys of Rockfishes Fish Species of Greatest Conservation Introduction to the San Joaquin River in Untrawlable Habitats Using Manned Need in Wadeable Iowa Streams: Relative 1:15 PM Settlement Agreement Submersibles Importance of Spatial Scales Otolith Techniques in the History of Eel Doug Obegi 19-1 Mary yoklavich, 13-1 anthony R. Sindt, 2-1 Discoveries Katsumi Tsukamoto 15-1 Implementing the San Joaquin River Camtrawl: a Combined Camera-Trawl Effects of Land Use On Headwater Settlement Agreement; The Unique Role of System for High Resolution Non-Lethal Stream Community Structure and 1:30 PM the Restoration Administrator within a Federal Sampling of Marine Environments Function Program Kresimir Williams, 13-2 eden L. effert, 2-2 Rod Meade 19-2 Otolith Elemental Fingerprint of Importance of Incorporating Digital Imaging Developing an Adaptive Framework for Patterns of Mountain Sucker Distribution Several Commercial Fishes in Yangtze Technology into Broad-Scale Surveys of Managing a Large-Scale River Restoration 1:45 PM In the Black Hills River Estuary, China Reef-Fish Assemblages Program on the San Joaquin River Luke Schultz, 2-3 Jian yang, 15-2 Theodore S. Switzer, 13-3 Larry R. Brown 19-3 Using a Small ROV to Estimate the Abun- Population Responses of Chinook and Historical Fish Community and Efforts to Statistical Analysis on Isotopic Data of dance of Sensitive Rockfishes and Benthic Coho Salmon to Suspended Sediments in Restore Native Fish to the San Joaquin River, 2:00 PM Atlantic Salmon Otoliths Marine Fishes a Coastal Watershed of British Columbia California david Bean, 15-3 Robert Pacunski, 13-4 H. andres araujo, 2-4 Zachary Jackson 19-4 Element Signature in Otolith Nuclei Population Goals for Reintroduction of New Optical, Acoustic, and Autonomous Salmonid Consumption by Smallmouth for Stock Delineation of Anadromous Chinook Salmon into the San Joaquin River, 2:15 PM System Technologies for Fisheries Research Bass using Bioenergetics Tapertail Anchovy Using LA-ICPMS California philip McGillivary 13-5 Alix O. Blake, 2-5 Shuozeng Dou 15-4 erin Strange 19-5 Stable Isotope Analyses in Otoliths of Reintroduction of Chinook Salmon into the Alaska CamSled: High Resolution Benthic Life History Traits of Invasive Mosquitofish Silver Carp from Yangtze River and San Joaquin River: Spring Run Source Popu- 2:30 PM Imaging Along Environmental Gradients Ganjiang River for Stock Identification lations and Reintroduction Methods Gregg E. Rosenkranz, 13-6 Gerard Carmona-Catot, 2-6 Jianzhong Shen, 15-5 Michelle Workman, 19-6 Identifying Individuals of Neosalanx Does Inadvertent Selection on Juvenile Developing the SeaBED AUV to Monitor Hatchery and Genetic Management of taihuensis Born in Different Spawning Growth Rate Explain Low Fitness of 2:45 PM West Coast Groundfish and Their Habitat Salmon Re-Introduction in the San Joaquin R. Seasons Using Otolith Microstructure Hatchery Steelhead in the Wild? M. Elizabeth Clarke, 13-7 Mariah Meek, 19-7 Songguang Xie 15-6 Neil F. Thompson, 2-7 Monday pM BReaK Moderator David Noakes; Yongwen Gao Elizabeth Clarke Tracy Galarowicz; Jill Leonard Michelle Workman Replacing Something That Doesn’t Exist: Tracing Origins of Invasive Piscivores Trawl Camera and Hydroacoustics for Regulatory, Social, and Biological Issues for Using Strontium Isotope Ratios 3:30 PM Verification of Species Reintroduction of Chinook Salmon into the Physiological Control of Isotope and (87Sr/86Sr) In Otoliths George Cronkite, 13-8 San Joaquin River Element Variation in Cod Otoliths Brian a. Wolff, 2-8 Rhonda J. Reed, 19-8 audrey Geffen 15-7 Categorizing Recreational Anglers’ Comparative Assessment of Visual Survey Reach 4B - Constraints and opportunities for Attitudes and Behaviours Relevant for 3:45 PM Tools lower San Joaquin River restoration Pacific Salmon Conservation Jennifer R. Reynolds, 13-9 Joseph Merz 19-9 Vivian M. nguyen 2-9 Isotopic Signatures of Otoliths as Action of Natural Selection On Body Size Restoration of Reach 2B for Fisheries: Estimation of Yelloweye Rockfish Management Tools in Groundfish and Date of Return In a Wild Population of Habitat and Passage: Opportunities, 4:00 PM Abundance Using a Submersible Stocks Coho Salmon Challenges and Reality Jennifer Stahl 13-10 Yongwen Gao 15-8 Miyako Kodama, 2-10 Thomas L. Taylor 19-10 Factors Influencing Otolith Elemental Designing and Optimizing Commercial Red Genetic and Non-Genetic Effects In the San Joaquin River Water Quality as a Limit- Incorporation: Implications for Field 4:15 PM Sea Urchin Line Transect Diving Surveys. Early Divergence of Salmonids ing Factor for Salmonid Reintroduction Applications y.W. Cheng, 13-11 Camille A. Leblanc, 2-11 Marissa Bauer 19-11 Jessica a. Miller, 15-9 An Index of Abundance for Gag Grouper Coarse and Fine Sediment Management to Growth and Population Structure of Plasticity and Trade-Offs in the Growth of Using Fish Counts and Habitat Information Achieve the Restoration Goal for the San 4:30 PM Georgia Basin Pacific Hake Migratory Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) From a Camera Survey Joaquin River paul Chittaro, 15-10 Francisco Marco-Rius 2-12 Christopher T. Gledhill, 13-12 Scott McBain, 19-12 Applying Otolith Chemistry to Simple and Stratified Sampling Designs The Impact of Didymosphenia geminata Population Studies in Fisheries: Year 2 of Rewatering the San Joaquin River: Involving Bottom Trawl and Submersible on Brown Trout: Biological Villain or Eco- 4:45 PM Is Environment or Biology the Key to Overview of Lessons Learned Gears logical Scapegoat? Variation in Multi-Element Signals? Charles Hanson 19-13 James Thorson, 13-13 daniel a. James 2-13 Mei-yu Chang 15-11 Speed presentations: Collecting HD Video and Automating Area Swept Calculations for Small ROV Based Priority Scientific Uncertainties and Informa- Age Determination Methods for Two Surveys Fish out of Water: Impending Extinctions tion Needs in Coming Years for Achieving 5:00 PM Esquamate Farron Wallace 13-14 in California’s Freshwater Fish Fauna Restoration Goal Wenqiao Tang, 15-12 Jacob Katz, 2-14 Gerald Hatler 19-14 Tests of a Video Lander System as a Survey Tool on Oregon’s Nearshore Rocky Reefs Matthew Blume 13-1592
  • 101. Oral Presentations Monday September 5 Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Room Center - 607 Center - 608 Center - 609 Center - 611 Juvenile Salmon ecology and Variation in Age and Size atMonday, Contributed Papers - ecosystem Restoration in the Great Lakes Fisheries Management Maturation in Salmonids: Sep. 5 Hatcheries Lower Columbia River and policy: a Binational perspective Causes and Consequences. and estuaryModerator doug olson don Campton Gary Johnson Abigail Lynch; Nancy Leonard Emergence Survival of Captive- Fish Communities and Juvenile Salmon Age-at-Maturity Effects on Chinook Salmon reared versus Natural Spring Chinook in Tidal Freshwater -- Implications for Great Lakes Fisheries Law Enforcement 1:15 PM Breeding Success Salmon. Restoration edmund McGarrell, 18-1 Barry Berejikian 29-1 eric Stark, 8-1 nichole Sather, 22-1 Poor Progeny to Parent Sur- Feeding Ecology of Juvenile Chinook vival Rates in an ESA Listed Spring Evolution of Age and Size at Maturation in Salmon in Shallow Freshwater Areas of Ichthyofauna of the Great Lakes Basin 1:30 PM Chinook Population - Hatchery or Salmon and Steelhead the Lower Columbia River Brian M. Roth, 18-2 Density-Dependent Effects? Jeffrey J. Hard 29-2 erick S. Van dyke, 22-2 Michael Gallinat 8-2 Assessment of Altered Rearing Energy and the Role of Shallow Tidal Environments on Survival and Physiological Indices of Puberty Onset in Overview of the Destruction and Freshwater Habitats for Juvenile Chinook 1:45 PM Performance of Hatchery-Reared Male Salmonid Fish Rehabilitation of Great Lakes Fisheries Salmon Inland Trout Penny Swanson, 29-3 Christopher I. Goddard, 18-3 adam J. Storch 22-3 Thomas e. McMahon, 8-3 Size-Specific Maturation Probability in Eat, but Don’t Get Eaten- Quantifying the Grande Ronde and Imnaha River Assessing Landscape Condition in the California Chinook - Variation Across Years Energetic Benefit of Columbia River 2:00 PM Basins Minijack Chinook Salmon Laurentian Great Lakes Basin and Among Runs Estuary Restoration to Juvenile Salmon Joseph Feldhaus, 8-4 Kevin Wehrly, 18-4 William Satterthwaite, 29-4 Craig a. Haskell, 22-4 Comparison of Pre and Post Smolt Juvenile Salmon Ecology of Tidal Fresh- Size Dependent Spawning Site Selection in Great Lakes Fish Diseases Past, Present, Rearing Groups in Chinook Salmon water Wetlands in the Lower Columbia 2:15 PM Spring Chinook Salmon Future Captive Broodstock River Andrew Dittman, 29-5 Mohamed Faisal, 18-5 Sally Gee, 8-5 Catherine A. Corbett, 22-5 Evaluation on Production Performance Precocious Male Maturation as a Driver of Residence Time of AcousticTagged Juve- Multi-Jurisdictional Management of the in Nile Tilapia Utilizing Saturated Fatty Domestication Selection in Hatchery Spring nile Chinook Salmon in off-Channel Areas Shared Great Lakes Fishery: Transcending 2:30 PM Acid-Enriched Soybean Oil As Full or Chinook Salmon During Winter and Early Spring Conflict and Diffuse Political Authority Partial Replacements for Fish Oil donald Larsen, 29-6 James Hughes, 22-6 Marc Gaden, 18-6 Bonnie Mulligan, 8-6 Newer Strategies for Increasing the Estimating Habitat Utilization for Chinook, Hatchery & Wild Spring Chinook Jack Production and Nutritive Quality of Chum, and Coho Salmon in a Restoring Great Lakes Commercial Fisheries 2:45 PM Production in the Upper Yakima River Food Fishes Tidal Freshwater Wetland Tammy Newcomb, 18-7 Curtis M. Knudsen 29-7 Shiva d. Singh 8-7 Curtis Roegner 22-7 MondaypM BReaKModerator doug olson William Satterthwaite Gary Johnson Abigail Lynch; Nancy Leonard Migratory Behavior of Juvenile Effect of Male Age on Spawning Success of “Coaster” Brook Trout Stocked into Effectiveness Monitoring for Lower Great Lakes Recreational Fisheries and Their Hatchery and Wild Chinook Salmon in Wild 3:30 PM Whittlesey Creek, WI: a Lake Superior Columbia River Restoration Projects Role in Resource Management and Policy and Hatchery Environments Tributary phil Simpson 22-8 Andrew Loftus, 18-8 Michael Ford, 29-8 Mark J. Brouder, 8-8 Behavioral, Physiological, and Mor- Effectiveness of Tide Gate Replacements phological Changes in a Steelhead Early Male Maturation of Chinook Salmon Managing for Sustainable Walleye Fisheries to Increase Habitat Access for Juvenile 3:45 PM Hatchery Supplementation Program Caught at Sea in Lake Erie Salmon Associated with Genetic Divergence Brian Beckman 29-9 Edward F. Roseman, 18-9 Jeff Johnson 22-9 William Simpson, 8-9 Learning from Studies of Fishery Science, Uncertainties, and Limitations Optimizing Early Life Stage Culture of Rehabilitation of Lake Sturgeon in the Great Selection on Age and Size at Maturation about Juvenile Salmon Habitat Restora- 4:00 PM Gamefish Species Lakes: Making Progress in Alaskan Salmon tion in the Lower Columbia River Gorge angie Hengst, 8-10 Bruce a. Manny, 18-10 neala W. Kendall 29-10 Chris Collins, 22-10 Factors Influencing Individual Individual Condition and Stream Tempera- Indices of Early Life History Diversity as Reproductive Success of Largemouth Size-Limit Regulation of Sport Fishery ture Influence Early Maturation of Rainbow a High Level Indicator of Salmon Perfor- 4:15 PM Bass Spawned in an Indoor Hatchery Harvest of Lake Trout and Steelhead Trout mance Raceway Charles C. Krueger, 18-11 John McMillan 29-11 Gary e. Johnson 22-11 John Hargrove, 8-11 Developing and Designing Restoration Behavioral Epigenetics: A Mechanism Breeding Success of Four Male Life-History Projects to Benefit Juvenile Salmon for Differences Between Wild and Types of Spring Chinook Salmon Spawning Pacific Salmonines in the Great Lakes Basin 4:30 PM Rearing in the Lower Columbia River and Hatchery Salmonids? in an Observation Stream Randall M. Claramunt, 18-12 Estuary david L. G. noakes 8-12 Steven Schroder, 29-12 Matt Van ess 22-12 Applied Ecology in the Implementation Construction of A Mesocosm Re- Promiscuity vs. Fecundity: How Diversity of the Washington Memorandum of Sea Lamprey Control in the Laurentian Great 4:45 PM Creation of Devils Hole Can Compensate for Sexual Selection Agreement (MOA) On Estuary Habitat Lakes Olin G. Feuerbacher, 8-13 Edward Beall, 29-13 Restoration Michael J. Siefkes, 18-13 Steve Vigg 22-13 Populations in Peril: Rapid Effects of Report on Lessons Learned from the Science-Based Adaptive Management of Captive Rearing on the Performance Co-Managers Workshop on Age and Size at the Columbia Estuary Ecosystem 5:00 PM of an Endangered Species Maturity in Pacific Salmon Restoration Program nate Wilke, 8-14 don Campton 29-14 Blaine Ebberts, 22-14 93
  • 102. Oral Presentations Monday September 5Oral Presentations Monday September 5 Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Room Center - 612 Center - 613 Center - 614 Center - 615 Monday, Innovations in Electrofishing Contributed Papers - Contributed Papers - Humans Crayfish in Western North America Sep. 5 Technology and Techniques Tribal and Sport Harvest and Fisheries Management Moderator Jim Reynolds audra Brase Leanne Roulson Julian olden Efficacy of Chemical Sedatives and Phylogeography of the Signal Crayfish Ten Ways to Improve Executive Electroanesthesia in Sedating Hybrid Exploitation of Channel Catfish in Arkansas Pacifastacus leniusculus in 1:15 PM Management of Conflict Striped Bass and Largemouth Bass Jeffrey W. Quinn, 3-1 the Pacific Northwest Michael Fraidenburg 9-1 Jesse Trushenski, 20-1 eric Larson 1-1 Challenges to Providing Harvest Understanding the Role of Environmental Muddied Waters: Disentangling a Complex Use of Electric Barriers to Limit the Opportunities in the Oregon Marine Non-Governmental Organizations in De- History of Range Expansion of the Northern 1:30 PM Spread of Invasive Fish Recreational Groundfish Fishery veloping Fishery Management Plans Crayfish philip Moy 20-2 Lynn a. Mattes, 3-2 alesia Read, 9-2 Bronwyn W. Williams, 1-2 Innovative Non-Lethal Electric Fields Assessment of Bias and Precision of Roving A Model for Predicting Commercial Variation in Signal Crayfish Morphology and for Marine Mammal Deterrence: Re- Creel Survey Designs to Estimate Chinook Fishing Effort for Blue Crab in Environmental Conditions Between its Native 1:45 PM sults of Trials on Seals and Sea Lions Salmon Harvest in Idaho Chesapeake Bay Tributaries and Invasive Ranges Carl Burger, 20-3 Joshua L. McCormick, 3-3 David A. Loewensteiner, 9-3 Paula Rosewarne, 1-3 Use of an Electrified Test Fishing Analysis of Catch Length Limit Regulations Invasive Crayfish in Western Oregon: Gillnet to Deter Seal Predation on for Nahuel Huapi Lake, Northern Patagonia, Holistic Fishery Management Distribution and Implications for Native 2:00 PM Salmon in the Fraser River, B.C. Argentina Charles Fowler 9-4 Crayfish Keith Forrest, 20-4 Pablo H. Vigliano, 3-4 Christopher a. pearl, 1-4 Electro-frogging: An Innovative The Giant Gerrard Rainbow Trout of Performance of In-Season Harvest Trophic Cascades, Detrital Dynamics, and Technique for Capturing Invasive Kootenay Lake: Are Anglers Driving the Management Strategies for the Yukon Biotic Resistance: Roles of Crayfish in 2:15 PM American Bullfrogs Boom-Bust Cycles in the Trophy Fishery? River Fall Chum Salmon Stock of Alaska California Streams Stan a. orchard 20-5 Joseph Thorley, 3-5 Matthew J. Catalano, 9-5 Jonathan W. Moore, 1-5 Effects of Electroshock on Embryos Media Coverage of Ocean Issues: A and Larvae of Rainbow Trout: Success Indicators and Partnerships: a Content Analysis of Newspaper Articles on Crayfish Large Lake Ecosystems: Seasonal 2:30 PM Preliminary Tests for Eradication of Case Study of an Urban Fishing Program Marine, Coastal, and Ocean Management Dynamics and Ecological Impacts Invasive Salmonids angie Carter, 3-6 from 1990 – 2010 Sudeep Chandra, 1-6 Bahram Farokhkish, 20-6 Ingrid S. Biedron, 9-6 Do We Have to Choose? Balancing Life History and Distribution of the Invasive Getting the Scoop on Pelagic Forage Columbia River Tribal Fisheries: Life History Conservation and Harvest Goals in Rusty Crayfish and the Native Signal Crayfish 2:45 PM Fish in Lakes Stages of a Co-Management Institution Rebuilding a Stock in the John Day River, OR Jennifer M. Blair, 20-7 Sibyl Diver 3-7 Sarah R. Valencia, 9-7 Keith L. Sorenson, 1-7 Conservation and Management of Monday Kokanee, the Little Oncorhynchus pM BReaK nerka, in an altered and Changing Landscape Moderator Jim Reynolds audra Brase Leanne Roulson Jeffrey Chan A Simulation-Based Evaluation of Harvest Deep-Water Electroshocker for Sam- How Should We Evaluate and Conserve Ko- Policies for Intermixing Stocks of Lake Fishermen as Part of the Solution 3:30 PM pling Small Fishes and Invertebrates kanee Under the Endangered Species Act? Whitefish in the Upper Great Lakes Clayward Tam, 9-8 J. ellen Marsden, 20-8 Jeffrey Chan 30-1 Kyle Molton, 3-8 Use of Float-Tubes to Increase Brown Trout Population Response to Trophy The Influence of Thermal Stratification on the Efficiency and Safety of Backpack Assessing Vulnerability and Change in Regulations in a Southeastern U.S. Tailwater Vertical Movements of Kokanee and Their 3:45 PM Electrofishing in Australian Isolated Eastern Maine Fishing Communities and Related Effects of Dam Discharge Predators in Lake Sammamish, Washington Boulder Streams anna Henry, 9-9 dave dreves, 3-9 Hans B. Berge, 30-2 Andrew Bruce, 20-9 The Role of Boat Electrofishing in Effects of Harvest Mortality on Muskel- Describing U.S. West Coast Commercial Genetic Analysis of Oncorhynchus nerka in Restoring Fish Populations in Shallow lunge Size Structure in Wisconsin’s Ceded 4:00 PM Fishing Communities Washington State Lakes Territory anna Varney 9-10 Todd Kassler, 30-3 Brendan J. Hicks, 20-10 Matthew D. Faust, 3-10 Development of a Device for Record- Private Rights and Co-Management: Un- Stream or Shore? Outlier Loci Distinguish Delayed Hooking Mortality of Blue Catfish ing Power Output for Electrofishing derstanding What Leads to Stewardship in Kokanee Ecotypes to Inform Fisheries 4:15 PM Caught on Juglines Standardization Five Australian Abalone Fisheries Management Joseph Schmitt, 3-11 Lisa Harlan 20-11 patrick Gilmour, 9-11 Karen Frazer, 30-4 Skaha Lake Kokanee: Recruitment, Growth, A Model for Predicting Conductivity Collaborative Fishery Management Opportu- Survival, and Competition with other plank- 4:30 PM Range for Effective Electrofishing nities Between Tribal and State Agencies tivores. Jan C. dean, 20-12 Marty Holtgren, 3-12 paul Rankin, 30-5 What Lake or Reservoir Characteristics Allow Standardizing the Electrofishing Fleet Kokanee to Persist with Introduced Opossum 4:45 PM in the Upper Colorado River Basin Shrimp and Shared Predators? Patrick J. Martinez, 20-13 erik Schoen, 30-6 Survey-Based Perspectives on Practi- tioner Expectations and Electrofishing: 5:00 PM Do We Need Some Innovation in Information Transfer? Martin O’Farrell, 20-1494
  • 103. Oral Presentations Monday September 5Oral Presentations State Conven- Washington Washington State Con- Washington State Con- Washington State Con- Monday September 5 Washington State Conven- Room tion Center - 616 vention Center - 617 vention Center - 618 vention Center - 619 tion Center - 620 The National Fish Habitat action plan: progress, part- Challenges in Managing The Biology, ecology, and Monday, nerships, and Next Steps Collaborative Fisheries Contributed Papers- Marine & estuarine Rec- Management of Summer Sep. 5 in protecting, Restoring Research Fellowship physiology reational Fisheries Flounder and Enhancing Sustainable Fisheries in North America Moderator Cecil Rich Troy Hartly Russell dunn Eric Powell Alena Pribyl Responding to Workforce Managing Recreational Sex Ratio of Summer Flounder The NFHAP: Goals, Progress, and Demands and Overcoming the Fisheries Under the Magnuson– Challenges to Reducing Commercial and Recreational 1:15 PM Future Needs Challenges of Collaborative Stevens Fishery Conservation Barotrauma Mortality in US Landings Stephen G. perry, 28-1 Fisheries Research and Management Act Stephen F. Theberge Jr. 11-1 Eric N. Powell, 27-1 Troy Hartley 16-1 paul perra 14-1 Future of Conservation Flowing Forward: A View to the Too Hot or Too Cold? How Pacific Engineering and Fishing Gear Management Challenges in Geographic Variation in Summer Future for the Direction of the Sardine Respond to Changing 1:30 PM Designs: Tomorrow’s Gear Rebuilding West Coast Rockfish Flounder Demographics National Fish Habitat Assessment Temperatures Innovations Jim Hastie, 14-2 patrick J. Sullivan, 27-2 Gary Whelan 28-2 Alena Pribyl, 11-2 John Mitchell 16-2 Role of Networks in Building Simulation Study of Biological Oxidative Stress and Senescence Communicating the Results of the Conservation Engineering Summer Flounder Recreational Reference Points for the Sum- Throughout the Migration of Pink 1:45 PM NFHAP 2010 report on Fish Habitat and Collaborative Fisheries Fishery Management mer Flounder Salmon Susan-Marie Stedman 28-3 Research Capacity Jessica M. Coakley, 14-3 Brian Rothschild, 27-3 Samantha Wilson, 11-3 earl Meredith 16-3 Teaching Conservation Historical Biomass Distribu- U.S. Fish Habitat Partnerships: Engineering and Fishing Gear Discard Mortality of Summer Responses and Recovery of Adult tions of Commercially and Lessons from Collaboration, Design Through Distance Flounder in the Commercial Migrating Pacific Salmon to Exer- 2:00 PM Recreationally Important Fishes Science and Conservation Learning, e-Networking, and a Trawl Fishery cise and Temperature Stress in Coastal Louisiana George e. Schuler, 28-4 Research Practicum Emerson Hasbrouck Jr. 27-4 Michael R. donaldson, 11-4 Kristy A. Lewis 14-4 Christopher Glass 16-4 Midwest Fish Habitat Partnerships: Using the Cooperative Meeting National Fish Habitat Discard Mortality in the Summer Matters of the Heart and Sex: Teaching Scientific Design for Research Mid-Atlantic Set-Aside Action Plan Goals Through Flounder Trawl Fishery: A New Cardiac Stress Physiology in 2:15 PM Conservation Engineering Program to Benefit Recreational Development of a Coordinated Approach to Evaluation Rainbow Trout Steven X. Cadrin 16-5 Fisheries Scientific Network Matthew Yergey, 27-5 Tracey Momoda, 11-5 eleanor a. Bochenek 14-5 Maureen Gallagher, 28-5 Educational Technology in Prac- Relationships Between Female Comparative Metabolic Rates of Western Fish Habitat Partnerships: tice: Distance Learning, Social Recreational Angler Expenditure Parent and Offspring Quality in Common Western North Atlantic 2:30 PM Six Ways to Data Confusion Networking and Professional Survey Summer Flounder Sciaenid Fishes Robin Knox, 28-6 Cohort Development Sabrina Lovell 14-6 Christopher Chambers 27-6 andrij Horodysky, 11-6 Janet Krenn 16-6 A National Program for Estimating Summer Flounder Alaska and Hawaii Fish Habitat Evaluating the Efficacy of Effects of an Experimental Corti- Engaging the Recreational Mortality Rates Using Partnerships: Overview and Semi-Pelagic Otter Boards: A sol Challenge on the Behaviour of Fisheries Community in Mark-Recapture Data from a 2:45 PM Evaluation of Methods for Assess- Win-Win for Fishermen and the Wild Radio-Tagged Creek Chub Supporting Recreational Data Recreational Angler Tagging ment and Prioritization Environment in Late Fall Collection Programs Program Cecil F. Rich, 28-7 Steve eayrs 16-7 Alexander Nagrodski, 11-7 Forbes Darby 14-7 Mark J. Henderson, 27-7 MondaypM BReaK Moderator paul pajak Chris Glass Russell dunn eleanor Bochenek Alena Pribyl Effects of the SMART Hook™ Developing Ocean Literate Stu- Critical Lessons in Fisheries Sus- and Semiochemical Shark Re- A Marine Fisheries Ethical Prespawn Mortality in Spring dents Using Data from Flounder 3:30 PM tainable Management pellents on Spiny Dogfish Catch Angler Program Chinook Salmon Research donald Macdonald, 28-8 in the Gulf of Maine Martin Golden 14-8 Susan Benda, 11-8 Mary Carla Curran, 27-8 Craig o’Connell, 16-8 Encouraging International Optical Sea Scallop Surveys A Regional Perspective on the Collaborations by Transfer- and Yellowtail Flounder Ob- Physiological Metrics Effectively Climate Change and Fisheries Value and Methods of Social ring Research Capacities and servations Using the HabCam Assess Thermal Stress and Habi- 3:45 PM Habitat Conservation Science in NOAA’s Recreational Developing the TED Ability to Imaging System on the U.S. tat Quality of Redband Trout Colleen Caldwell 28-9 Fishing Initiative Reduce Bycatch. Northeast Continental Shelf Brittany d. Kammerer, 11-9 Christopher Hawkins 14-9 Michel a. nalovic 16-9 Scott M. Gallager, 27-9 Regional Population Differ- Effects of Prey and Tissue Urban Landscapes and Constituen- Groundgear Modifications to Role of Federal Aid in Sport Fish ences in Young-of-the-Year Type on δ13C and δ15N Fraction- cies: Implications for Restoring and Reduce the Catch of Juvenile Restoration in Monitoring and Winter Flounder in Long Island ation and Turnover Rates, and 4:00 PM Sustaining Fisheries Under the American Plaice in Otter Trawls Managing National and North- Bays:Mortality, Growth, and Assimilation Efficiency of Rainbow NFHAP on Georges Bank east Saltwater Fisheries Condition Trout J. Wesley neal 28-10 Sally Roman, 16-10 Ron essig, 14-10 Lyndie a. Hice, 27-10 daniel d. Magoulick 11-10 Application of Generalized Ad- Predicting Discard Mortality for Designing an Information Supply ditive Models to Assess Spatial Snow and Tanner Crab in the Bluefin, Managing a Fish with- Facilitating Recovery from Cap- Chain to Support Landscape Scale, and Temporal Shifts in Suitable 4:15 PM Alaskan Bottom Trawl Fishery: out a Country ture Stress in Pacific Salmon Systems Level, Conservation Habitat of Juvenile Southern Can It be Done? Brad McHale 14-11 Graham D. Raby, 11-11 Scott P. Sowa, 28-11 Flounder noelle yochum, 16-11 Nathan B. Furey, 27-11 Estimating Mortality of Atlantic Excretion by Adfluvial Fishes: In- Restoration of Fish Habitat in the Southern Flounder Maturity Bluefin Tuna in a terspecific Variation and Potential 4:30 PM Lower MS River Schedules Catch-and-Release Fishery Impacts Jack Killgore, 28-12 Stephen R. Midway, 27-12 Michael Stokesbury, 14-12 Kit Wheeler, 11-12 Panel Discussion Sustaining Fisheries and Human FishSmart: Results of A Freshwater Residency Patterns Physiological Biomarkers of Communities: Vision for Workshop on the Survival of of Southern Flounder on the Hypoxic Stress in Red Swamp 4:45 PM Implementing the National Fish Angler Caught and Released Fish Texas Gulf Coast Crayfish Habitat Action Plan Andrew Loftus, 14-13 Megan K. nims, 27-13 Christopher Bonvillain, 11-13 paul pajak, 28-13 The Effect of Temperature on NFHAP Goals and Next Steps: Sex Determination in Southern A Facilitated Discussion 5:00 PM Flounder From the Texas Gulf Thomas R. Busiahn 28-14 Coast avier Montalvo, 27-14 95
  • 104. Oral Presentations Monday September 5 POSTERS INCLUDED IN SPECIFIC SYMPOSIA - MONDAY Washington State Convention Washington State Convention The Conference Center - 301 Center - 602 Center - 615 Conservation and Management Iteroparity in Steelhead Trout: Chemical Signatures of of Kokanee, the Little Managing for a diversity of otoliths and application In oncorhynchus nerka, in an Reproductive Life History Fisheries altered and Changing Characteristics Landscape Comparing Non-Lethal Measures of Condition and Nutritional Status in Daily-Age Structure and Growth An Incubation System Using Snake River Steelhead Trout to Characteristics of Coilianasus Larvae Re-Circulating Water to Imprint Artificially Histological Assessments of the and Juveniles in the Surf Zone of Cultured Kokanee to Natal Stream Odors Liver, Spleen, Gastro-Intestinal Yangtze River Estuary Steven Schroder Tract, and Gonad Junsheng Zhong Zachary L. penney Use of Thermal Otolith Marks to Manage Scale resorption in migrating and spawn- Micro-PIXE Study of Whole Otolith of Kokanee in an Oligotrophic Central ing steelhead Japanese Eel at Elver Stage Washington Lake Kala Hamilton Hao Shen Matt polacek The Relationship Between Sagitta Evidence of Iteroparity in Wild Snake River Weight and Its Age in Japanese Summer-Run Steelhead from Grenadier Anchovy from the Scale Patterns Yangtze River Estuary Kristen Ellsworth Hong-yi Guo Using Plasma Vitellogenin Levels to Predict Reproductive Success of Reconditioned Steelhead Kelts in an Artificial Spawning Channel Jeff Stephenson96
  • 105. SCHEDULE - Tuesday TUESDAY
  • 106. Oral Presentations Tuesday September 6 Room The Conference Center - 301 The Conference Center - 302 The Conference Center - 303 The Conference Center - 304 protecting Fish at power plant TUESday, Challenges in Monitoring Cooling Water Intakes: New de- Nature-Like Fishways: design, Fisheries and Hard Rock Mining SEp. 6 Outmigrating Juvenile Salmonids velopments and Science on Clean assessment & Monitoring Water act §316(b), part 2 Moderator Matthew Klungle Bob Hughes Thomas Englert Laura Wildman Speed presentations: Outmigrant Trapping in the Napa River Hydrolox Fish Friendly Polymer Screens - Metal Mining Effects on Aquatic Biota: – How to Start a Monitoring Program Designed for Compliance with 316(b) A Categorization of Nature-Like Fishways North American and South American 8:00 AM from Scratch Tim Woodrow 56-1 Worldwide Examples and Perspectives Jonathan Koehler 44-1 Laura Wildman 54-1 Robert M. Hughes 51-1 Fish Deterrent and Protection Using Non- Physical Barriers & Special Intake Screens Kaveh Someah 56-2 Estimating Chinook and Coho Salmon Water Quality and Fisheries Impacts of Fine Slot and Mesh Size Screen Alterna- Smolt Abundance and Migration Timing Nature-Like Fishways: Proceed, but Use Mining in the North Fork Coeur D’alene tives for Protecting Fish Eggs and Larvae 8:15 AM Using a Rotary-Screw Trap, Anchor Caution River Subbasin, Idaho at Cooling Water Intakes River, Alaska Brian Graber 54-2 Kajsa E. Stromberg 51-2 John a.d. Burnett 56-3 Jeffry anderson 44-2 Mark-Recapture Estimates of Atlantic Salmon Smolts in Maine Rivers: Habitat Fish Presence and Water Quality in a Role of Entrainment Survival in the BTA Latest Experience with Nature-Like 8:30 AM and Trapping- Location, Location, Proposed Copper Mining District, Alaska Selection Process Fishpasses in Germany/Europe Location Sarah L. O’Neal 51-3 John young 56-4 Uli dumont 54-3 Christine Lipsky 44-3 Cooling Water Intake Study: Engineering, The Influence of Holding Time and Mark Bristol Bay Salmon and Proposed Inverted Partial Rock Ramp Fishway: Costs, & Biological Efficacy on a Narrow, 8:45 AM Type on Trap Efficiency Estimates Copper Mining: Risks to Fisheries Winchell-Smith Dam Case Study Sediment-Laden, & Barge-Heavy River Todd L. Miller 44-4 Carol ann Woody 51-4 Jacob Helminiak 54-4 Lorin K. Hatch 56-5 Abundance and Composition of Fish and Predation on Juvenile Salmon In Integrating Sublethal Copper Shellfish Impinged and Entrained at Power Downstream Migrant Traps in Prairie Neurotoxicity in Coho Salmon Across Coastal Oregon Fish Passage 9:00 AM Plant Intakes Based on a Survey of Over Creek, California Scales of Biological Complexity Cara Mico 54-5 220 Power Plants Walter duffy 44-5 Jenifer McIntyre 51-5 Greg Seegert 56-6 A Comparative Analysis of Juvenile Coastal Fish Populations Fluctuate Hydraulic and Biological Evaluation and Neurobehavioral Effects of Copper on Steelhead Demographics in a Independent of Once-Through-Cooling Monitoring of Non-Traditional Fish Passage 9:15 AM Salmon Hydrologically Altered Watershed Water Use Structures James a. Hansen 51-6 Richard B. Hartson 44-6 Eric Miller 56-7 Melissa Belcher 54-6 Relationships Between Entrainment and Comparison of Juvenile Life History Avoidance of Salmonids to Copper: Does Larval Drift At a Large-River Power Plant Evaluation of Nature-Like Fishways at Two Strategies Exhibited by Steelhead within the BLM-Based Water Quality Criteria 9:30 AM Based on 2600 Samples Collected During Coastal Streams in New England the Potlatch River Drainage, Idaho Provide Protection? a 2-Year Period abigail Franklin 54-7 Brett Bowersox 44-7 William J. adams 51-7 John Thiel 56-8TUESdayaM BREaK Moderator Justin Miller Carol ann Woody Chuck Coutant Laura Wildman Using CODAR Data on Surface Currents Protectiveness of Water Quality Criteria Intra-Annual and Diel Variation in Catch to Estimate the Source Water Area for Fish for Copper in Western United States Salmon Creek Chute-Pool Channel: Rates of Juvenile Chinook Salmon in the Larvae Potentially Subject to Entrainment 10:15 AM Waters Relative to Olfactory Responses Design and Performance Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta by the Diablo Canyon Power Plant Along in Pacific Salmon Gary Wolff 54-8 peter Hrodey 44-8 the Coast of Central California david K. deForest 51-8 John R. Steinbeck 56-9 Species Composition and Migration Challenges for Implementation of Copper Selectivity of Impingement at Power Plants Timing of Juvenile Fishes in the Upper Aquatic Life Criteria Using the Biotic Deformable Boulder Cascade Design 10:30 AM along the Ohio River Yukon River Ligand Model: What Are We Waiting for? Kathy Hoverman 54-9 Ron King 56-10 parker Bradley 44-9 Robert W. Gensemer 51-9 Integration of a Technical Fishpass and Non-natal Rearing by Canadian-Origin Entrainment Sample Differs from Source Should Lakes be Used for Mine Waste Eroded Natural Channel to Restore Chinook Salmon in Yukon River Water Ichthyoplankton at Plant Vogtle, 10:45 AM Disposal? Upstream Fish Passage, Somes Brook, Tributary Streams Savannah River, GA david Chambers 51-10 Somesville, Maine david daum 44-10 Tony dodd 56-11 david Huntress 54-10 Abundance and Survival of Juvenile Design Concepts for Mitigating the EPA’s New 316(b) Rule: Do Biologists Designing a Rock Ramp Fishway on Spring Chinook Salmon in the Chiwawa Impacts of Metal Mines on Fish and Fish 11:00 AM Have a Role? Maine’s Sedgeunkedunk Stream River, WA Habitat James N. Christman 56-12 Matt Bernier 54-11 andrew Murdoch 44-11 Greg Smyth 51-11 Adverse Impacts of Cooling Water With- Indexing Smolt Population Abundances Comparison of Predicted and Actual Rock Arch Rapids, Lock and Dam #1, drawals on Populations and Ecosystems: 11:15 AM with Trap Catches: Does it Work? Water Quality at Hard Rock Mines Cape Fear River, NC Separating Fact From Conjecture Michael Sparkman 44-12 ann S. Maest 51-12 Frank yelverton 54-12 Larry Barnthouse 56-13 Using Aerial Imagery and Fish Capture Cleaning up after Mother Nature - the Investigations into the Relationships be- Designing Fishways Based on the Natural Data to Estimate Juvenile Pacific 11:30 AM Red Dog Mine Experience tween Fish Impingement and Fish Health Morphology of Steep Streams Salmon Abundance Jonathan Houghton 51-13 Bill Garrett 56-14 Michael Love 54-13 Jesse M. Coleman 44-13 Speed presentations: Nearshore Biological Baseline and Fisher- Extending Spatial Resolution in Juvenile ies Assessment at Marine Corps Base Restoring Trout Habitat in a Landscape of Whychus Creek –Fish Passage and Salmon Migration Studies Using Otolith Camp Pendleton; A Regional Data Source 11:45 AM Western Abandoned Mines Screening in the Upper Deschutes Basin Microchemistry and GIS Prediction to Supplement Site-Specific Assessments pam Elkovich 51-14 Troy Brandt 54-14 Jens Hegg 44-14 Brian dresser 56-15 Climate Change: 316 to the Future John Balletto 56-16 97
  • 107. Oral Presentations Tuesday September 6 Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Room The Conference Center - 305 Center - 3a Center - 3B Center - 401 Rigorous adaptive Larval dispersal, population Food and Space Revisited: San Francisco Estuary: a dynamic TUESday, Management approaches to Connectivity and the Manage- drift-Foraging Ecology and Confluence of Fisheries, Policy, SEp. 6 Benefit Fish Populations and ment of Marine Species Habitat Selection - Review and Resource Management aquatic Ecosystems Moderator david Marmorek Lorenz Hauser John Hays; John piccolo Larry Brown A Primer for Understanding Aquatic Re- Putting the M&E Back into Adaptive Genetic Analysis and Mechanisms Shap- source Issues in the Upper San Francisco 8:00 AM Management ing Larval Connectivity Estuary david R. Marmorek 57-1 Gary R. Carvalho 53-1 A Review of Drift Foraging Models and Larry R. Brown 58-1 Future Prospectus An Adaptive Management Approach for Larval Advection and Control Regulating John Hayes 34-1 Crisis Management: The Decline and Fall of Coho Salmon and Steelhead Enhance- Recruitment and Population Connectivity 8:15 AM the Fishes of the San Francisco Estuary ment in Dry Creek (Russian River), CA in an Upwelling System Ted Sommer 58-2 david J. Manning 57-2 Steven Morgan 53-2 Larval Transport Mechanisms Along the Changes in the Foodweb Supporting Fishes Designs and Analytical Tools for Large Historical Perspective on Drift Foraging Yucatan Coast of Mexico and into the of the Upper San Francisco Estuary: Why 8:30 AM Scale Habitat Enhancement Actions Models for Stream Salmonids Gulf of Mexico Species Matter Chris Jordan 57-3 Kurt Fausch 34-2 Trika Gerard 53-3 Wim Kimmerer 58-3 Reliably Determining the Status of Climate Variability and Larval Transport Experimental Data for Drift Foraging The New Low Carbon Diet Taking San Listed Salmonids: Valuable Insights for 8:45 AM from Spawning Aggregations Models: What’s New and What’s Next Francisco Estuary Fish by Storm AM Practitioners Claire paris 53-4 John piccolo 34-3 Lindsay Sullivan 58-4 darcy pickard 57-4 Histopathology Biomarkers as Tools to Adapting Monitoring to Management: The Effect of Drifting Debris on Drift- Modeling Reef Slope Coral Connectivity Characterize the Health Status 9:00 AM the Elwha Dam Removal Feeding Fish and Foraging Models daniel M. Holstein 53-5 of Delta Smelt Martin Liermann 57-5 Jason R. Neuswanger 34-4 Swee Teh 58-5 Tradeoffs Between Implementation and The Role of Local Retention Versus Sub- Hydro-Morphologically Related Variance Variation in Reproductive Output of Cultured Evaluation: Insights from the Trinity sidies in the Connectivity of Caribbean in Benthic Drift and Its Importance for 9:15 AM Female Delta Smelt River Restoration Program Spiny Lobster Populations Numerical Habitat Modelling Joan Lindberg 58-6 Joe polos 57-6 andrew Kough 53-6 Christoph Hauer 34-5 Empirical Salmonid Habitat Suitability M&E Challenges in Platte River Program Reef Soundscapes and Larval Fish Modeling Stressor Effects on Delta Smelt Criteria and Bioenergetics Predictions 9:30 AM Adaptive Management Settlement Population Dynamics Compared Chadwin Smith 57-7 Erica Staaterman 53-7 Kenneth a. Rose 58-7 Craig addley 34-6 TUESday aM BREaK Moderator david Marmorek Gary Carvalho John Hays; John piccolo Larry Brown Modeled Connectivity Between Northern Nisqually Delta Restorations: Design, The Intersection of Science and Policy in Rock Sole Spawning and Settlement Scaling up from Drift Foraging to Popula- 10:15 AM Monitoring and Evaluation the Management of Delta Smelt Areas in the Eastern Bering Sea Scalingtion from Drift Foraging up Responses Isa Woo 57-8 Victoria poage 58-8 dan Cooper 53-8 to Population Responses Developing an AM Plan to assist in the Steven F. Railsback 34-8 Application of a Particle Tracking Model for Basin-Scale Connectivity of Blue Marlin recovery of two ESA-listed species in San Francisco Estuary Striped Bass Eggs 10:30 AM in the Western Atlantic Steven F. Railsback 34-8 the Middle Rio Grande. and Larvae Jay R. Rooker 53-9 Carol L. Murray 57-9 Erik Loboschefsky 58-9 Adaptive Management in Coastal Assessing the Impacts of Microcystis Louisiana Barrier Island Restoration: Im- Natal Source Contributions of Pacific Cod Not All Drift Feeders Are Trout on Threadfin Shad in the San Francisco 10:45 AM proved Implementation Through Design, Recruits in the Southeastern Bering Sea Gary Grossman 34-7 Estuary Monitoring and Evaluation Ruth a. diMaria 53-10 Shawn acuña 58-10 denise J. Reed 57-10 Efficacy of Inducing Sr Marks in Otoliths Genetic Structure and Patterns of Annual of Larval Viviparous Fishes: Comments Stream Foraging Brown Trout: Kissimmee River: Adaptive Learning on Genetic Diversity Among Collections of on the Utility of Larval Otolith Marking Responses to Woody Debris and 11:00 AM Multiple Scales Longfin Smelt in the San Francisco Bay- in Determining Dispersal of US Fishery Terrestrial Invertebrates M. Kent Loftin 57-11 Delta Resources Eva Bergman 34-9 Joshua Israel 58-11 Raymond Buckley 53-11 Evaluating Supplementation Hatcheries Untangling Gene Flow and Reproductive Juvenile Salmonid Prey in the Lower The Use of Otolith Strontium Isotopes Against Expectations and Revising Success in Highly Fecund Marine Spe- Columbia River: Availability and Con- (87Sr/86Sr) to Identify Nursery Habitat for a 11:15 AM Operations cies with Type-III Survival sumption of Invertebrates Threatened Estuarine Fish Jay Hesse 57-12 dennis Hedgecock 53-12 Kate H. Macneale 34-10 James Hobbs 58-12 Invaders Helping Invaders: Brazilian Okanagan Sockeye Re-Introduction to Discovery of Genes Under Selection in Relation of Prey Availability to Habitat Waterweed Facilitates Expansion of Skaha Lake: Progress 4 Years into an Marine Species: Impact on Estimates of Selection for Red Drum in an Urban 11:30 AM Largemouth Bass in Sacramento-San Adaptive Management Experiment Connectivity and Local Adaptation Waterway in New Orleans, LA Joaquin Delta Richard J. Bussanich 57-13 Steven palumbi 53-13 patrick W. Smith 34-12 Kelly Weinersmith 58-13 Direct and Indirect Genetic Methods AM in Real Time: Fish-Water Manage- Vegetation Associated Invertebrates in the Reveal Patterns of Larval Connectivity in 11:45 AM ment Tool Applied to Okanagan Sockeye Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Space and Time Kim Hyatt 57-14 Matt young 58-14 Mark Christie 53-1498
  • 108. Oral Presentations Tuesday September 6 Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Room Center - 4C-1 Center - 4C-2 Center - 4C-3 Center - 4C-4 The Cutting Edge of Bycatch Connecting Climate Science to Coastal Cutthroat Trout TUESday, Colonization and Reintroduction of Management: Science, policy Fisheries Management and Symposium: Research, Status, SEp. 6 anadromous Salmonids and Engineering, part 1 Ecology in a Changing World and Conservation Moderator Ted Castro-Santos andrea Ray Xan augerot George pess; peter Galbreath Overview of the Session: Understanding Spatial Segregation in Spawning Sites of The First U.S. National Bycatch Salmon and Trout Transplants to New and Responding to Climate Change Im- Coastal Cutthroat Trout and Steelhead 8:00 AM Report Environments pacts on Marine and Coastal Fisheries and Implications for Hybridization Samantha Brooke 38-1 Thomas Quinn 46-1 Roger B. Griffis 48-1 Thomas Buehrens 45-1 Bycatch, Biodiversity and Can Landscape Models Discriminate Captive Breeding for the Restoration of Understudied Species in the 8:15 AM Where Steelhead or Cutthroat Rear? Endangered Atlantic Salmon Northwest Atlantic On the Use of IPCC-Class Models to Ron ptolemy 45-2 Ian Fleming 46-2 adrian Jordaan 38-2 Assess the Impact of Climate Change on Living Marine Resources Spatial and Temporal Dam Removal Allows Re-Colonization of Charles Stock 48-2 Use of Acoustic Telemetry to Reveal the Characteristics of Bycatch in North- Historic Habitat by Three Species of Movements of Anadromous Coastal Cut- 8:30 AM ern Shrimp Fisheries in the Anadromous Fish in throat Trout in Hood Canal, WA Gulf of Maine Sedgeunkedunk Stream, Maine Fred Goetz 45-3 Christopher Rillahan 38-3 Rory Saunders 46-3 Discarding and Total Fishing Mortality Cold Water Refuges and Coastal Adaptive Phenotypic Plasticity and the Ocean Acidification, the Other CO2 Trends in the U.S. Pacific West Coast Cutthroat Trout Movement in the Successful Invasion of New Habitats by 8:45 AM Problem Groundfish Demersal Trawl Fishery Willamette River Non-Native Brown Trout Richard Feely 48-3 Marlene a. Bellman 38-4 Stanley Gregory 45-4 peter Westley 46-4 Bycatch of Protected Species and Snorkeling and Electrofishing: Comparing Natural Salmonid Colonization of Streams Climate Modeling for Ecosystems Studies: Species of Concern in US East Coast Cutthroat Population Estimate Methodolo- Following Glacial Retreat; Drivers and 9:00 AM Ensemble Approaches Commercial Fisheries gies at the Basin Scale Implications for Natural Recovery Nicholas Bond 48-4 Erika Zollett 38-5 Erik Suring 45-5 alexander Milner 46-5 Unraveling Bycatch: Downscaling Climate Simulations Using a Biology of Coastal Cutthroat Trout at the The Ecological Effects of Salmon The Multi-Layered Policy Context Multi-Scale Model: Ecosystem 9:15 AM Northern Extent of Their Range Colonization: Cedar River, WA for Bycatch Management Considerations Thomas Williams 45-6 George R. pess 46-6 doug Rader 38-6 Enrique Curchitser 48-5 Return of the King Salmon: Dispersal Implications of Ecosystem-Based Modeling Climate Impacts on Northeast Growth Dynamics of Coastal Cutthroat Patterns for Spawning Cedar River Chinook Fisheries Management for Defining, 9:30 AM Fisheries and Ecosystems Trout in Headwater Streams Salmon after Circumvention of a Assessing and Addressing Bycatch Jonathan Hare 48-6 douglas Bateman 45-7 Century-Old Migration Barrier Michael Fogarty 38-7 Karl Burton 46-7TUESdayaM BREaK Moderator Jake Kritzer Charlie Stock Roger Harding George pess; peter Galbreath Putting Coastal Cutthroat Trout on the Evaluating Bycatch to Inform Expansion of the Subtropical Biome in the Colonization of Wild and Hatchery Steelhead Map: Increasing Knowledge Through 10:15 AM Seafood Consumers and Businesses North Pacific Under Global Climate Change in a Small Tributary After Barrier Removal Documented Occurrence Data Robin pelc 38-8 Jeff polovina 48-7 dana E. Weigel 46-8 Kitty Griswold 45-8 Application of Environmental Management Systems to Meet Predictions of Pacific Top Predator Diversity Cutthroat Trout Data and Conservation Efforts to Reinvoke the Steelhead Life 10:30 AM Bycatch and Energy Using Global Climate Change Models Planning History in Beaver Creek Conservation Goals Elliott Hazen 48-8 Xanthippe augerot 45-9 patrick J. Connolly 46-9 Steve Eayrs 38-9 Study Designs and Preliminary Results in the Evaluation of Various Steelhead Designing Catch Shares to Effec- Climate Change and Location Choice in the Population Structure of Coastal Cutthroat Responses to the Removal of a Dam on a 10:45 AM tively Manage Bycatch Pacific Cod Longline Fishery Trout in Mt. Hood National Forest Key Tributary to the Wind River in Southwest Kate Bonzon 38-10 Lisa pfeiffer 48-9 Christian Smith 45-10 Washington daniel Rawding 46-10 Evaluating Best Practices for Developing Risk Pools to Work within Integrative Research for Assessing the Coastal Cutthroat and Intermittent Reintroductions: Case Studies in the 11:00 AM Bycatch Quota Constraints Impacts of Climate Change on Pacific Salmon Island Streams Columbia Basin Merrick Burden 38-11 Mark d. Scheuerell 48-10 Russel Barsh 45-11 Michelle McClure 46-11 Managing Rare Bycatch Events in Infusing Climate Change Information into Population Fluctuations of Coastal Cut- Yakama Nation Mid-Columbia Coho 11:15 AM the Pacific Groundfish Trawl Fishery Biological Opinions and Assessments throat Trout In Irely Creek, Washington Reintroduction Programs dan Holland 38-12 Robert S. Webb 48-11 Robert L. Vadas Jr. 45-12 Cory M. Kamphaus 46-12 The Impacts of Cooperatives for Colonization of Coho Salmon Above Bycatch Reduction in the Incorporating Environmental Variability into Natural Barrier Falls in Oregon: A History of Smolting in Coastal Cutthroat Trout 11:30 AM Multispecies Trawl Fleet of the a Management Strategy Evaluation Supplementation and the Expansion of Coho Joseph Zydlewski 45-13 Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands Z. Teresa a’mar 48-12 Salmon Range Above Willamette Falls Joshua abbott 38-13 Todd alsbury 46-13 Forecasting Returns of Coho and Chinook Early Marine Migration Patterns of Protecting Sea Turtles and Salmon in the Northern California Current Reintroduction of Spring Chinook Salmon Coastal Cutthroat, Steelhead, and 11:45 AM Improving Fisheries in the Face of Climate Change: a Role for into Lookingglass Creek, Oregon Their Hybrids pamela Baker 38-14 High-Frequency Long Term Observations Steve Boe 46-14 Megan Moore 45-14 William T. peterson 48-13 99
  • 109. Oral Presentations Tuesday September 6 Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Room Center - 602 Center - 603 Center - 604 Center - 606 Effects of Renewable Energy Contributed papers- anadromous, Human Influence on Connectivity TUESday, Installations on Marine Eco- diadromous, and More-Striped Best Student paper, part 2 and population Structure for SEp. 6 systems Bass and Others River Fishes Moderator Mark Hartl Roy Leidy Tracy Galarowicz; Jill Leonard aimee Fullerton Examining the Distribution and Spatial Channel Fragmentation by Dams: How Setting Priorities for Environmental Ef- An Evaluation of Exclusionary Devices at Interaction of Juvenile and Adult Sea It Interacts with Species Diversity and a 8:00 AM fects of Tidal and Wave Development the Taunton River Desalination Plant Scallops with High-Resolution Still Changing Climate, From Global to andrea Copping 50-1 Stephanie Wilson 32-1 Imagery Regional Scales Jonathan d. Carey 31-1 Catherine Reidy Liermann 52-1 Assessment of Benthic Habitats and Quantifying the Contribution of Diadromous Resolving Mixed Stocks In Highly Migra- Connectivity, Fish Communities, and Communities in Areas Targeted for Species to the Diets of Marine Predators in tory Species Utilizing Bayesian Cluster- Human Impacts: an Integrated River 8:15 AM Offshore Wave Energy Development the Gulf of Maine ing, SNPs, and High-Resolution Melting Systems Perspective Sarah K. Henkel 50-2 Nicole C. Mehaffie 32-2 Brad L. Smith 31-2 Scott G. Leibowitz 52-2 Waves, Beaches and Critical Fish Predicting the Impact of Poor Nutritional Spawning Habitats: Potential Impacts Status on Immune Function in Striped Bass Heavy Metal Food Chain Discontinuities in River Networks 8:30 AM of Marine Energy Development Morone saxatilis amy K. Koske 31-3 peter Kiffney 52-3 Karen L. Martin 50-3 Lonnie Gonsalves 32-3 Effects of Fluid Forces of Conventional The Effects of Electropositive Metals Role of Connectivity in Survival and Testing Predictions of Striped Bass Habitat Hydroelectric Turbines on Fish – on Shark Catch Rates and Feeding Persistence of Potamodromous and 8:45 AM Use with Telemetry Implications for Hydrokinetic Projects Behavior Non-Migratory Salmonids Richard Kraus 32-4 Sharon H. Kramer 50-4 Melanie Hutchinson 31-4 Robert E. Gresswell 52-4 Which Tissues Provide the Best Results in Effects of Geoduck Aquaculture On Potential Influences of Individual Mobility Near-Field Interactions of Hydrokinetic Evaluating Striped Bass Diet Using Fatty Predation and Growth of and Habitat Use on Vulnerability of Stream 9:00 AM Turbines and Fish Acid Signatures? Non-Target Clams Fish Populations to Habitat Fragmentation paul T. Jacobson 50-5 E.J. McGinley 32-5 Hans Hurn 31-5 paul L. angermeier 52-5 Modeling Probability of Encounter with Delta-AdaBoost: An Alternative Approach Reproductive Characteristics of the Assessing Migration Success in Altered Hydrokinetic Devices in Riverine and In Catch and Bycatch Analyses with High 9:15 AM Albemarle/Roanoke Striped Bass Stock River Corridors Ocean Currents Percentage of Zeros Jacob Boyd 32-6 Christopher C. Caudill 52-6 peter E. Schweizer 50-6 yan Li 31-6 Challenges When Characterizing Ontogeny of Visual Ecophysiology in Biological Reference Points for Nutritional Damming in the Mekong River and Its Biological Communities at Marine Black Sea Bass (Serranidae: Centropris- 9:30 AM Status of Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Impacts on Fish Migration Kinetic Energy Sites tisstriata) John Jacobs 32-7 Michio Fukushima 52-7 John Horne 50-7 Kendyl E.C. Crawford 31-7 TUESday aM BREaK Moderator andrea Copping Roy Leidy Tracy Galarowicz; Jill Leonard aimee Fullerton Field Evaluation of Fish Interactions How Suitable Are Highly Productive, North- Science for Marine Spatial Planning: Habitat Fragmentation and Degradation with a Commercial-Scale Marine Temperate Reservoirs for Hybrid Striped Fisheries Ecosystem Dynamics of Rhode Driving Danube Salmon (Hucho hucho) to 10:15 AM Hydrokinetic Device Bass Growth? Island’s Coastal Waters Extinction Haley a. Viehman 50-8 Emily a. Burbacher 32-8 anna Malek 31-8 Stefan Schmutz 52-8 Density and Migration of Age 0 Striped Developing Capabilities for Tidal Hy- Nekton Responses to an Anthropogeni- Case Studies of Connectivity and Non- Bass throughout a Natal Estuary: an Ideal 10:30 AM drokinetic Blade Strike Monitoring cally-Fragmented Salt Marsh Landscape. Native Fish Dispersal in the U.K. Free Distribution? Brian polagye 50-9 Michael R. Lowe 31-9 Gordon Copp 52-9 Christian W. Conroy 32-9 Interannual Variation in Female Reproduc- Assessing Risk to Migrating Fishes Connectivity Influences Translocation tive Energetics: The Importance of Energy Fine-Scale Population Genetic Structure of Interactions with Turbines in Minas Success of Arkansas Darter in Fragmented 10:45 AM Reserves on Chesapeake Bay Striped of Lake Erie Yellow Perch Passage, Bay of Fundy Streams of the Western Great Plains Bass Reproductive Potential Timothy J. Sullivan 31-10 anna M. Redden 50-10 Matt Groce 52-10 adam C. peer 32-10 Natal Origin of North Carolina Central Pollution of Tropical Island Stream Eco- Hybridization in Native Redband Trout in Approaches to Ambient Noise Charac- Southern Management Area Striped Bass systems: Relation of Biotic Accumulation the Context of Hatchery Introductions and 11:00 AM terization at Tidal Energy Sites Determined by Otolith Chemistry to Land Use and Trophic Dynamics Habitat Modifications in the Boise River Christopher S. Bassett 50-12 Jeffrey M. dobbs 32-11 Elissa N. Buttermore 31-11 Helen Neville 52-11 Synthesizing the Effects of Acute Ship The Geomorphological Complexity of a Juvenile Coho Salmon Distribution in Stream Noise Associated with Liquid Natural New England Estuary and Its Role in Shaping Effects of Contaminants on the Networks of the Mid-Oregon Coast: 11:15 AM Gas Terminals on the Blood Chemistry Seasonal Habitat Use and Site Fidelity of Reproductive Success of American Eels Implications for Conservation of Selected Marine Teleosts Striped Bass on a Foraging Migration andrea Carey 31-12 Rebecca Flitcroft 52-12 John Mandelman 50-13 Cristina G. Kennedy 32-12 Marine Mammals, Noise and Tidal Quantifying Ingress Patterns of Atlantic The Effects of Hatcheries on Estuarine Life 11:30 AM Turbine Demonstration Sites Menhaden Using Spectral Analysis History Expression by Wild Juvenile Salmon dominic Tollit 50-14 Renee Reilly 31-13 daniel L. Bottom 52-13 Pre-Migration Patterns of Growth, Contrasting Different Classes of Connectivity Acoustic Based Compliance Monitoring Energy Dynamics, and Resource Use in Among Salmon Populations: Syntheses and 11:45 AM for Tidal Turbines Multiple Cohorts of Juvenile Bluefish in Synergism of Genetics and Demographics Thomas Carlson 50-15 the Hudson River Estuary, New York paul Moran 52-14 david Stormer 31-14100
  • 110. Oral Presentations Tuesday September 6 Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Room Center - 607 Center - 608 Center - 609 Center - 611 Effective Fish Habitat parameters That aren’t: Using Models to Evaluate predator/ TUESday, Conservation: assessment, Salmon Spawning Levels and Time-Varying Effects in prey Balance (or imbalance) In the SEp. 6 protection, and Ecosystem Connections Stock assessment Great Lakes Rehabilitation, part 1 Moderator Sarah Sandstrom John Lombard Mike Wilberg Mike Jones Quantifying the Impacts of Shoreline Long-Term Perspective on Salmon Abun- Nonlinearity in the Relationship Between Armoring on Puget Sound Nearshore 8:00 AM dance and Effects on Aquatic Ecosystems CPUE and Abundance for Orange Roughy Ecosystems Bruce Finney 37-1 allan Hicks 55-1 Sarah M. Heerhartz 49-1 Advancing Through the Scales of Modeling Endeavor Shoreline Restoration: Lessons James Kitchell 59-1 Salmon as Geomorphic Agents in Gravel- Catch-at-Age Assessment in the Face of Learned from Highly Developed 8:15 AM Bed Rivers Time-Varying Selectivity Lakes in Northern Indiana Marwan Hassan 37-2 Brian Linton 55-2 Mark pranckus 49-2 Designing Regulatory Systems That Evaluation of Ecological Impacts of Using Dendrochemistry to Detect Marine Are Robust to Uncertainties Caused by Overview of Trophic Dynamics in Great Living Shoreline Restoration: 8:30 AM Derived Nitrogen in Annual Tree Rings Changes in Production and Observation Lakes Food Webs Connection to Policy and Management Jody R. Gerdts 37-3 Parameters david B. Bunnell 59-2 Jana davis 49-3 Carl Walters 55-3 Ecological Responses to Habitat Grass-Fed Salmon? Using Stable Isotopes Multivariate Autoregressive Processes for Invasive Fish: To Manage for the Ecosystem Enhancements of an Urban Intertidal to Discriminate Energy Pathways in Head- Estimating the Covariance of Time-Varying 8:45 AM or Economics? Seawall water Streams, Kenai Lowlands, Alaska Pre-Recruit Productivity John M. dettmers 59-3 Maureen Goff 49-4 Matthew p. dekar 37-4 Coilin Minto 55-4 Habitat for Hard Places: Concepts Marine-Derived Nutrients, Bioturbation, and Decreasing Selectivity at Large Sizes or The Effect of Different Balancing Approach- and Lessons from the Ship Channel 9:00 AM Ecosystem Function Higher Mortality on Fast-Growing Fish? es on a Food-Web Model of Lake Huron of the Cuyahoga River Gordon Holtgrieve 37-5 Ian Taylor 55-5 Brian J. Langseth 59-4 Jim White 49-5 Improving the City of Bellingham Aquatic Insect Production as Related to Using Random Walks for Time Varying Exploring Ecosystem-Level Impacts of Shoreline by Integrating Cleanup, Pacific Salmon Spawning and Carcass Parameters: Some Positives, Alternative Salmonid Stocking Strategies in 9:15 AM Habitat Restoration, and Public Availability: Insights from Research to Date Drawbacks, and Alternatives Lake Michigan Access Jason Walter 37-6 James R. Bence 55-6 Mark Rogers 59-5 Renee LaCroix 49-6 Stock Status Estimates Using Inte- Exploring How Invasive Species Have Restoration Alternatives for Armored Spawning Salmon and Bats grated Models With Functional-Form and Altered Biomass Flow and Food Web 9:30 AM Puget Sound Public Shorelines Scott Florin 37-7 Random-Walk Catchability Properties in Lake Huron peter Hummel 49-7 James Thorson 55-7 yu-Chun Kao 59-6TUESdayaM BREaK Moderator Sarah Sandstrom John Lombard Jim Bence david Bunnell Balancing Fish Habitat, Marina Interspecies Relationships between Potential Impacts of Asian Carps on the Design, Shoreline Preservation, and Density-Dependent Growth and Pink and Coho Salmon in Ford Arm Creek, Food Web and Fisheries in a Lake Michigan 10:15 AM Public Access in High Value Salmon Biological Reference Points Southeast Alaska Estuary Rearing Habitat on Shuswap Lake Jon Brodziak 55-8 Leon Shaul 37-8 Hongyan Zhang 59-7 darryl arsenault 49-8 Shoreline Master Program Updates: The Use of Habitat Models to Set Consequences of Alternative Assessing Changes in Prey Abundance in Using Policy to Improve Shoreline Ecosystem-Based Escapement Targets and Catchability Models for a Stock Relation to Salmonine Predation In Lake 10:30 AM Conditions in Washington State a Plan for Achieving Them Assessment of American Eels Michigan dan Nickel 49-9 Hal Michael Jr. 37-9 Michael Wilberg 55-9 IyobTsehaye 59-8 Forecasting Contaminant Transport to Lower Food Web Dynamics in the Great Bring Back the Beach: Removing Spatial Modeling in a Changing Environ- Great Lakes Tributaries by Introduced Lakes: Implications for Changes in Prey Fish 10:45 AM Barriers While Improving Habitat ment Pacific Salmon Production Mark Garff 49-10 peter Hulson 55-10 david J. Janetski 37-10 Richard Barbiero 59-9 Estuarine Restoration – Urban Propagation of Process Error Through the Invertebrate Planktivory in Lake Ontario 11:00 AM Industrial Context Linkage of Forecasts to Assessments Lars G. Rudstam 59-10 George Blomberg 49-11 Richard d. Methot Jr. 55-11 Focused Discussion Green Shorelines: Multi-Agency John Lombard 37-11 Time Variation in Natural Mortality, Gear Can Fish Planktivores Exert Top-Down Coordination to Encourage Shoreline Selectivity, and Maturity in Sitka Sound Control on the Lake Huron Mysid Popula- 11:15 AM Enhancement Through Voluntary and Herring tion? Policy Approaches Terrance J. Quinn II 55-12 david M. Warner 59-11 Joe Burcar 49-12 Fish Utilization of Habitat Features Prey Supply and Demand in Offshore SCAA Estimates of Lake Trout Natural Incorporated into Levee Repairs Waters of Lake Superior: Does Diel Vertical Mortality in Lake Huron: Constant, Age- 11:30 AM on the Lower Sacramento River, Migration Stabilize Predator-Prey Specific, or Time-Varying Age-Specific California Fluctuations? Ji X. He 55-13 david Zajanc 49-13 Thomas R. Hrabik 59-12 Integration of Aquatic Habitat Surplus Production Models with Recent Invasive Species Induced Changes Restoration, Superfund Clean-up and Time-Varying Parameters for to the Saginaw Bay Food Web: Insights from 11:45 AM Industrial Development in Multispecies Complexes Bioenergetics Analyses Commencement Bay Genevieve Nesslage 55-14 Tomas O. Höök 59-13 Jason Jordan 49-14 101
  • 111. Oral Presentations Tuesday September 6 Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Room Center - 612 Center - 613 Center - 614 Center - 615 aquatic Invasive Species TUESday, Control and Native Species Contributed papers - Ecosystem Contributed papers- population disease Ecology SEp. 6 Restoration: Technical and Management dynamics Regulatory Challenges Moderator Brian Finlayson donald Macdonald Tucker Jones diane Elliott; paul Hershberger Overview of Technical and Stage-specific Biomass Compensation by Regulatory Challenges Facing Inva- Regulation of Reservoir Food Webs by Fish Disease Ecology in the Great Lakes Juveniles in Response to Increased Adult 8:00 AM sive Alien Species Control and Native External Nutrient Inputs Stephen C. Riley 33-1 Mortality Fish Restoration Bryan Kinter 39-1 Jan Ohlberger 41-1 Brian Finlayson 42-1 Aquatic Invasive Species in British Evaluating the Flexibility of Fine-Scale SEFA - System for Environmental Flow Characterizing the Adaptive Potential of Columbia’s Lakes and Streams; Who Individual-Based Movement Models 8:15 AM Analysis Chinook Salmon to Resist Disease Are They and What Is Being Done? Calibrated with a Genetic Algorithm Thomas payne 39-2 Maureen purcell 33-2 Leif-Matthias Herborg 42-2 Katherine E. Shepard 41-2 Emergence and Spread of Viral Hemor- Invasive Spiny-Ray Fish Eradication Stream Mitigation: a New Approach on the Detecting Potential Population Trends in rhagic Septicemia in the Laurentian Great Program, Thompson Drainage, 8:30 AM Texas Coastal Plain Non-Commercial Northeast Species Lakes: Status of Knowledge and British Columbia Michael Morgan 39-3 anna R. Webb 41-3 Lessons Learned andrew d. Klassen 42-3 Mohamed Faisal 33-3 Piscicide Use on Forest Service How Road Networks Affect Stream Fish Resource Competition Induces Heteroge- Are Round Goby a Model Species for Study- 8:45 AM Lands Assemblages neity and Beneficial Population Selection ing the Ecology of VHSV in the Wild? Dan Duffield 42-4 Laura Macpherson 39-4 Jennifer L. Gosselin 41-4 Rod Getchell 33-4 Challenges in Nevada for Recovery Measuring the Implementation Success of An Evaluation of the Synchronization of of Lahontan and Bonneville Cutthroat Watershed-Based Fisheries Management Blue Crab Populations Along the Atlantic Ecology of Diseases in Pacific Herring 9:00 AM Trout Plans Coast Using Landings and Survey Data paul K. Hershberger 33-5 Christopher Crookshanks 42-5 Christine L. Tu 39-5 amanda R. Colton 41-5 A Decade of Chasing a Fish Tail: The Effect of Dreissenid Mussels on the Arriving at a Framework for Classification Thwarted Recovery of Paiute Strength of Density Dependent Growth Causes of Emergence of a Novel Virus in of Representative Aquatic Ecosystems in 9:15 AM Cutthroat Trout in California- and Recruitment of Lake Whitefish in Washington Coastal Steelhead Trout Ontario What Have We Learned Lake Huron Gael Kurath 33-6 Stephanie J. Melles 39-6 William Somer 42-6 Jenilee Gobin 41-6 A Retrospective of the Cherry Creek The Fish Habitat Web - Online Presence Three Forms of a Juvenile Index for River Impaired Compensatory Growth Following Westslope Cutthroat Trout 9:30 AM and Communication Tools Herring Disease Exposure in Fasting Herring Introduction Project, 1997-2011 Jon Marshall 39-7 Linda S. Barker 41-7 J. J Vollenweider 33-7 Carter Kruse 42-7 TUESday aM BREaK Moderator don Skaar donald Macdonald Tucker Jones diane Elliott; paul Hershberger Using New Technologies for the Cumulative Effects Assessment in an Ecosystem Predictors for a Bacterial Infec- Oceanographic, Watershed and Anthropo- Control of Filter-Feeding Aquatic Intensively Mined Central Appalachian tion in Puget Sound Juvenile 10:15 AM genic Drivers of River Herring Productivity Invasive Species Like Asian Carps Watershed Chinook Salmon adrian Jordaan 41-8 Jon J. amberg 42-8 E. R. Merriam 39-8 Linda d. Rhodes 33-8 Comparison of Large River Fish Index of Temperature Effect on Pre-Spawn Mortality Eradication of Invasive Fishes on Channel Catfish Population Estimates in Biological Integrities (IBIs) in the Allegheny of Ichthyophonus-Infected Chinook Salmon 10:30 AM Pacific Islands the Lower Platte River, Nebraska and Monongahela Rivers in Pennsylvania in the Yukon River Leo G. Nico 42-9 aaron J. Blank 41-9 Richard Spear 39-9 Richard Kocan 33-9 Enhancing Efforts to Control an Fishing Out Marine Parasites? Impacts of Assessing Land Use Regulations in Devel- Current and Historic Status of Shortnose Invasive Species: Fishing on the Abundance and Diversity 10:45 AM oping, Rural King County, WA Sturgeon in the Altamaha River, Georgia The Northern Snakehead of Fish Parasites Gino Lucchetti 39-10 Michael S. Bednarski 41-10 Josh Newhard 42-10 Chelsea L. Wood 33-10 Regulatory Challenges in New York Habitat Status and Trends: an Adaptive Shovelnose Sturgeon Population Charac- Mycobacteriosis in Chesapeake Bay Striped for Native Fish Restoration and Approach to the Diagnosis & Treatment of 11:00 AM teristics in the Lower Platte River, NE Bass Invasive Alien Species Control Ecosystems Jeremy J. Hammen 41-11 Wolfgang K. Vogelbein 33-11 Chris VanMaaren 42-11 Jesse Schwartz 39-11 Rotenone and Live Gene Banking: Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Does Biodiversity of the Alternative Host Conservation and Rebuilding of Local Missouri River Basin Aquatic Gap Spawning Effort for White Bass in Pool 4 11:15 AM Influence Whirling Disease Dynamics? Stocks After Treatment Gust M. annis 39-12 of the Arkansas River Billie Kerans 33-12 arne Sivertsen 42-12 Brandon W. Baker 41-12 Technical and Political Challenges A Decision Support Framework for Sustain- Using Large-Scale Population Manipula- Ecology of Ceratomyxosis in the Klamath Facing Gyrodactylus salaris Control ing Alabama’s Fisheries Resources: A Risk- tion to Understanding Source-Sink Dy- 11:30 AM River in River Vefsna, Norway Based Triple Bottom Line Approach namics of Invasive Brown Trout Jerri Bartholomew 33-13 JarleSteinkjer 42-13 david Hanson 39-13 W. Carl Saunders 41-13 Development of the Asotin Creek Inten- Water Quality and Biological Development of A Life-History Framework sively Monitored Watershed Project with Atlantic Salmon and Gyrodactylus parasite: Response Following Rotenone for the Assessment of Arctic Charr Stocks 11:45 AM Specific Emphasis on Experimental Design Coevolution Treatment of Diamond Lake, Oregon in the Canadian Arctic and Implementation Considerations Jaakko Lumme 33-14 Joe Eilers 42-14 Marie-Julie Roux 41-14 Tom Loughin 39-14102
  • 112. Oral Presentations Tuesday September 6 Washington State Washington State Washington State Washington State Washington State Room Convention Center - 616 Convention Center - 617 Convention Center - 618 Convention Center - 619 Convention Center - 620 Improving Research and assessing the Role of Hatchery Nutrition: Feed- Management of Columbia Comparative analysis Marine protected areas Contributed papers- TUESday, ing Fish for Tomorrow’s River Fish and Wildlife: of Marine Fisheries and in Restoring, Sustain- Marine and Estuarine SEp. 6 Changing Two decades of Indepen- Ecosystems ing, and/or Enhancing Fishes dent Scientific Review Fisheries Moderator Heidi Lewis Bob Naiman Olaf Jensen Robert Brock Hem Nalini Morzaria-Luna Collapse and Recovery of Overview of the U.S. Fish and The Microscope and the Kalei- Sustainable Lobster Fisheries Marine Stocks: How Different MPAs Matching the Tools to Wildlife Service Pacific Region’s doscope: Independent Science Management: Reproductive 8:00 AM are Conservation Biology and the Objectives Fish Feed Quality Control Program in the Columbia River Basin Value As a Criteria Fisheries Science Criteria? Ray Hilborn 43-1 Heidi Lewis 35-1 Erik Merrill 36-1 Cailin Xu, 138-1 Julia K. Baum 47-1 Evidence of Segregated Spawn- A National Perspective on the NOAA/USDA Alternative Feeds Hatchery Science: Toward Compensatory Dynamics in ing in a Single Marine Fish Role of Marine Protected Areas 8:15 AM Initiative Adaptive Management Marine Fish Communities Stock: Sympatric Divergence of in Sustaining Fisheries Michael Rust 35-2 Eric Loudenslager 36-2 Rich Bell 47-2 Ecotypes in Icelandic Cod? Lauren Wenzel 43-2 Timothy B. Grabowski 40-2 Comparative Analysis of Shelf- MPAs as Management Tools in The Science-Policy Interface: Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Deficiency Slope-Oceanic Ecosystems in Northern Boreal Ecosystems: Converting Life History Informa- Risk Assessment in the Colum- 8:30 AM in Fish of American Great Lakes an Upwelling Region: Implica- What Are Our Goals and How tion into an Ecological Forecast bia River Basin Konrad dabrowski 35-3 tions for Juvenile Salmon Do We Get There? Gary C. Matlock 40-3 Richard alldredge 36-3 Hongsheng Bi 47-3 John Olson 43-3 What Are We Protecting? the Spatiotemporal Patterns of Rep- Brazilian Efforts Towards Minimi- Fishing and Population Sensi- Challenges of Marine Pro- resentative Groundfish Species zation of the Use of Live Feed in The Lawyer Perspective 8:45 AM tivity to Climate tected Areas for Multispecies in the California Current Large Neotropical Fish Larviculture John Shurts 36-4 Louis W. Botsford 47-4 Fisheries Marine Ecosystem Maria Celia portella 35-4 alan Haynie 43-4 Blake E. Feist 40-4 Columbia Basin Food Webs: Trade-offs Between Fisheries Feeds and Feeding Methods for Developing a Broader Scientific Trophic Changes in Marine Using Marine Reserves to and Conservation of the Critically 9:00 AM Larval and Fingerling Walleye Foundation for Fish and Wild- Ecosystems Inform Fishery Management Endangered Yaquita Porpoise J. alan Johnson 35-5 life Restoration Trevor a. Branch 47-5 Elizabeth Babcock 43-5 Hem Nalini Morzaria-Luna 40-5 Robert J. Naiman 36-5 Bioenergetic Evaluations of Continental Scale Variability in Legitimacy and Collaborative Essential Feeding Habitat of Influences of Feed Type on Alliga- Factors Limiting Growth and Feeding and Resource Ecology Process: Factors Influencing Atka Mackerel in the Aleutian 9:15 AM tor Gar Production in Tanks Survival of Juvenile Salmonids of Juvenile Chinook Salmon Public Support of Puget Sound Islands, Alaska Brett a. Timmons 35-6 in the Columbia River Along Coastal North Pacific Marine Protected Areas Kimberly Rand 40-6 david a. Beauchamp 36-6 asit Mazumder 47-6 Kristin Hoelting 43-6 Flatfish Stocking - Cage Condition- Do Releases of Hatchery How Marine Reserves Could Temporal and Spatial Compari- Movement Patterns and Home ing: Feeding-Related Behaviors of Fishes into the Columbia Affect the Performance of sons of Pelagic Apex Predator Ranges of Fishes of the Redfish 9:30 AM Two Species Reared on Different River Basin Affect Growth and Spatial and Conventional Stock Foraging Ecology Rocks Marine Reserve Hatchery Feeds Survival of Wild Salmon? Assessments Jeffrey a. Buckel 47-7 Tom Calvanese 40-7 Michelle L. Walsh 35-7 Greg Ruggerone 36-7 Carey R. McGilliard 43-7TUESdayaM BREaK Moderator Heidi Lewis Nancy Huntly Olaf Jensen Susanne Mcdermott Hem Nalini Morzaria-Luna Feeding Rate and Frequency A Climate-to-Fish-to-Fishers Affect Growth of Juvenile Atlantic The Changing Food Web of Assessment of Sea Scallops in Life History Characteristics of Model for the Eastern Pacific 10:15 AM Spadefish, An Emerging Flathead Lake, Montana the Presence of MPAs Coexisting Platycephalidae Sardine and Anchovy Systems Aquaculture Species Bonnie Ellis 36-8 dvora Hart 43-8 Lachlan Barnes 40-8 Enrique Curchitser 47-8 John Bowser 35-8 Amending Reduced Fish Meal Feeds with ‘Conditionally Thinking Big to Conserve and Evaluation of Closed Areas Individual-Based Modeling in Changes in Acoustic Character- Essential’ Nutrients to Improve Restore the Columbia River for Fish Stocks with Maternal 10:30 AM Comparing Marine Ecosystems istics of in Situ Mulloway Performance of Hybrid Basin Effects in Larval Survival donald deangelis 47-9 Miles J.G. parsons 40-9 Striped Bass Nancy Huntly 36-9 paul Spencer 43-9 Brian R. Gause 35-9 Ecological Effects of Catch Dynamically Linking Marine A Landscape Perspective in The Dependence of Biomass Diet Optimization of Juvenile Rio Share Fisheries Revealed Zooplankton, Fishes and Tributary Habitat Restoration: and Yield on Movement and 10:45 AM Grande Silvery Minnow Through a Global Comparative Environmental Variables in the Paradox or a Path Forward? Fishery Rates Colleen Caldwell 35-10 Analysis George Bank Ecosystem Bruce Rieman 36-10 Louis W. Botsford 43-10 Timothy E. Essington 47-10 Hui Liu 40-10 Integrating MPA Monitoring Adaptive Management: Comparing the Status of Population Structure of Albacore Evaluation of Dietary Lipids for with Population and Ecosystem Compass and Gyroscope Need Stocks and Overfishing Across Tuna in the Eastern Pacific 11:00 AM Bull Trout Models to Inform Fisheries Fine Tuning Marine Ecosystems Ocean Ron Twibell 35-11 Management Court Smith 36-11 Ray Hilborn 47-11 david Wells 40-11 Mark Carr 43-11 Loss of Top Predators and Diver- Warning! That BIG Smolt May be An Assessment of the Role of sity from 2003 to 2009 Indicates Scientific Review for Large Evaluating the Efficacy of US a Tiny Adult: Prevalence, Causes Zoogeography in Consider- Rapid and Important Changes Ecosystems: Comparisons and Virgin Islands MPAs: Look 11:15 AM and Consequences of Chinook ations of Trophic Stability in in the Community Structure of Contrasts Before You Leap! Salmon Minijacks Marine Ecosystems Groundfishes in the California John M. Epifanio 36-12 Mark Monaco 43-12 donald Larsen 35-12 Matthew Baker 47-12 Current Ecosystem Nick Tolimieri 40-12 Predator-Prey Spatial Overlap Effects of Meteorological Events Does Contaminant Accumulation in Relation to Demographic Monitoring Framework for on the Distribution of Spotted Occur in Hatchery-Reared Pacific Panel Discussion: 11:30 AM and Climate Variables in North Oregon’s Marine Reserves Seatrout in a Louisiana Estuary Salmonids? Response and View to the Pacific Ecosystems alix Laferriere 43-13 Determined by Telemetry Jay W. davis 35-13 Future of the Science-Policy Mary Hunsicker 47-13 Jody L. Callihan 40-13 Interface Featuring Common Fishing Effects on Tuna Research Activities at Paul Lumley, Barry Thom, and Understanding the Portfolio Ef- Reef Fish Trophic Structure Contaminant Bioaccumulation in the Inter-American Tropical Phil Rockefeller fect: a Global Meta-Analysis of Across Diverse Coral Reef 11:45 AM Pacific Salmon Tuna Commission Achotines Erik Merrill 36-13 Exploited Marine Ecosystems Ecosystems in the Tropical alec G. Maule 35-14 Laboratory Olaf Jensen 47-14 Atlantic and Pacific Vernon Scholey 40-14 Burton Shank 43-14 103
  • 113. Oral Presentations Tuesday September 6 Room The Conference Center - 301 The Conference Center - 302 The Conference Center - 303 The Conference Center - 304 protecting Fish at power plant Challenges in Monitoring TUESday, Cooling Water Intakes: Nature-Like Fishways: Outmigrating Juvenile Fisheries and Hard Rock Mining SEp. 6 New developments and Science design, assessment & Monitoring Salmonids on Clean Water act §316(b), part 2 Moderator Matthew Klungle Sarah O’Neal Stephanie Wilson Laura Wildman Estimation of Kenai River Sockeye Entrainment Models for Cumulative Navigating Liability Issues for Good Concrete to Cobble, Lessons Learned on Salmon Smolt Abundance Using a Impacts of Multiple Power Plants on Larval 1:15 PM Samaritan Clean-Ups Small Dams and Constructed Fishways Genetic Mark-Recapture Method Fishes in the Southern California Bight Elizabeth Russell 51-15 Sean Welch 54-15 Mark Willette 44-15 John Hedgepeth 56-17 Stratification of Juvenile Migrant Data: Removing a Dam, Restoring a River: Economic and Biologic Benefits of Finding the Balance Between Bias and Howland Dam Bypass Channel 1:30 PM The Story of Milltown, Montana Cooling Tower Retrofits Precision Michael Chelminski 54-16 Robert M. Hughes 51-16 Bill dey 56-18 Matthew Klungle 44-16 Evaluating the Role of Nonuse Values Modeling Chinook Salmon Lifestages in Defining Aquatic Resource Baseline in Estimating the Benefits of a National Experience and Assessment of Nature-Like 1:45 PM the California Central Valley Conditions for Mining Projects Closed-Cycle-Cooling Retrofit Require- Fishways in the Western U.S Joseph Merz 44-17 dudley Reiser 51-17 ment Mike McGowan 54-17 Jason Kinnell 56-19 A Bayesian Analysis of a Closed Population with Assumption Testing How Long-Term Data Track Response Of Economic and Financial Impacts of a European Nature-Like Bypass Channels and Multimodel Inference Applied to Aquatic Systems For An Open Pit Copper National Retrofit of Closed-Cycle Cooling 2:00 PM in Review Capture-Mark-Recapture Studies of Mine In Central Arizona. Systems for Fish Protection piotr parasiewicz 54-18 Steelhead Smolts in the Wind River, WA William J. Miller 51-18 Matthew F. Bingham 56-20 daniel Rawding 44-18 Using Otolith Microchemistry as a Proxy The Role of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Bayesian Time-Stratified-Petersen Efficiency Improvements of for the Environmental Effects of Metal 316(b) BTA Determinations: The Road 2:15 PM Estimators for Abundance Step-Pool Channel Mining Ahead Carl Schwarz 44-19 Janusz Ligięza 54-19 Lisa a. Friedrich 51-19 david Harrison Jr. 56-21 Comparing the Relative Performance of The Use of Closed-Cycle Cooling at New Teaching Alaska’s Miners about Alaska’s Design and Control of Interstitial Flow Downstream Migrant Abundance Nuclear Power Stations and Its Potential 2:30 PM Fisheries for Steep Rock Ramps Estimation Methods Through Simulation Impact on the Aquatic Environment Stephen T. Grabacki 51-20 Brent Mefford 54-20 Steve Tussing 44-20 Michael Masnik 56-22 Results of EPRI’s Closed-Cycle Cooling An Integrated System for Storing, Ana- Research Program on Retrofit Costs, Use of Nature-Like Fishways for Improving lyzing, & Reporting Juvenile Chinook EPA’s New Regulations and Initiatives Financial Impacts, Energy Production, Diadromous Fish Passage at Northeast 2:45 PM Salmon Data Collected with Related to Hard Rock Mining Environmental and Social Impacts and U.S. Dam Removal Sites Rotary Screw Traps patty McGrath 51-21 Retrofit Environmental Benefits James Turek 54-21 doug Threloff 44-21 david Bailey 56-23104
  • 114. Oral Presentations Tuesday September 6 Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Room The Conference Center - 305 Center - 3a Center - 3B Center - 401 Rigorous adaptive Larval dispersal, population American Shad of the Pacific San Francisco Estuary: a dynamic TUESday, Management approaches to Connectivity and the Coast: a Benign Introduction or Confluence of Fisheries, Policy, SEp. 6 Benefit Fish Populations and Management of Marine Species Harmful Invasive Species? and Resource Management aquatic Ecosystems Moderator david Marmorek Bill Templin daniel J. Hasselman Ted Sommer Resizing a River: Using Adaptive Dispersal Processes in Puget Sound Recruitment Variability of Largemouth Status of American Shad in Its Introduced Management to Develop a Downscaled Brown Rockfish from Parentage and Bass Along Environmental Gradients in the 1:15 PM Range Flow Regime in a Regulated River Oceanography Sacramento – San Joaquin Delta daniel J. Hasselman 63-1 paul S. Higgins 57-15 Lorenz Hauser 53-15 Frederick Feyrer 58-15 Adaptive vs. Environmental Gene Flow in Antarctic Fishes: The Role Spawning Migrations of American Shad in Management in BC’s Water Use Understanding Vulnerability of Prey Fishes 1:30 PM of Oceanography and Life History the Columbia River Planning Process Matthew Nobriga 58-16 Emma F. young 53-16 Christopher Noyes 63-2 Brent Mossop 57-16 The Effects of Increased Water Defining Boundaries for Ecosystem- Surprise and Opportunity in Adaptive Temperature and Dam Construction on Using Comparative Mass-Balanced Trophic Based Management: A Multispecies Case Management of the Grand Canyon the Spatial Distribution and Increased Models to Understand Food-Web Changes 1:45 PM Study of Marine Connectivity Across the Aquatic Ecosystem Abundance of Invasive American Shad in in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Hawaiian Archipelago Carl Walters 57-17 the Columbia River Basin Marissa Bauer 58-17 Robert Toonen 53-17 Richard a. Hinrichsen 63-3 Making the Connection from Monitoring Deciphering Impacts of The 2007 and Evaluation to Adjustment in the Connectivity Among Deep Water Fishes American Shad in the Columbia CoscoBusan Spill Oil Spill on Herring 2:00 PM Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive in the Hawaiian Archipelago River Estuary Spawning Habitats in San Francisco Bay Management Program Michelle Gaither 53-18 Laurie a. Weitkamp 63-4 John Incardona 58-18 dennis M. Kubly 57-18 Using Structured Decision Making Adult and Larval Dispersal: Complex Verification of a ‘Freshwater-Type’ Life Pesticides and the Decline of Pelagic and Adaptive Management to Reduce Population Structures in a Crab with History Variant of Juvenile American Shad Fishes in Western North America’s Largest 2:15 PM Critical Uncertainties in Water Resource Potentially High Gene Flow in the Columbia River Estuarine Ecosystem Decisions: Examples from ACF Basin paul Shaw 53-19 Lisa a. Wetzel 63-5 Nathaniel L. Scholz 58-19 James T. peterson 57-19 Over Under Sideways Down*: Pacific Cod in the Salish Sea: Lessons from Active Adaptive American Shad and Altered Parasite/Dis- Characterizing Dynamic Regime Shifts in Population Connectivity and Implications 2:30 PM Management Experience ease Dynamics in Oregon Waters the San Francisco Estuary for Conservation C.S. Holling 57-20 Barbara a. Shields 63-6 (*the Yardbirds, 1966) Mike Canino 53-20 William a. Bennett 58-20 Panel Discussion: What Enables or Evolving Conceptual Models for Inhibits Rigourous Adaptive Implications of Uncertainty in Larval Understanding the 2:45 PM Management of Aquatic Ecosystems Dispersal for Management with MPAs Upper San Francisco Estuary and Fisheries? Louis W. Botsford 53-21 anke Mueller-Solger 58-21 david R. Marmorek 57-21 105
  • 115. Oral Presentations Tuesday September 6 Washington State Washington State Washington State Washington State Room Convention Center - 4C-1 Convention Center - 4C-2 Convention Center - 4C-3 Convention Center - 4C-4 Using Fixed Electronic Fish Connecting Climate Science to Coastal Cutthroat Trout Sym- TUESday, Colonization and Reintroduction Counting Systems for Real Time Fisheries Management and Ecol- posium: Research, Status, and SEp. 6 of anadromous Salmonids Monitoring of Freshwater ogy in a Changing World Conservation Moderator Shaara ainsley Roger Griffis Robert Vadas George pess; peter Galbreath Validating Bull Trout Redd Count Sur- Does Connectivity Mitigate the Impact of Occupancy and Distribution of Relative Reproductive Success of veys Utilizing an Electronic Fish Counter Climate Change on Antarctic Silverfish in Coastal Cutthroat Trout in the 1:15 PM Reintroduced Hood River Spring Chinook Over Multiple Migration Years the Southern Ocean? Lower Columbia River Maureen a. Hess 46-15 don McCubbing 67-1 Jason W. Ferguson 48-14 Michael Hudson 45-15 The Relationship Between Environmen- tal Variables and Migration Behavior of Understanding Ecosystem Processes in Coastal Cutthroat Trout Conservation Genetic Monitoring of Reintroduced 1:30 PM Adult Salmon Returning to the Stanis- the Bering Sea Planning Chinook Salmon in Newsome Creek, Idaho laus River, CA Jeff Napp 48-15 Marci Koski 45-16 andrew p. Matala 46-16 doug demko 67-2 Design and Performance of an Estuarine Migration and Expression of Barrier Removal and Range Expansion of Autonomous Video Counting Tower to Natural Variability in Climate Model Anadromy by Coastal Cutthroat Trout in Sea Lamprey: Quantifying Habitat Condi- 1:45 PM Monitor Salmon Escapement on Projections Two Lower Columbia River Tributaries tioning in Atlantic Salmon Nursery Streams Remote Streams Michael alexander 48-16 david K. Hering 45-17 Stephen M. Coghlan Jr. 46-17 Ted Otis 67-3 Life History Variability, Habitat Use, and Using Underwater Video to Estimate Climate Impacts on Bering Sea Ecosys- Prioritizing Salmon Populations to Migratory Behavior of Coastal Cutthroat 2:00 PM Salmon and Steelhead Abundance tem and Fisheries Re-Establish Trout in the Salmon River, Oregon Kenneth S. Gates 67-4 Jeff Napp 48-17 aimee H. Fullerton 46-18 Trevan J. Cornwell 45-18 A Hands on Approach to Anadromous Video Surveillance of Spawning Fish: Global Perspectives on Climate Change Coastal Cutthroat Trout Maturity Studies Reintroduction in Oregon’s 2:15 PM Real-Time Peeps into Nesting Behavior Effects on Fish and Fisheries in Southeast Alaska Deschutes River Elise Irwin 67-5 anne Hollowed 48-18 Roger Harding 45-19 Michael W. Gauvin 46-19 An Evaluation of the Use of Resistivity Counters in the Touchet River in Quantitative Baseline for Elwha River 2:30 PM Washington and the Chinook Salmon Imnaha River in Oregon Mara Zimmerman 46-20 Jason Vogel 67-6 Moderated Panel Discussion with Speak- ers & Discussants Panel Discussion andrea J. Ray 48-19 Estimating Chinook Escapement to Medium Sized Rivers Using Combined Life Cycle Modeling to Quantify Population 2:45 PM Resistivity and Multibeam Sonar Level Effects of Reintroduction Fish Counters Noble Hendrix 46-21 daniel Ramos-Espinoza 67-7106
  • 116. Oral Presentations Tuesday September 6 Washington State Washington State Washington State Washington State Room Convention Center - 602 Convention Center - 603 Convention Center - 604 Convention Center - 606 Effects of Renewable Energy Far-Reaching Technologies: Human Influence on Connectivity TUESday, Leading Edge Tools for Installations on Ecosystem Conservation Via and population Structure for SEp. 6 Investigative Fish Science Marine Ecosystems International Technical River Fishes Moderator Brian polagye phil Gaskill; Scott Blankenship Lawrence dominguez Becky Flitcroft EMF Effects from Marine Hydrokinetic Using Quantitative PCR as a Monitoring Making a Difference in Faraway Places: Habitat Connectivity via Netmap 1:15 PM Devices Tool to Detect Cryptic Aquatic Species Lessons from Engineers without Borders daniel Miller 52-15 Stephen Kajiura 50-16 Gregg Schumer 65-1 pete Sturtevant 64-1 Assessing the Behavioral Responses Fisheries and Wildlife Technical Unifying Biological Data Acquisition Via Taking a Leap of Faith: Assessing the of Dungeness Crab Exposed to Assistance in Developing Nations: Keys to 1:30 PM Genetic Information Passability of Fish Through Road Culverts Laboratory-Induced Electromagnetic Fields Successful Interventions Scott Blankenship 65-2 Shad Mahlum 52-16 dana Woodruff 50-17 Roger C. palm Jr. 64-2 Behavioral Responses of Paddlefish, Putting Tools in the Hands of Fish Quantifying and Restoring Aquatic The Application of Otolith Geochemistry Lake Sturgeon, and Fathead Minnows to Culturists—the Role of the Fish Connectivity in Atlantic Canada’s 1:45 PM in Forensic Fisheries Science Electromagnetic Fields Culture Section National Parks James Hobbs 65-3 Mark S. Bevelhimer 50-18 Jesse Trushenski 64-3 david Cote 52-17 Assessing the Impacts of Maternal Life-History Type and Natal Climate Change Impacts on Streamflow Linking Landscapes: Emerging Technolo- Electromagnetic Fields on Rearing Origin of Adult Steelhead in the Connectivity and Endangered Desert 2:00 PM gies, Culture, and Ecosystem Function Aquatic Organisms Yakima Basin Fishes in the Verde River, Arizona david Fornander 64-4 Irvin Schultz 50-19 Ian Courter 65-4 Kristin L. Jaeger 52-18 Working with Fisheries Stakeholders for Tracking Ocean Salmon from Marine Spatial Planning and Renewable Building-Integrated Aquaculture The Downside of Aquatic Connectivity 2:15 PM Hook to Plate Energy andy J. danylchuk 64-5 Frank Rahel 52-19 pete Lawson 65-5 david Beutel 50-20 A Process for Developing Monitoring The Dubai Palms: Can Large-Scale Increasing Resistance or Susceptibility to Standards to Assess the Effects of A PIT Tag System for Pacific lamprey in Coastal Development Provide Shelter for Exotic Invasion? - Contrasting Effects of 2:30 PM Offshore Renewable Energy the Columbia River Overfished Species? Fish Barriers on Fisheries Chris peery 65-6 paolo Usseglio 64-6 Johan Spens 52-20 Sarah L. Smith 50-21 Gravel to Gravel: The Use of PIT Tags to Monitor Salmon and Steelhead 2:45 PM Populations in the Columbia Basin dave Marvin 65-7 107
  • 117. Oral Presentations Tuesday September 6 Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Room Center - 607 Center - 608 Center - 609 Center - 611 Effective Fish Habitat Conserva- parameters That aren’t: Using Models to Evaluate TUESday, Contributed papers - tion: assessment, protection, Time-Varying Effects in Stock predator/prey Balance SEp. 6 Salmon and Steelhead Recovery and Rehabilitation, part 1 assessment (or imbalance) In the Great Lakes Moderator paul deVries; Sue Madsen Mike Reed Jim Thorson John dettmers Using Assessments to be Strategic: Developing and Implementing a Strategy Subsidized Predation on Imperiled The Key Drivers of Global Fish Evidence for Predatory Control of the to Protect and Restore Critical Chinook 1:15 PM Species: Gulls, Landfills, and Salmonids Production: Fishing or Environment Invasive Round Goby Salmon Habitat on Ohop Creek in the ann-Marie K. Osterback 60-1 Katyana Vert-pre 55-15 Charles p. Madenjian 59-14 Nisqually River Watershed, Washington Jeannette domer 49-15 Using a Watershed-Based Feasibility Understanding Changing Patterns of Model-Based Evaluation of How Stocking Assessment to Identify and Prioritize Hemlock Dam Removal and Size-Specific Marking of Lake Trout by Pacific Salmonids Influences the Fish 1:30 PM Restoration Projects in Fish Rescue Effort Sea Lamprey Communities of Lakes Huron and Ontario Day Creek, Washington Stephanie Caballero 60-2 Carson prichard 55-16 Travis Brenden 59-15 Sue Madsen 49-16 A New Legal Frontier for Protection and Assessment Methods and Strategies for An Evaluation of Natural Mortality Lake Trout Bioenergetics in Rapidly Restoration of Salmon Habitat--- 1:45 PM the Restoration of Streams in Switzerland Assumptions in Stock Assessments Changing Lake Huron the Stevens Treaties of the 1850’s armin J. peter 49-17 amy M. Schueller 55-17 Ji X. He 59-16 John J. Hollowed Sr. 60-3 Use of a Decision Support Framework Recovering an Economically Viable New Developments in Length-Based Are Salmonid Foraging Costs Increasing in to Guide Native Fish Conservation in Population of Coho Salmon in the Mortality Estimation for Data Limited 2:00 PM Lake Ontario? Streams of the Edwards Plateau Siuslaw River, Oregon Fisheries Gordon paterson 59-17 Timothy Birdsong 49-18 Charley dewberry 60-4 Nathan R. Vaughan 55-18 Finding Simplified Assessment Tools for A Method for Asking Experts about the Space-for-Time Substitutions in Lake Trout as an Apex Predator in Lakes Identifying Restoration Projects with Biological Status of Salmon Conservation 2:15 PM Predictive Models Ontario and Huron Different Channel Sizes: Case Studies Units in British Columbia amanda I. Banet 55-19 Scott Rush 59-18 Bob aldrich 49-19 Elysia Brunet 60-5 Characterizing Juvenile Steelhead How River Plumes Benefit Recruitment Thermal Refuge Habitat Assessment and Abundance, Growth, and Survival at Integrating Time Series of Reef Fish of a Coastal Fish Population: The Relative Restoration Options for Adult Chinook Multiple Spatial and Temporal Scales 2:30 PM Community Monitoring Data Importance of Top-Down Versus Salmon in the Sammamish River, WA During the Pretreatment Period of a Elizabeth E. Holmes 55-20 Bottom-up Processes paul deVries 49-20 Large Restoration Experiment Stuart a. Ludsin 59-19 Stephen Bennett 60-6 Restoring Blueback Sockeye Salmon A Place for Fish? Contemporary Senses Habitat on the Upper Quinault Defining Fisheries Reference Points Asian Carps Establishment in the Great of Place and Implications for Atlantic River ─ Quinault Indian Nation’s Strategic Given Time-Varying Life History Lakes: Modeling Foraging Behaviour and 2:45 PM Salmon and Other Native Species Planning, Projects Selection Parameters Food Sources on the Brink and Early Results Gavin Fay 55-21 Warren J.S. Currie 59-20 Katrina Mueller 60-7 Bill armstrong 49-21108
  • 118. Oral Presentations Tuesday September 6 Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Washington State Convention Room Center - 612 Center - 613 Center - 614 Center - 615 aquatic Invasive Species TUESday, Control and Native Species Contributed papers - Contributed papers- Contributed papers- SEp. 6 Restoration: Technical and Ecosystem Management population dynamics pathogens Regulatory Challenges Moderator JarleSteinkjer donald Macdonald Tucker Jones peter McHugh A Novel Application of a Management Piscicide Pesticide Reregistration and Population Assessment of Canadian Area Prioritization Method Supporting the ELISA-based Management of BKD 1:15 PM NPDES Permit Processes Northern Dolly Varden Conservation of Freshwater Fishes a. douglas Munson 61-1 dirk Helder 42-15 Kimberly Howland 41-15 Thomas pool 39-15 The Effect of Ocean Conditions on New Use Restricitons and Standard Incorporating Stakeholder Input for Sockeye Salmon Return After an Absence Bacterial Kidney Disease Infections in Operating Procedures for Rotenone Identifying Research Priorities in the of Nearly 90 Years: a Case of Reversion 1:30 PM Early Marine Phase Chinook and and Antimycin Aleutian Island Region to Anadromy Coho Salmon Brian Finlayson 42-16 Rachael Wadsworth 39-16 Lyse Godbout 41-16 Todd Sandell 61-2 American Fisheries Society Training Brown Trout Removal: Managing Whirling The Role of Eelgrass in Marine Impacts of Hatcheries on Wild Chinook Course: Planning and Executing Disease Resistant Rainbow Trout Community Interactions and Salmon Productivity: Lessons from 1:45 PM Successful Rotenone and Introductions in Brown Trout Dominated Ecosystem Services Long-Term Monitoring Antimycin Projects Streams Chris J. Harvey 39-17 Eric Buhle 41-17 don Skaar 42-17 Eric R. Fetherman 61-3 Strategic and Cooperative Conservation The Influence of Demography on Efforts in Action: USFWS Maine Fishery Probiotic Effect of Indigenous Skin Bacteria Effects of Rotenone on Amphibians Population Dynamics of Iteroparous 2:00 PM Resources Office Collaborations in of Brook Charr Hilary Billman 42-18 Fish Species Downeast Maine Sebastien Boutin 61-4 Jason J. Van Tassell 41-18 Scott Craig 39-18 Temporal and Spatial Patterns of Piscicide, Adaptive Management, and Use of Diagnostic Assays to Evaluate Interspecific Abundance–Occupancy Modeling Nonlinearity in Population Nepa; The Yellowstone National Park Transmission of Bacterial Coldwater 2:15 PM Relationships Across Western Atlantic Dynamics of Atlantic Salmon Native Fish Conservation Plan Disease Fishery Ecosystems Hui-yu Wang 41-19 Mike Ruhl 42-19 amy Long 61-5 Christopher M. Martinez 39-19 A Framework for Evaluating and Ranking Characteristics of Local Populations of Aquaculture-Induced Changes to Ecosystem Indicators for the California Steelhead Trout in Three South-Central Dynamics in Pink Salmon and Sea Lice: 2:30 PM Current Large Marine Ecosystem Lake Superior Streams Predictions of a Theoretical Model (CCLME) Kevin a. duby 41-20 Jaime ashander 61-6 Gregory Williams 39-20 Panel Discussion Filling in a Data Gap of Area-Based Southern California Steelhead Spawning Management: Fish Community Structure 2:45 PM Observations in Two Dammed Rivers Across Landscape-Scale Habitat Patches Richard Bush 41-21 Kristin Hunter-Thomson 39-21 109
  • 119. Oral Presentations Tuesday September 6 Washington State Washington State Washington State Washington State Washington State Room Convention Center - 616 Convention Center - 617 Convention Center - 618 Convention Center - 619 Convention Center - 620 assessing the Role Comparative analysis of Marine protected areas Contributed papers- TUESday, diversity Management Contributed papers- of Marine Fisheries and in Restoring, Marine and SEp. 6 Solutions Trophics, part 1 Ecosystems Sustaining, and/or Estuarine Fishes Enhancing Fisheries Moderator Jarrad Kosa John Woodling Mary Hunsicker dvora Hart anne H. Beaudreau Salmonid Consumption in the Kill, Kill, Kill! : Simulating Assessing Reef Fish Changes Response of Estuarine Fish to What Do We Mean by Managing Sanpoil River Arm of Lake Marine Ecosystems without and Marine Reserve Dynamics Large-Scale Oyster 1:15 PM Diversity? Roosevelt by Walleye Using Dogfish (or Cod, or Herring, in the Dry Tortugas, Florida Reef Restoration Caleb Rosado 66-1 Bioenergetic Modeling or Birds) Jerald S. ault 43-15 Katherine pierson 40-15 dana H.p. Stroud 62-1 Janet Nye 47-15 Summer Site Fidelity, Best Practices and Beyond: The Effects of Trophic Can Catch-Share Fisheries Sustainability in an Aquarium Movement Patterns, and Habitat Fish and Wildlife Service’s Polymorphism on Population Better Track Management Fishery within a network of 1:30 PM of Acoustic-Tagged Pacific Diversity and Inclusion Plan Dynamics and Resiliency Targets? MPAs in Hawaii Halibut in an Alaskan Fjord Kofi Fynn-Aikins 66-2 William Fetzer 62-2 Michael Melnychuk 47-16 Brian Tissot 43-16 Julie K. Nielsen 40-16 Trophic Ecology of Apex Decadal Comparisons of Is There a ‘Cryptic Biomass’ of Managing and Sustaining Cultural Predators in Pelagic Investigating the Spillover Effect Predation by a Generalist Relatively Old and Large Red Diversity in the Ocean Sciences: Food-Webs Determined for a Marine Protected Area in 1:45 PM Pelagic Predator in the Eastern Snapper in Southeast US The Woods Hole PEP Program from Food Habits and Stable Hawai’i Tropical Pacific Continental Shelf-Break Waters? Larry a. alade 66-3 Isotope Analyses Kostantinos Stamoulis 43-17 Robert Olson 47-17 Todd Kellison 40-17 Michelle Staudinger 62-3 Food Web Structure in Perceptions of Change in Puget Habitat Engineered to Improve The Effects of Fish Spatial Larval Connectivity in an Sound: Reconstructing Historical Engaging Indigenous Youth in Chinook Salmon Spawning Segregation on the Mixed Effective Network of Marine Trends in Marine Species 2:00 PM Natural Resource Conservation Success in a Central Valley Stock Fishery Protected Areas Abundance from Local Stuart Leon 66-4 (CA) River Kotaro Ono 47-18 Mark Christie 43-18 Ecological Knowledge Ryan M. Utz 62-4 anne H. Beaudreau 40-18 Workforce Diversity: How Hutton Food Web Characteristics of Unexpected Patterns of Thirty Years of Change in Reef Reproductive Biology of Pacific Increases Minority Participation in an Alpine Lake in Relation to Fisheries Collapse in the Fish Communities in 2:15 PM Ocean Perch Fisheries Cutthroat Trout Reintroduction World’s Oceans the Florida Keys Christina Conrath 40-19 Kathryn Winkler 66-5 Michael H. Meeuwig 62-5 Malin L. pinsky 47-19 Benjamin I. Ruttenberg 43-19 Distribution of Sensitive Effects of Temporal and Drivers of Global Fishery Caribbean Freshwater Fisheries Factors Affecting the Diets Habitats and Trawl-Marks (from Environmental Factors on Development Patterns: Research: an Opportunity to of Groundfish in the Gulf of MAREANO): Implications for Seasonal Spiny Dogfish 2:30 PM Chasing Dollars throughout Enhance Diversity Alaska Selection and Monitoring Abundance in the the Food Web Thomas J. Kwak 66-6 Kevin Thompson 62-6 of MPAs Northwest Atlantic Suresh a. Sethi 47-20 Lene Buhl-Mortensen 43-20 Skyler Sagarese 40-20 Organic Matter Flow or Can Sport Fishing be Ecological The National Cooperative Organism Movement- A Management Strategy Sustainable in a Marine Pro- Fisheries Scholars Program: Evaluating Mechanisms of Evaluation of Harvest Control tected Area? – A Case Study 2:45 PM A Model for Producing Minority Food Web Connectivity in Rule Performance from the Fisheries Professionals Puget Sound Estuaries John Wiedenmann 47-21 Galapagos Islands Michael a. Eggleton 66-7 Emily R. Howe 62-7 anna Schuhbauer 43-21110
  • 120. Oral Presentations Tuesday September 6 pOSTERS INCLUdEd IN SpECIFIC SyMpOSIa - TUESday Washington State Washington State Washington State The Conference Washington State Washington State Convention Center - Convention Center - Convention Center - 615 Center - 301 Convention Center - 603 Convention Center - 616 4C-1 4C-4 The Cutting Edge of Colonization and Ecology of Infectious Hatchery Nutrition: Challenges in Moni- Leading Edge Tools Bycatch Management: Reintroduction of and parasitic diseases Feeding Fish for toring Outmigrating for Investigative Fish Science, policy and anadromous in populations of Tomorrow’s Juvenile Salmonids Science Engineering, part 1 Salmonids Wild Fish Changing World Evaluating the efficacy Plant-Based Lipid Blends of the calcein solution Proposed Plan to Reduce Developing Real Time Non-Lethal Samples for De- Can Completely Replace SE-mark batch mark on False Killer Whale Bycatch Umatilla River Spring Quantitative PCR for rapid tecting Salmonid Pathogens: Menhaden Fish Oil in Femalesalmon fry to measure trap in the Hawaii-Based Chinook Reintroduction and reliable identification of Potential for Investigations of White Bass Broodstock Diets efficiency and evaluate Longline Fisheries Craig Contor cryptic aquatic species Wild Fish Populations Without Impacting Embryonic estimator assumptions Nancy young Gregg Schumer diane G. Elliott or Larval Survival Justin Miller Who’s Your Mommy? The application of otolith strontiumOutmigration monitoring of Insoluble Canola Protein Effect of a New, Larger isotope rations 87SR:86Sr to juvenile rainbow trout Using Adult Coho Salmon Concentrate Partially TED Design on Catch determine the contribution of using a coanda wedge to Recolonize Yakima Basin Replaces Fish Meal in Performance in the Summer resident rainbow trout to the wire screen and Tributaries Largemouth Bass Diets Flounder Trawl Fishery threatened steelhead a picket weir Todd Newsome Without Affecting Growth Sarah Simons population in the Yakima anne Marie Emery Performance River, Washington. Jim Hobbs Tribal Coho Reintroduction Using the right tool for Evaluation of a Turtle Ex- Programs in the Wenatchee the job: gear types used cluder Device Designed for Stock-specific Distributions of and Methow Rivers: Using in Western Washington Use in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic, Ocean Resident a Phased Approach to to monitor outmigrating Atlantic Croaker (Micropo- Chinook Salmon Reestablish Extirpated juvenile salmonids goniasundulatus) Fishery Renee Bellinger Populations devin West Jeff Gearhart Corey Kamphaus Reducing the Capture of the Comparative productiv- Flatfish Complex in Small ity of colonizing and low Mesh Bottom Trawls Using abundance coho salmon the 30.5 Cm Drop Chain (Oncorhynchus kisutch) Trawl Net Design populations Barbara Somers Joe anderson Operational Feasibility of Turtle Excluder Device Use in the Southeastern U.S. Commercial Skimmer Trawl Shrimp Fishery Blake price Conservation Engineering Challenges: From Field to Federal Register Ryan d. Silva Underwater Observation of Behavior of Roundfish and Flatfish near Trawl Bridles: Measures to Reduce Flatfish Catch in Haddock Trawls pingguo He Sea Turtle Bycatch Reduc- tion Research and its Link to Fisheries Management yonat Swimmer Development and Implementation of Trawl Sweep Modifications to Reduce Effect on Benthos and Commercially Valuable Crabs C. Rose 111
  • 122. Oral Presentations Wednesday September 7 Room The Conference Center - 301 The Conference Center - 302 The Conference Center - 303 The Conference Center - 304 Reflections on Forest Using Acoustic Telemetry WEDNESDAY, Catch Share Programs in U.S. Adaptability of Management: Can Fish and Techniques to Estimate Fish SEP. 7 Commercial Fisheries Fish Life Histories Fiber Coexist?, Part 2 Survival and Behavior